The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Daily Bugle viral website has teased yet another villain, who, in an unusual twist, actually "writes" the article about himself. Today's story teases a mysterious villain known as The Big Man, who controls The Enforcers and several other New York City Russian gangs. The article was written by Frederick Foswell, who, in the comics, was working at The Daily Bugle alongside Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) while operating as this villain. Check out the full story below, then read on for more information.
December 17, 2013
By Frederick Foswell
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."
While there has been no confirmation of Frederick Foswell or The Big Man appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet, it's possible that The Big Man moniker may be used for Paul Giamatti's Aleksei Sytsevich, a.k.a. The Rhino, given the character's Russian background. Or, it's possible that the character could be saved for the Sinister Six spin-offs that were announced last week, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or The Amazing Spider-Man 4.