The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Daily Bugle viral website has posted a new story that teases yet another one of Spider-Man's numerous comic book villains, Professor Miles Warren, a.k.a. The Jackal. The Bugle's story mentions that Warren is teaching a class at Empire State University on cloning, which hints at a comic book arc known as The Clone Saga. After Gwen Stacy's death in the comics at the hands of Green Goblin, Warren cloned her and inadvertently cloned Spider-Man, which lead to The Clone Saga two decades later. Take a look at the fully story from the Bugle's Ken Ellis, who made his debut during The Clone Saga in the comic books.

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January 9, 2014

By Ken Ellis

It's either a sign of the times or a sign of the apocalypse...

Manhattan's Empire State University announced a new class for the 2014 fall semester in advanced biogenetics that will actually require the successful cloning of a living creature. Introduction to Live Cloning, taught by noted geneticist Professor Miles Warren, is the first class of its kind anywhere in the world.

When asked about the ethical aspects of teaching a class on how to clone living cells, Warren said, "Our responsibility is to educate our students and prepare them for life. For those who study genetics or biology, cloning will be a fact of life."

The ethical aspects of cloning are irrelevant to Warren, who added, "We are cloning single-celled amoeba. Maybe one day we'll work our way up to mice. There is no ethical dilemma. Save your red flag for when I start cloning co-eds..."

It's been largely speculated that Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) will die in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so perhaps this is setting up a Clone Saga story line in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.