THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: Latest Daily Bugle Viral Mentions Classic Crime Boss "Big Man"

"Big Man" was a classic Stan Lee/Steve Ditko creation who made the young Spider-Man's life difficult with the help of the notorious Enforcers. He was later exposed to be Daily Bugle reporter Frederick Foswell, and that's exactly who has written this latest article for newspaper's viral site!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/17/2013

Despite corroborated reports that a central figure has risen to claim greater control over the Russian organized crime families, the NYPD continues to deny the existence of the lazily nicknamed “Big Man.” (Was “Scary Crime Boss” already taken?) Can’t we come up with a more pointedly clever nickname for this hard-nosed criminal?

In the four months since the terrorist attack on OsCorp Tower, violent crime is way up. Everyone’s afraid of everyone. The nuns are wearing bulletproof habits. Cabbies are afraid to HONK. Hot dog vendors are staying INSIDE their carts. I even overheard someone use the word SORRY.

Is this climate of fear a result of the NYPD shifting its focus towards the potential threat of super-human activity?

I don’t know about you, but Spider-Man doesn’t scare me. Nothing in red spandex scares me. It’s time for the mayor’s office to address the real question at hand: Which is a bigger police priority — organized crime or super-humans?

A source who requested anonymity said, “They just want to do real police work, not chase after unicorns, wall-crawlers and giant mutated reptile-men.”

In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.


Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson
Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro
Sally Fields as Aunt May

RELEASE DATE: May 2nd, 2014.
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DEVLIN712 - 12/17/2013, 12:18 PM
Terrorist attack on OsCorp?
Can someone fill me in?
DEVLIN712 - 12/17/2013, 12:19 PM
On a side note, it's great that Sony are making this feel like a self contained comic book universe. It feels just like you're reading a Spider-Man comic
Nomis - 12/17/2013, 12:21 PM
Nomis - 12/17/2013, 12:22 PM
cipher - 12/17/2013, 12:23 PM
DEVLIN712 - 12/17/2013, 12:33 PM
Shit, I was oblivious to the fact that there are other Reddit users on this site... I don't think all that much
jlabatman - 12/17/2013, 12:34 PM
B&Y, that is some funny shit right there!
MrMartinMarvel - 12/17/2013, 12:35 PM
@B&Y LOL!!!
Optimus83 - 12/17/2013, 12:48 PM
¿Big-Man?. ...¿Tombstone?, ¿Norman Osborn?
Lindsey35 - 12/17/2013, 12:54 PM
Wasn't 'BIG MAN' the crime lord in Spectacular Spider-Man series?
Lindsey35 - 12/17/2013, 12:54 PM
With the blue skin???
jimoakley666 - 12/17/2013, 12:55 PM
You can't say they don't know their Spidey history.
Cles - 12/17/2013, 1:00 PM
@Lindsey Yeah they used it as an alias for Tombstone. It could prove interesting if they follow that same line in the movie.
CaptainAmerica31 - 12/17/2013, 1:02 PM
@b&y hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
BIGDane42 - 12/17/2013, 1:06 PM

Joementum - 12/17/2013, 1:13 PM
Sony has the rights to which characters/issues of SpiderMan?
JJJameson - 12/17/2013, 1:27 PM
The viral marketing for this film has been the coolest since TDK's. The layers of fan service delivered in these Daily Bugle posts give me a smile from ear to ear.

May 2014 couldn't come soon enough!
GoldenOne33 - 12/17/2013, 1:35 PM
Someone is running russian crime organizations? I think in the movie everybody is going to think it is Foswell, but Foswell will end up being the Chameleon.

Chameleon will be the big man running the russian organizations..

GoldenOne33 - 12/17/2013, 1:37 PM
I thought Kingpin was, but i don't know, and Foswell is too boring to be the real big man in this franchise, so I am going with Chameleon because of the russian connection.
Dandy - 12/17/2013, 1:40 PM
Foswell was one of my favorite characters in the comics. After being the big man he was released from jail and became an anti-hero who was always close to discovering Peter's identity and you could never be sure of his motives.

I'd love to see his character on the screen.
JJJameson - 12/17/2013, 1:58 PM
I want either Kingpin or Tombstone to be revealed the Big Man in the Spider-Movieverse. They can connect Rhino, Kraven and Chameleon through this Russian mafia subplot as well.
Joementum - 12/17/2013, 2:15 PM
If they're gonna have gangs then they gotta have:

Man Mountain Marko
TheBlackNerd - 12/17/2013, 2:18 PM
"Big Man"??? It's gotta be Tombstone! I knew it! My assumptions about specific characters getting spinoff films/ occurong within these films have been right so far. I'm taking a wild guess and say we'll see Tombstone hire the enforcers to do some dirty work for him?
TheBlackNerd - 12/17/2013, 2:18 PM
NovaCorpsFan - 12/17/2013, 2:19 PM

The terrorist attack is referring to Lizard's escapades there.
NovaCorpsFan - 12/17/2013, 2:20 PM

The character's name in the books is Big Man. It's not an alias for the movies.
TheAbaryMan369 - 12/17/2013, 2:21 PM
Just because some viral marketing site (non canon with movie) teases a villain it doesn't mean he will show up in any movie.
TheCaptain - 12/17/2013, 2:22 PM
I like these viral news articles.
GoldenOne33 - 12/17/2013, 2:27 PM
I think the teasing is to let you know they will show up in one of the movies.
TheBlackNerd - 12/17/2013, 2:30 PM

Oooooooooh, because I remember in The Spectacular Spider-Man series they referred to Tombstone as Big Man also if I'm correct? But thanks bro! I gotta get hip every now and then.


Well, I mean they advertised Shocker and I have a STRONG feeling he'll appear in the Sinister Six spin-off I dunno, guess I'm keeping the faith alive as usual
baszs - 12/17/2013, 3:46 PM
i am going for this scenario...,_Sr._(Earth-616)
GoldenOne33 - 12/17/2013, 4:06 PM
i think in the Sinister six movie,there are going to be 2 Sinister six teams.

The first team fails, and then Doc ock recuits a stronger team to defeat Spider-man, and they get close to killing him but Spidey prevails.

Because if you look at the Viral campaigns(Shocker) and the touch screen on the trailer, that's more than six villians.

Austrailian project is Kraven.
GoldenOne33 - 12/17/2013, 4:22 PM
Sinister Six:
Doc Ock

But if you look at Tasm, they had the Scorpion on the tree of life. if they follow that tree of life then Scorpion is going to show up. As well as a genetically enchanced rhino or alexi, if he chooses to go that route after his suit is destroyed. And of course the Australian project that might be Kraven.

And we have not heard anything on Mysterio, or Sandman or Hobgoblin.

I feel one team will be lead by the Green Goblin like in the Ultimates, and another will be lead by Doc ock.

Doc ock team fails first, then Norman Osborn recruits the last team to defeat spider-man.

Green goblin team:

Green Goblin

i feel that's what Kurtzman and Orci are doing. To pay homage to both teams.

I think they are keeping it a secret. of course after Doc ock fails, Norman kills Doc ock(Like in the Ultimates) and forms his own tram for the last battle.
GoldenOne33 - 12/17/2013, 4:37 PM
If Harry is not in the Sinister Six, then put the chameleon in his place.

So I put the Chameleon in the place of Harry on the Green Goblin team.
Jollem - 12/17/2013, 5:24 PM
really like when comic fans make these movies
thejon93rd - 12/17/2013, 6:47 PM
Tombstone/Big Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man series was amazing. Hopefully we see him in a film soon too.

MightyZeus - 12/17/2013, 9:23 PM
Clever viral marketing. If they do introduce Big Man in these films i'm wondering if he'll be a Kingpin replacement type?
mgeoff88 - 12/17/2013, 10:40 PM
If he were to go to a college, he would be the 'Big Man' on campus, literally. ;P
TheAmazingSpiderDumb - 12/18/2013, 6:42 AM
It's funny that in the site, the man who wrote the article is Frederick Foswell, that is the Big Man in comics. Nice!

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