Interview With Donald Menken In Latest Daily Bugle Viral From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Interview With Donald Menken In Latest Daily Bugle Viral From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Another Daily Bugle viral from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been released. This one features an exclusive interview with Oscorp spokesman Donald Menken, played by Colm Feore in the film. He discusses the opening of their Electromagnetic Power Plant & more. Come check it out!

March 21, 2014

By Joy Mercado

Oscorp Industries has weathered a bumpy year, but since the city fast-tracked their experimental energy facility, it has been smooth sailing. As the Oscorp Electromagnetic Power Plant nears completion, I sat down to discuss recent events with company spokesman Donald Menken.

Daily Bugle: How would you summarize the last few months?

Menken: Hectic, but exciting.

DB: Oscorp has faced several setbacks: contracts that went to other companies, harrowing ethics probes into the work of your scientists, and most importantly, Wall Street concerns about Norman Osborn’s health.

Menken: Should I be taking notes or should I wait for you to ask me a question?

DB: Um, wow, okay, I guess my question is: how much of Oscorp’s future success is riding on the successful completion of the power plant?

Menken: It’s going to be incredibly rewarding, Joy, but our real reward comes in achieving great scientific advances — and in providing the people of this city the cleanest, most cost-effective energy in history.

DB: After the trouble with Dr. Connors, has Oscorp taken extra steps to monitor the people responsible for designing and building the plant?

Menken: The problems we had with Dr. Connors won’t happen again. The Oscorp Electromagnetic Power Plant is the result of multiple departments within the company. Hundreds of dedicated employees are involved, not a single genius.

DB: So the plant is not, as sources indicate, based primarily on the designs of a single brilliant, if slightly eccentric, electrical engineer?

Menken: We are all links in the Oscorp chain, Joy, working together. Oscorp prides itself on functioning as a team, and that’s the story to tell about the new power plant.

DB: When will the plant be fully operational?

Menken: Plans are for the plant to be up and running by April 16. And when that switch gets thrown, the city is going to get a night it will never forget.

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 features:
Director: Marc Webb
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro
Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn
Sally Field as May Parker
Campbell Scott as Richard Parker
Embeth Davidtz as Mary Parker
Colm Feore as Donald Menken
Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino
Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn
Marton Csokas as Dr.Kafka
B.J. Novak as Alistair Smythe
Martin Sheen as Ben Parker
Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson
Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy
Felicity Jones in an unspecified role

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2, 2014.

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Rohan Patel
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Filed Under "Spider-Man" 3/21/2014 Source: The Daily Bugle Tumblr
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MrCBM56 - 3/21/2014, 4:49 PM
I love these.
superherofan21 - 3/21/2014, 5:03 PM
Does this mean that Max Dillon originally designed the power plant, but Oscorp stole his designs? This article seems to indicate that.
Platinum - 3/21/2014, 5:20 PM

Yeah there's so much reference to Connor's past in that movie that will probably never be resolved. I'm curious to see if Ifans comes back to reprise his role or if the Lizard has been dropped from the TASM universe entirely.
CaptainAmerica31 - 3/21/2014, 5:29 PM
@pending he was mentioned in the first couple of articles
Scarilian - 3/21/2014, 6:07 PM
How is it that Sony can give us a 'final trailer' yet still find ways to spoil the movie more with all the marketing.
CaptainAmerica31 - 3/21/2014, 6:11 PM
In what ways was anything spoiled here? The whole Max built the power plant thing was told by foxx awhile back
StarkAnthony - 3/21/2014, 6:28 PM
So this power plant is the place with the clock tower and all those pylons from the trailer
notmuchtotellreally - 3/21/2014, 6:47 PM
Dr Connors wasn't obsessed with anything. He was selfless to use it on himself instead of the veterans hospital.
Fornication - 3/21/2014, 8:15 PM
That isn't a spoiler. Foxx alreayd said several times that Dillon is pissed because they stole his work. He is seen walking around with the power plant blueprints. Do the math.

Optimus83 - 3/21/2014, 9:09 PM
Cool. ...Amazing Spider-Man
Kalabog - 3/21/2014, 9:57 PM
Daily Bugle...
Sometimes I wonder if a mustachioed George Clooney would be a cool J. Jonah Jameson. Can someone upload a pic.
notmuchtotellreally - 3/21/2014, 10:23 PM
Dumbass, it was obvious that Dr Connors was hiding something from Peter. It wasn't that Richard Parker didn't wanna give the algorithm to Connors; he didn't wanna to give it to Oscorp!
loki668 - 3/21/2014, 11:01 PM

You may be on to something there. Though, I doubt that they can afford him.

Namor - 3/21/2014, 11:21 PM
When we gonna get George Clooney in the CBM world anyways?
loki668 - 3/22/2014, 12:16 AM

His presence would immediately impact a cbm film budget. They'd also have to have the right part to interest him. The guy probably fields tons of offers every day. I would LOVE to see it, though.
loki668 - 3/22/2014, 1:18 AM

Do you know how many years of therapy that it took for me to forget that film?!? Aaaarrrrrgggghhh!!! I think that Clooney will either choose a better part or he will stay away from cbms forever, because of that one terrible event. Cranston would be another great JJJ.
Platinum - 3/22/2014, 1:29 AM
Modern day Clooney would've made a great older Batman....damn.
loki668 - 3/22/2014, 2:03 AM
What about "Captain Clooney and the Planeteers!"?
MarvelSquadie - 3/22/2014, 4:10 AM
Awh! :-( Donald Menken? I really thought he would be playing Adrian Toomes.
Xienn - 3/22/2014, 6:19 AM
J.K. Simmons or bust

The man embodies the role.
Accept no substitute!
MercwithMouth - 3/22/2014, 7:46 AM

You have me a little confused. Unless I'm missing something, Richard Parker never finished the algorithm. Peter finished it himself from his father's notes. Richard and Connors worked together and neither one could finish the equation.

Help me out if I'm missing something?
mamoonNorz - 3/22/2014, 9:38 AM
The Sinister Six will comprise of the: 1. Electro
2. Doctor Octopus
3. The Vulture
4. Kraven The Hunter or, The Sandman
5. Rhino
6. Mysterio

MercwithMouth - 3/22/2014, 3:23 PM

Thanks for the clarification man.

Still better than Raimi's movies... lol.
MercwithMouth - 3/22/2014, 6:03 PM
Lol, had to get at least one shot in ;)
notmuchtotellreally - 3/22/2014, 9:27 PM
You didn't correct shit! Wtf are you talkin about??! My point was that Connors wasn't a threat. The Lizard was. And a much bigger threat is Oscorp.

Way better than Nolan's movies.
notmuchtotellreally - 3/23/2014, 11:48 PM
Listen you stupid ass dipshit idiot motherfacker!!! Dr Connors isn't a bad guy. He never was or ever will be. Richard Parker wasn't hiding it from him, he was hiding it from Oscorp. Connors was never obsessed. That's obvious! He was just going through what any person without an arm would go through.

Still way better than Nolan, kid.
notmuchtotellreally - 3/24/2014, 9:38 PM
Um, it is fully realized that Connors was never a bad guy, dumbfack! And of course Richard Parker maybe wouldn't want Connors to get his hand on the algorithm. CONNORS IS MISSING AN ARM and would love to have it back. But that doesn't mean that he's a bad guy, dumb piece of shit! TAS-M is perfect!!!

You're the one who's desperate for Nolan.
notmuchtotellreally - 3/25/2014, 11:05 PM
Loose plot thread my ass!!!!! It's called not shutting your brain off during a movie, but since you don't have one I understand how you couldn't figure out something a 4 year old could.

The Amazing Spider-Man trilogy is going to be leagues more successful than The Dark Knight trilogy. Just accept it. You can't do anything about it. Bitching on the internet isn't gonna help at all. The sooner you realize that, the lesser the troll you'll be. And who knows? Maybe you'll even stop being gay for Nolan.
notmuchtotellreally - 3/28/2014, 11:27 PM
It's actually the best CBM ever!

Suck my balls.
notmuchtotellreally - 3/30/2014, 12:36 AM
"It's actually the lousiest CBM ever!" Bullshit opinion.

"It's actually the best CBM ever!" Fact.

More like hot-ass women realities.
notmuchtotellreally - 3/30/2014, 12:37 AM
Oh and you're a dickhead!
notmuchtotellreally - 3/30/2014, 10:14 PM
I'd rather be a sick and sad delusional neanderthal than a sick and sad and gay delusional Nolanite.

And just because some of them have had some surgeries done before doesn't mean they're Barbies!
notmuchtotellreally - 4/1/2014, 10:32 PM
You're right. I'm just an idiot and you're the best.

APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
notmuchtotellreally - 4/2/2014, 11:49 PM
I'm gonna kick your ass for sayin that!

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