THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Rhys Ifans Reveals Who It WASN'T In The Mid-Credits Scene

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Rhys Ifans Reveals Who It WASN'T In The Mid-Credits Scene

Despite speculation that the mysterious figure in the mid-credits scene is a well-known comic book character, Rhys Ifans (Curt Connors/The Lizard) reveals that it is in fact NOT who we all think. Read on for details, but beware of some MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

Well, the following excerpt from an interview with Rhys Ifans over at Ain't It Cool News certainly makes THIS editorial (written by yours truly) a little pointless, eh? The Welsh actor has confirmed that the "Man in the Shadows" played by Michael Massee was in fact NOT Norman Osborn. However, he goes on to hint that it is instead an established character of some sort involved with Oscorp who MIGHT end up being the villain in the planned sequel currently being written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Okay, what do you think about that ending?

Well, Connors is basically locked up in a very high-security mental institution.

We were debating whether it was a prison or a mental institute.

It's not a zoo. [laughs] I kept seeing it as maybe a mixture of both. Then a representative from OsCorp appears miraculously in the room. How he gets in there and how he leaves, we don’t know. Maybe we will find out. But it’s not Norman Osborn.

It’s not? You can say that?

Yeah. But it is someone who is in the employ of Norman Osborn without question.

Someone we're familiar with, who we don’t know is employed by Osborn?

Yeah. Who knows? Maybe he will be the next bad guy; we’ll see.

What do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts and theories in the usual place. Check out my interview with Marc Webb HERE and be sure to click HERE to read my 4* review of the film.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.


Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors/The Lizard
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben
Sally Fields as Aunt May
Denis Leary as George Stacy

RELEASE DATE: July 3rd, 2012.

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Anthrax - 7/4/2012, 4:10 PM
no norman maybe the chameleon somtimes he wears trenchcoat and hat
Anthrax - 7/4/2012, 4:13 PM
chameleon can find out spidermans identity and destroy his personal life....idk
marvel72 - 7/4/2012, 4:17 PM
i have no idea,the mid credit scene didn't give any clues to whom it could be.

of course i know a ton of spidey foes but i couldn't tell who that was meant to be.
grifter - 7/4/2012, 4:19 PM
In ultimate Spider-man Norman had a hit-man that he used. I wonder if that's him? I bet Norman already knows that Peter is Spider-man. Had to have Cameras watching as he got bit.
BlazinTexan - 7/4/2012, 4:19 PM
wheres my cred lol
TheGambitFreak - 7/4/2012, 4:21 PM
Then Electro.
Knightrider - 7/4/2012, 4:23 PM
Hard to say who it was, there is the lighting that strikes that seems to hint at, that is his mode of transport. Also the person looked rough, like a hobo, but no idea who it is. Personally, I think it is Richard Parker, and we will see some sort of Father vs Son battle, maybe even a hint at a clone saga.
TheGambitFreak - 7/4/2012, 4:24 PM
Glad there paying homage to Ditko with GwenStacy, Lizard and now Electro.
DioFoRio - 7/4/2012, 4:25 PM
Just gonna throw this out there. I think it may have been Norman Osborne
TheGambitFreak - 7/4/2012, 4:35 PM
@KnightRider No, not Richard, the voice is completely different, it's definitely Michael Massee's voice, plus, they'd have to seriously make him look [frick]ed up if they were to make him look like an older version of Campbell Scott. Plus it'd be weird that Richard would talk in 3rd person, "Did you tell the boy about his father." My theory....

It's Uncle Ben's Killer, who, during an Oscorp experiment is altered by Electricity and perhaps somehow had a connection to Richard or Mary.
Emanuel14 - 7/4/2012, 4:37 PM
i knew it
95 - 7/4/2012, 4:38 PM
Never seen the film. But...
Electro or Mysterio.
PanochaLibre - 7/4/2012, 4:38 PM
Rhys was great in the movie despite his transformations seeming like scenes from jumanji.
Hulk's was better.... They have a hulk
David78B - 7/4/2012, 4:40 PM
Heres who I think it was
1. Norman Osborn
2. Electro
3. Hydro-man
4. Mysterio
5. Chameleon

My reasons for Electro and Hydro-man is because Oscorp is doing cross genetics and the person just disappeared. If it was Electro he went into the lights. If it was Hydro-man he left though the water in the toilet. he also walked that way when he disappeared.
D1OfficerJackass - 7/4/2012, 4:40 PM
sounds like Electro to me too.
RSDhillon - 7/4/2012, 4:41 PM
I so, so hope it's Electro...
bababoozer - 7/4/2012, 4:42 PM
BoosterGold1991 - 7/4/2012, 4:42 PM
I'm wondering if it might be Electro.
Wildaniel - 7/4/2012, 4:44 PM
IDK who it was, here is the video if you have not seen it...

Necroxide - 7/4/2012, 4:45 PM
Its Morbius ! and spider man will become, mutated Man - Spider and will be hunt by Kraven :P
Rhinoman - 7/4/2012, 4:46 PM
Micheal Morbius was mentioned several times in the The Amazing Spiderman game which is considered Cannon with the Spiderman universe.

Michael Morbius appears in The Amazing Spider-Man video game (based on The Amazing Spider-Man).[38] He is biochemist who is forced by corrupt Oscorp executive Alistair Smythe into creating Rhino. In a discussion between Spider-Man and Dr. Curt Connors, it was mentioned that Michael Morbius was studying bats as a means to cure his rare blood disease. He is mocked by his fellow employees for being reclusive, hence his nickname "Morbius, the Living Vampire".

Seems like the guy to me
Spidex3000 - 7/4/2012, 4:49 PM

It's definitely max dillon, grotesque scars, formerly blond hair, and was already a criminal, goes along with the bioengineering, and gives them the chance to use kingpin. Especially since they are doing it based more off of ultimate spidey
PanochaLibre - 7/4/2012, 4:50 PM
I was certain it was osborn
WellDrawn - 7/4/2012, 4:52 PM
XxSnakeProxX - 7/4/2012, 4:53 PM
The only person that can get in there like that(in and out when it thunders) would be Electro. I really want to see Electro in the next movie.
Spidex3000 - 7/4/2012, 4:53 PM
Beenox said they were only allowed to use characters they were considering for the films, and uncle ben's killer is definitely max dillon
Anthrax - 7/4/2012, 4:54 PM
i dont think it was electro maybe if the lightning hit inside the cell i could beleive it was electro but lightning was outside no but really like IM53 said its the avengers all over again
Spidex3000 - 7/4/2012, 4:54 PM
XxSnakeProxX - 7/4/2012, 4:54 PM
How would Michael Masse be the killer when we actually saw the killer, and it wasnt Masse?
Superheromovies2000 - 7/4/2012, 5:03 PM
I don't think they would go the Doc ock route would they? He works at Oscorp in the later versions of the comic/Cartoons
BrownTornado - 7/4/2012, 5:04 PM
Yeah, it's probably Electro...
angus666 - 7/4/2012, 5:07 PM
I think it's Mysterio or Electro. The way he said "miraculously" makes me think it's not just a guy.
SKetCH - 7/4/2012, 5:10 PM
Tony93 - 7/4/2012, 5:13 PM
Anyone else thinks its Morbius?
Morbius Pictures, Images and Photos

Or somehow a couple of villains working together?
CaptainAmerica31 - 7/4/2012, 5:13 PM
I saw it again I liked it better than SM1, Anyway well that's strange then? Oh well I bet it's electro or maybe Ifans just said that to distract us becasue they spoiled a lot in this film I don't think they wanna do it for this one.
REDSTORM - 7/4/2012, 5:14 PM
I vote Mysterio.
Tony93 - 7/4/2012, 5:14 PM
electro seems like a bitch villain.. Im sorry but he does to me..
CorndogBurglar - 7/4/2012, 5:16 PM
So, you two guys still saying its Osbourne...did you not read the article?
mob7medina - 7/4/2012, 5:18 PM
It's either Electro or mysterio,that would be cool way to go I think and Hve Osborn Become the Green Goblin In part three killing gwen!!
Havok2 - 7/4/2012, 5:20 PM
It's obviously The Spot....
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