The Daily Bugle has reported a new story today that teases inventor Spencer Smythe and his robotic Spider-Slayers' presence in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Launched on the official Daily Bugle Tumblr, it seems that OsCorp stock has risen four points two weeks after the attack on OsCorp Tower by a disgruntled employee. To read the entire story by Joy Mercado of the Bugle's Financial Bureau: CLICK HERE
OsCorp Biz Holds Steady
By Joy Mercado, Financial Bureau
Despite the assault on Oscorp Tower two weeks ago and the revelation that disgruntled Oscorp employee, Dr. Curt Connors, was responsible for the attack, Oscorp's stock has climbed four points.
Oscorp spokesman Donald Menken provided some details from the meeting, including that the construction on the prototype alternative energy power plant, complete with hydroelectric tower, is on schedule for completion within the next year.
Other highlights included a preview of a flight harness for the military and significant advancements in robotics by the head of the engineering division, Spencer Smythe.
Oscorp personnel dismissed questions regarding Norman Osborn's health and whether the company's estranged heir apparent, Harry Osborn, is up to the task of running his father's conglomerate.
Menken stated, "Between the disappearance of Dr. Rajit Ratha, the rogue actions of a very unstable former employee and Norman Osborn's health concerns, everyone in the media will cry the sky is falling, but just the opposite is true. While everyone else ducks for cover, Oscorp is always reaching for the stars."
In the comic books, Spencer Smythe invented the Spider-Slayer robots, which are built specifically to take out Peter Parker. It has not yet been revealed who will play Smythe, but its speculated that it will be B.J. Novak, who was cast yet never confirmed as a specific character. Director Marc Webb did reveal the actor on set, and he very much looks the part.