The Amazing Spider-Man Easter Eggs. *Contains Major Spoilers*

Things I noticed in The Amazing Spider-Man.

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By Preacherfanatic7 - 7/4/2012
There were a few Easter Eggs that I noticed in TASM some of them maybe a little bit out there, but you never know. Plus I had speculation.


Norman Osborne: This is probably the most Obvious out of all of them He is mentioned Several times throughout the movie, and why wouldn't be? HE is the founder of Oscorp. His head can be seen in a hologram while Peter is at Oscorp, we can tell he has short hair and glasses, but that is about it.

OZ formula, and Green Goblin: It is mentioned in the film that Norman Osborne is sick and that he needs a cure. Dr. Ratha tells Connors that he needs to hurry up with his formula. However, he also mentions the OZ formula. Now, I might be mishearing him because of his strong Indian accent, but it sounds like he says the formula is OZ, he might just be saying the formula is OURS, but the accent is so thick that it is hard to tell. Perhaps since Norman is dying he needs this OZ formula, and it cures him but unfortunately it also makes him crazy and he becomes Gobby, maybe seed it in the second film by having him play a small role, and then by third he turns into goblin.

Venom: There is a very peculiar line that Ratha says to Connors in the same scene where they are talking about Norman. HE says that Richard Parker wore the suit very well. This can be taken as one of two things. That Richard was somewhat of a suit, as in he worked for the company and was a higher up than Connors and that Ratha was teasing him about it and saying he too could become a suit. Or he was talking about the Venom suit from Ultimate Spider-Man, and how Richard created it, and that is what he may want to use on Norman to cure him.

Nod to Ultimate Richard and Mary Parkers death: While never fully explained, there is a scene in the film where Peter is researching his father and Doc Connors on the internet and he comes across an article that has something about Richard and Mary Parker and a plane crash, it was so fast i couldt read it all but it seems like a small nod to the Ultimate Universe.

Doc Ock: Ok, this one is a bit of a stretch and I may be over thinking it a bit, but the scene where Peter is about to enter the lab of Spiders there is a machine that is handling something that looks dangerous, it was so fast i didn't much see what it was, but it did seem like it was webbing of some sort, but there were four of these mechanical arms, and while they didn't look specifically like Doc Ocks mechanical arms, it could have been a slight nod to the character.

Mysterio: I think it would make sense that the man in the shadows is Quentin Beck. While my initial reaction was that it was Norman Osborne, he did seem to disappear too quickly to be Norman, and also he had that hat, it made him seem like he was a flashy kind of guy, and that is who Quentin Beck is he is over the top and flashy. Perhaps he works for Oscorp, or uses their tech for his special effects. He may have been contacted by a sickly Norman to talk to Connors for him, and since he can get in and out of places easily it would make sense if that was Beck. Also Webb did say he was one of his favorite villains, maybe he was hinting with really confirming.

So, what do you think?
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BarnaclePete - 7/4/2012, 9:00 AM
Not sure about doc ock, but I think you are looking too much into oz and venom. Ratha was just saying that Parker did what he was told and he definitely said the formula was "ours". Meaning they could do what they wanted with it.
dellamorte1872 - 7/4/2012, 9:05 AM
havent seen the film yet, and prolly wont till cable but...my guess is it's 1 of 3. chameleon which i could see due to his morphing ability plus he's dapper and a "spy". he also fits better with the animal theme theyre setting up here apparently. 2 mysterio b/c he dissapears and appears quickly. 3 electro he coulda achieved this by light sockets and wires, traveling thru them. those are my 3 choices. 4th normie himself but that seems the most unlikely
xStarLordx - 7/4/2012, 11:37 AM
Ratha did say "ours" not "oz"
Name - 7/4/2012, 11:49 AM
loved this film, favourite of the lot. I think i'll watch it by myself next, friends just talk and talk.
rippedwhiteguy - 7/4/2012, 3:58 PM
I find it weird that you are the only other person to say mysterio, but that is what I instantly thought while watching the credits. Seems like everybody says that it was norman Osborn and he was just halucinating. And I heard that "the man in the black" or something like that was in the credits and when they looked that guys name up on the official webpage that it was Norman Osborn. But even if this guy was just a generic norman osborn, the real norman osborn has not been hired yet, hence why we didnt see his face in the extra scene. And as much as I want it to be mysterio, and how if anyone was actually in the jail cell with him, mysterio (as a magician, seems to be the only one that could actually pull it off).....but lets face it, its norman Osborn at the end and considering this is the AMAZING spiderman, peter will end up webbing gwen's leg after norman throws her off a bridge and gwen will die from wiplash leading to peter blaming himself for her death......I didnt spend thousands of dollars on comic books and learn nothing....haha i'm such a nerd
relentless1 - 7/4/2012, 5:06 PM
yeah its just a thick accent, dr ratha says " its ours anyways" referring to the formula that connors was working on, and when he refers to richard parkers "wearing the suit well" it was a metaphor for the stance that richard apparently took against using the formula on people, the same stance that doc connors was taking at that time hence " on you it is a cheap suit" comment to connors...just thought id clear that up.
CorndogBurglar - 7/4/2012, 6:03 PM
I think people need to learn just what exactly Easter eggs are. Pretty much all of these listed are guesses and speculation. One was even you jist mistaking a guy's accent.

An Easter egg is something in a movie that is an obvious nod to something else. You dont have to make guesses as to whether or not an Easter egg is present. Like Cap's shield in Iron Man. There was no mistaking that Cap's shield was sitting on Stark's table. Or in X2 when Mystique is hacking the computer and long list of mutants like Remy Lebeau, Maddrox, and The Maxomoffs are shown. Those are Easter eggs.

Easter eggs are NOT when a guy mentions the word "SUIT" in a sentence and you automatically take it to mean venom, even though nothing else would lead you to think thats what he means.

In short, guesses, speculations, and assumptions are not Easter eggs.

Thank you, that is all.
CaptainAmerica31 - 7/4/2012, 10:21 PM
This is a mix between ultimate and amazing.like I said before I think it's chameleon, Rhys Ifans may have said it wasn't Norman but it wasn't of that was Chamleon right? It was Chamleon disguised as Norman so it was Chamleon not Norman but he looked like Norman thus masse was playing the Chamleon/Osborn. I think in the sequel we'll see Electro and Chamleon, that would be awesome. And Norman would have a role becasue Harry would be introduced as will MJ.
CaptainAmerica31 - 7/4/2012, 10:24 PM
I yea and GG at the end and death of Gwen Stacy at the start of 3
sikwon - 7/4/2012, 10:34 PM
The conversation about the suit.... when ratha and conners were talking about human trials conners expressed indignation, ratha said that richard parker expressed similar concerns before and implied that it got him killed, he said that parker was genuinly opposed to that sort of thing (because its unethical, illegal and just plain wrong) and that conners wasnt nearly as opposed to the idea, alluding to conners having been some what on board with what happened to the parkers. most of that conversation was a threat, a reminder of what happened to the parkers and the suit coment was ratha simply telling conners he was full of shit. i cant explain it any better but it was a phrase, not a venom referance at all. Good try though.
Caedus137 - 7/5/2012, 2:27 AM
Yeah... Just to back up the "Suit" thing... He's basically talking about Connors' attitude and concerns, saying that theyre not as convincing or sincere as Richard Parkers. "He wore his indignation well, but you wear it like a cheap suit" or something like that... He's basically saying Connors is full of shit and that his apparent concerns aren't genuine. Nothing to do with Venom. At all.
badscooter - 7/5/2012, 7:09 AM
The scene with the mutated mouse could be a hint at vermin.
Gotg203 - 7/5/2012, 9:49 AM
When it showed the tree of life in the begining of the movie, with all of the animals, there was a rhino
SoulxAvenger - 7/5/2012, 3:17 PM
Just came back from the movie. Was very enjoyable. The eggs that you said were stretches, the only one that I thought could be true was Quentin Beck. I thought the exact same thing right after that scene.
MrDuck - 7/6/2012, 12:33 AM
also you left out the Daily Bugle reference on the bottom of the tv screen
PeterParker1991 - 7/7/2012, 8:53 AM
Nice. Keeping my fingers crossed for Eddie Brock/Venom. The dude at the mid-credit scene is definitely Quentin Beck. There's really no one else it could be and when it is confirmed, it will be awesome to see Mysterio finally make his debut.
Upgrayedd69 - 7/7/2012, 9:50 AM
Mysterio or Electro
mawilli4 - 7/7/2012, 9:44 PM
the only easter eggs i saw were the shots like the Todd MarFarlane run. it was... beautiful. story was kind of predictable, but it was fun.
Starkstrong - 7/8/2012, 7:39 AM
I also thought Mysterio, when I first saw the end scene. Then I looked at some other websites and comment boards and someone mentioned the villan, Sundown. I didn't know who Sundown was, so I looked up his bio. It looks like he fits well. The man in the shadows is credited as Michael Massee. Micheal Massee is also being credited in someplaces as playing David Patrick Lowell, who became Sundown. One of Sundown's powers is the ability to teleport, so he could appear and dissappear from the cell. David Lowell was also an employee of Oscorp, so he would know about the shady things at Oscorp. This is all speculation, and the scene is so vague it could be almost anyone. I think the reboot has done an amazing job of setting up many spiderman movies and future superhero team ups.
iZinDiaN - 11/8/2012, 5:30 PM
I posted this another article. I'll post it here again :).

You ALL missed the BLATANT easter egg! Can't believe no one saw this! I have made it clear in the picture below. And no, this isn't photoshopped. You can search up the original pose shot and this easter egg will be present.



You can clearly see that it's a Lizard, but I might be wrong. But that is CLEARLY an easter egg. Now it's up to you guys to guess what it is. But I'm pretty sure it's a Lizard.

But other than that, yeah, the cloud in the background sure looks like a lightning bolt.

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