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The Man in the Shadows...
The Man In the Shadows is Norman OsbornWho else would have the personal interest in Dr. Connors and Peter Parker while having the wherewithal to have access to the prison cell?
The Man in the Shadows is Richard ParkerHe faked his death to dodge his pursuers. The years of being in hiding and protecting his work have made him paranoid and obsessed with his scientific studies. Now he wants to turn Connors and Peter, the only "successful" human subjects in experiments based on his research, into lab rats.
The Man in the Shadows is the guy who shot Uncle Ben.Everything is more connected than we thought. How and why will be answered later.
The Man in the Shadows is Doctor Otto Octavius.Someone had to say it.
The Man in the Shadows is a white version of Aaron Davis from the Ultimate Universe.They both have the same stylish hat.
The Man in the Shadows is... Richard ParkerWhen he asks "Did you tell the boy about his father?" he was talking about how he turned evil and organized the plane crash that killed his wife, but escaped in time, due to being paid by Osborn, for some goal. This is the real "truth about Peter's parents".
The "Man in the Shadows" who appears in The Stinger is Mysterio.
The "Man in the Shadows" is Norman OsbornHis name was dropped far too many times for him not to appear somehow.
The "Man in the Shadows" is someone who works for Norman Osborn.Possibly one of the other villains in Spider-Man's Rogues Gallery who will act as Osborn's Dragon and the main villain of the second movie. The second movie will involve the dying Osborn investigating Peter Parker and searching for a cure through his Dragon. The second movie will end with him using the cure and becoming the Green Goblin, setting him up as the main villain in the third film.
The "Man in the Shadows" is Mephisto and the film series will incorporate the events of One More Day.The ominous lightning announcing his presence and apparent power of de-materialization may indicate a supernatural identity. Also, fedora.
The "Man in the Shadows" is (the man who will become?) Electro.
The "Man in the Shadows" is Miles Warren, the Jackal.He clearly knows Dr. Connors, and possibly Richard Parker (at any rate he knows what happened to him) - the link between these men that would interest the kind of man who does things like sneak into prison is their work in biology, an area the Jackal would be well acquainted with. Clone Saga for the next movie, perhaps?
The "Man in the Shadows" is Morlun.He has set everything up. All to make Peter Parker a "totem".
The "Man in Shadows" is Eddie Brock Sr.It would make sense. He could have been looking for the decay rate formula in order to use it for the symbiote. If he's already bonded with the symbiote it could explain how how he was able to sneak into Dr. Connors cell.
The Man in the Shadows is Michael Morbius.He was mentioned in the tie-in game as the one trying to continue Connors' research, perhaps in an attempt to cure himself of a blood disease like in the comics, or taking Connors' place as the one to find a solution to Osborn's own disease. If he's already experimented on himself, that would explain how he managed to get into Connors' cell.
The Man in the shadows is really...GRANNY GOODNESS!
The man in the shadows is...The Vulture! I mean really? He would be decently old, maybe actually part vulture because of genetic tampering on the part of Richard Parker? He got angry and killed Richard and Mary fo revenge and now wants Peter dead! How cool would that be?
The Man in the Shadows is Crime MasterObscure and totally random, I know, but they made a point of showing him fiddling with his hat, as if the hat is some sort of clue. It's the same kind of hat that was worn by Crime Master, who easily relates to Norman Osbourne as well as to the criminal groups within NYC.
The Man in the Shadows was someone who just works for Osborn, the real villain of the seriesThe second film will detail Peter's fall from grace. Norman Osborn will be introduced but the apparent main villain is Vulture, only for Norman to gain powers part way through when he tests the cure on himself. During the course of the sequel, MJ will be introduced but will be a Shipper on Deck for Peter and Gwen, who are still separated. Osborn will end up blackmailing Vulture to stop Peter from finding out about his parents, but eventually kills him to get him out of the way. The second film will be mostly a Start of Darkness for Osborn, and during the climax he will fight with Peter, which ends up with Norman, who along with his powers ends up using a variety of Oscorp prototypes, causing the fight to travel to the closest bridge. Gwen sees this and heads there, and is tragically killed trying to get people out of the way. Peter is unable to save her and ends up watching her die, while Norman gets away. As he ended up wearing something to cover up his face during this, Norman's true involvement isn't noted, and Spider-Man is blamed for the mess, and Gwen's death. Peter promises Norman that he'll bring him down, but he laughs it off. In the end, Norman talks with the Man in the Shadows, but kills him after realizing what he will do with his life. Using the technology at his disposal, he becomes the Goblin in the end. The second film Norman at first mostly considers Peter nothing more than an obstacle, and has decided to use his power, both as the Goblin and out, to recruit a large gang of followers, using them to take over the city. MJ, who is currently living with Peter and Harry and has noticed his injuries from his adventures, is trying to comfort Peter after Gwen's death, but while he pushes her away, he ends up becoming attracted to her, only for her to turn him down to preserve their mutual friendship and the memory of Gwen, who she became good friends with and roommates in the last film. As the Goblin, Norman declares New York his teritory, and destroys the bridges to take over the city. As Spider-Man, Peter takes the fight to Norman, trying to stop him from taking over the city and fighting to protect the innocents from his gang. With the city now in a state of anarchy, Harry and MJ realize Peter is out there, so they head out to find him. Peter is overwhelmed by a large number of Norman's mooks, but is saved by MJ who runs half of them down with her car. Peter tries to get her to safety but she tells him she knows who he is, and he promises to deal with all this once he's done. MJ returns home to find Norman waiting there, supposedly for Harry, but she clicks onto who he is and alerts Peter via text, who comes back to fight him. Norman attempts to harm MJ, but she fights him off long enough for Peter to arrive. They fight across the city, until eventually, after a long a grueling battle, Norman is apparently killed by his own glider. As Peter returns home, he talks everything out with MJ but the two still don't get together as MJ doesn't feel Peter is over Gwen yet, and doesn't want the same to happen to herself. Harry is alerted to his father's death and is disgusted to find out who he was, but arranges for his identity to be covered up. As Harry leaves the morgue, just as they were about to perform an autopsy on Norman, his finger twitches and his eye opens, revealing he's alive as it cuts to black. I'm still not sure on the second film's name, but for the third I was thinking something along the lines of The Spectacular Spider-Man, with whatever is picked for the second also having a comic book title's prefix used. That would be the first trilogy, a second trilogy dealing with other villains would follow, during the course of which MJ and Peter eventually do get together.
The Man in the Shadows is Adrian Toomes (Vulture) sans flight gear.
The Man in the Shadows was Chameleon.Who will be one of Norman's dragons in the next movie with a more powerful villain strength wise. Probably Sandman or Electro.
The Man in the Shadows is actually the Woman in the Shadows and isAunt May
The Amazing Spider-Man reboot takes place in the same universe as Fringe and the Man in the Shadows is David Robert Jones.David Robert Jones is working with Norman Osborn as part of a vast conspiracy with long-reaching, convoluted plans that involve mad science and monster rampages. And he teleported in just to gloat at Conners for "his failure."
The man in the Shadows is The Spot.How many other villains can actually pass through solid walls?
The Man in the Shadows is Actually...Jack's father. It wouldn't be the first time he played the helpless victim, only to go and stab his "rescuers" in the back.
The Man in the Shadows is a Time LordHe was able to get into the cell undetected thanks to his TARDIS.
The Man in the Shadows is Ezekiel Sims.When Richard Parker and Curt Connors were working on engineering the spiders, Ezekiel was bitten by one of them. He's the reason Peter's dad left, somehow. And it would also almost explain how he got into and out of the cell: the same way Spider-Man got into a locked car without damaging it.
Each Sequel will be titled The <Different Adjective> Spider-Man.For example, The Spectacular Spider Man.
The Ganali device is a mini-CrucibleConnors wanted to choose Synthesis (combining the DNA of humans and reptiles), but Peter sabotaged his plans when he chose Control.
The second movie will focus on the OsbornsOr at the very least, introduce Harry. Probably after he is kicked out of some fancy private school, to account for his absence in the first one.
Gwen will die at the end of the next movieIn nothing else, to keep in line with the comics. Not to mention, Emma Stone said in an interview her character's story is a tragic one, and would prefer to see Gwen die because it's pivotal to the history of Peter/Spidey.
After the death of Gwen Stacy, Aunt May will want to set Peter up with the neighbor's niece.
The sequel will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.There's the fact that the film's version of the Oscorp building was to appear in The Avengers, but time constraints got in the way of that happening. It's conceivable that with much more time on their hands, they'll probably get a chance to somewhat integrate the ASM sequel into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Aunt May knows Peter is Spider-Man now.Because, seriously, claw marks to the face are a pretty good indicator your nephew has been fighting giant lizard-men.
Mary Jane will appear at the end of the sequel.
Uncle Ben's killer will end up becoming Carnage in a future sequel
The mutated, flesh-eating rat is the main villain of the entire seriesYou thought Sony rebooted the series because of difficulties with Sam Raimi? No, they rebooted the Spider-Man series to tell the story of Peter's most dangerous villain yet...the mutated, flesh eating rat from Conner's lab. For his foolish crime of not reporting it, Peter allowed the rat to escape, upon which it became more intelligent, and even more bloodthirsty, thus working it's way through the criminal underworld, and eventually overthrowing Wilson Fisk himself, and becoming the undisputed crime lord of Manhattan, mastermining everything that happens to Peter in the next two films, before he's finally revealed as his arch-nemesis at the conclusion of the trilogy. At that point, Spider-Man will be forced to battle the rat all across Manhattan in an attempt to stop it from consuming Gwen, Aunt May, and everyone he holds dear, and during a dual on top of the Statue of Liberty (in the middle of the night, and during a thunderstorm), Peter will learn the true meaning of sacrifice, and will give his life to save the Earth.
Richard and Mary Parker are SHIELD agents
In this universe - Nick Fury is white
Next (or next) movie will feature Black Suit
The geeky girl is Debra Whitman, only as a brunette.
The geeky girl is Carlie Cooper.
The geeky girl is Jessica Jones.
The geeky girl is Darcy Lewis.
The villains for the rest of the trilogy will be The Rhino and The Scorpion.The first movie was about The Lizard and since this movie had a more heavy emphasis on genetics, it only follows that the next movies will feature bad guys who've combined themselves with other animals.
Related to the theory above, Norman Osborn will become an actual Green Goblin.
The sequel will feature Peter's graduation or have him already attending college.If the latter, he'll meet Harry Osborn and Mary Jane Watson.
The Vermin was the lab rat Connors experimented on.
Uncle Ben's killer is Herman Schultz, and he will become The Shocker.Shocker's always pretty much been a petty crook and hired thug with a slightly-useful suit, which fits with Uncle Ben's killer who seemed pretty small-time (even killing Uncle Ben seemed to be an accident). Since it seems likely that SOMEONE at Oscorp, most likely Norman Osborn himself knows that Spider-Man is Peter Parker, Uncle Ben's killer might be picked up by them and given the Shocker suit to divert Spider-Man away from Oscorp and perhaps buy them some more time to...do whatever it is they're going to do. Emboldened by the suit, Shocker will go on a larger crime spree and attract Spider-Man's attention, and once it becomes apparent Shocker is the man who killed Uncle Ben, will pursue him. In this way, Shocker would probably act as The Dragon for Norman Osborn since he'd be unlikely to carry a film on his own.
Next movie will be Green GoblinBecause uh duh they were building him up in this film. Likely they'll use the Ultimate version of the character (unfortunately) with Norman using a modified version of the serum (with no Lizard DNA) that physically turns him into a green monster dubbed the Green Goblin. Though he'll probably have the personality of the 616 verse (sadistic and manipulative as opposed to monster like)
In a sequel, Peter will realize that he's slowly turning into a half man, half spider hybrid.The climax would involve him fighting to get the cure.
The Avengers aren't in New York to help with the lizard because...Thor invited them all to Asgard for the wedding of one of his friends where there has been much drinking of strong Asgardian mead. Natasha and Bruce are the designated drivers. Asgardian mead is strong enough that Steve is able to reach a pleasant level of drunk before his immune system undoes it. Thor is very drunk. Tony is very very drunk. Clint is cationic and has been in Asgardian intensive medical care for a while now.
The robber killed Uncle Ben by accident.He seemed decent enough for a man grabbing money from cash registers. He didn't mean to use his gun, but accidentally pulled the trigger while struggling with Uncle Ben for it. He ran away out of panic and because he didn't want to go to jail. In the sequel, Peter will finally catch him and he will tearfully apologize, going willingly to the police.
Gobby in a sequelNorman will test the Goblin serum on Harry, who will be a new student and Midtown High. With promotion from Oscorp, he will be a Villain with Good Publicity. Norman will hire The Shocker, who will commit crimes for Gobby to foil to increase his reputation. When learning that the Goblin Serum worked for Harry, he uses it on himself to cure him of his illness. He will reveal that he tested the Goblin Serum on Peter's parents, but the side effects of the prototype killed them.
The second film's theme will be tragedy and the third's will be redemption.Gwen will be very serious about life as Spider-Man, but Peter will want to be free and happy, so he goes to a party, meets a fun-loving girl (MJ, obviously) and completely misses a tragic event where people die. Gwen gives him a What the Hell, Hero? speech and wonders out loud what he sees in that mindless bimbo. He decides to up his game, defeats an evil villain (my money's on Shocker or Electro) and kicks back because, you know, defeat the main villain, save the day and the film ends. Right? Wrong. Green Goblin turns up and kidnaps Gwen. Peter, having taken on her earlier advice, is on the ball, He gets there, he beats up Goblin and looks like he's about to have saved the day again when Goblin pushes her off a bridge. She dies. The film ends with a funeral like the first film and rather than have a clearly happy, upbeat ending, Peter is being consoled by that party girl from before. Goblin will be wounded so there's no reign of terror between 2 and 3 and Parker's depression means Spidey isn't as visible as he once was. At the start of the next film, Green Goblin realizes that for all his awesome gadgets, he doesn't have Spider-Man's strength and endurance, and so tests a prototype version of the strength serum intended for his dying wife (he's fine, it's his wife who's dying - noone knows what he looks like as he's a reclusive billionaire so he does whatever he wants) and gets properly goblinified. He goes nuts, his wife dies. He'll have reason to be a batsh*t crazy loon that kills everyone, but he won't be a sympathetic character. His vendetta against Peter is because he effectively put his best researcher out of the picture. Peter should by now have a job at the Bugle and Spider-Man's negative publicity should be fully realized. He has to redeem himself in the eyes of the people of NYC, defeat Green Goblin physically and mentally (Gobby gives a Gwen Mind Screw or two) and learn to forgive himself for Gwen's death. The film will end with Peter admitting his feelings to MJ and Norman Osbourne in prison/an asylum and, with his Oscorp company's stocks dropping at this latest mad-man revelation, his college dropout son (who was at a UK university doing a masters degree in something science-y) inherits control of the company. He doesn't much like science, but he does long for his father's respect. The last scene (before the obligatory post-credits one) is him suggesting to the board of directors that they restart PROJECT X - not necessarily called that, but something that his father and Richard Parker worked on years ago. Something which involves their sons...
The guy who killed Uncle Ben got his tattoo removed.Because honestly, if I was a blond guy with a tattoo on my wrist, and word got round that someone was going around beating up blond criminals and checking their wrists, I'd be pretty nervous. Oh, yeah, and I'd either go bald or dye my hair.
Doc Ock's tentacles will be biological in this series
The villians in the remainder of the series might be
Norman Osborn knows Peter is Spider-ManAside from Peter's links to Connors and his own father's spider research, Spider-Man's webbing is obviously an Oscorp product. If Peter just ordered a stack of these. it wouldn't be hard to trace him. But Osborn and possibly the entirety of Oscorp is keeping quiet for plot reasons.
The Sinister Six will be in the third filmThe group will be entirely comprised of animal themed villains, with the shared origin of Curt's/Richard's research but with different animal DNA for each member. Lizard and the 2nd film's villain will both be members to cut down on the amount of necessary character development. The game will be disregarded in continuity, the film makers having lied to Activision to make it more of a surprise when Black Cat is now suddenly half-feline.
The villain of the sequel will be Kraven The Hunter.A big game hunter, turn Bounty Hunter, turn reality TV star who comes to New York with the intention of hunting down Spider-Man to boost his sagging ratings.
Peter's DNA was messed with previously......as mentioned in the trailers and with the Aborted Arc. Peter's going to find out that his parents screwed with his DNA as a kid/before that and someone will tell him that it was stupid to think that one spiderbite would give him all of those cool powers. This will lead to a Heroic BSOD where Peter will start getting more spidery and lose his mind and kill Gwen. I don't think they're that likely to give up that arc when it featured so heavily in the original cut. And that could be "the truth about his parents."
The spider that bit Peter was cross-engineered with Richard Parker's DNAThe spiders are mentioned in the film as being the experiment that showed cross-species genetics was possible, but they just seem to be straight-up spiders. Rather than Peter having had his DNA messed around with as a way to explain how he became Spider-Man where all other test subjects died or turned into mutant lizards, it's the spider itself that was genetically modified with Parker DNA through Richard, like how the Venom suit was in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics.
The final trilogy villain won't be the Green Goblin, but the Hobgoblin.
Tobey Maguire will make a Remake Cameo in the next film.
The other conceptual Spider-suits appear in the sequels.Peter makes a whole array of them, for spares and cos something different doesn't hurt. Makes him a little harder to track, too.
Spider-man will be the villain of the second movie, the sinister six will be the villains of the lastDuring the second movie, we'll see origin stories for the various members of the secret six, all caused by Peter's attempt to stop his transformation. Man-spider ends up seriously injuring Gwen Stacy, who manages to cure him. The third movie will have Peter dealing with the repercussions, the secret six kidnap Gwen Stacy and expose her to a chemical bath just before Spidey can get to her. She becomes the Black Cat, at first she's brainwashed into fighting Spider-man, but she snaps out of it. She and Spidey team up to fight off the secret six. Spider-man sacrifices his life to save Black Cat, and we fade to black with the remainder of the secret six coming after her. Spider-man 4 follows Black-Cat, who dons a spider-man costume in his honour, resolving the events of the previous film.
Electro will be the Dragon-in-Chief to Norman next movie.Due to his powers and the fact that in an interview Jamie Foxx said he would be a genius.
Flash was a bully because he had a death in the family and had no one to open up to.He mentions that 'he gets it' which could be both just words of sympathy but could also be interpreted as him attempting to say that the same thing happened to him. Peter confronting him and acting out might have suggested to Flash that Peter was something he could maybe confide in.
The 'Black Suit' and 'Venom' stories will be 2 different filmsI think the studios will have learned from past errors that trying to fit Venom and the black suit into the same film doesn't yield good results. What they'll probably do: One film will be about Peter finding the symbiote, using it to boost his powers, realizing what it's doing to him, and getting rid of it. The Stinger will then show Eddie Brock (who will be a Chekovs Gunman) discovering it. It the following movie, a shadowy figure will be stalking Spidey, and early in the film it's revealed to be Venom. They then have several epic fights.
Gwen Stacy will be a villain.It is not completely crazy, especially since in the Ultimate Spiderman continuity, she is carnage. (Technically her clone, but the point is understood.)
The sequel will feature a Five-Bad Band and make references to the game.Rhino's been confirmed and he was in the game. He could easily fill The Brute role. They'll reference it in a way everyone might get like saying "The Pandemic" or something.
Peter has a Stark-phoneAnd that's how he gets cell reception in the sewers.
Captain Stacy was on the takeWell he has got a rather nice home on a civil servant's pay. It doesn't help he said the police wanted the car theft on the street before hurriedly coming up with a story about wanting to catch the whole gang.
Oscorp is a front for the SCP Foundation
The Amazing Spider-Man is set in an alternative verson of the Raimi-verse where Maguire/Parker never became Spider-Man
Deadpool was the wrestler, and will be appearing in a sequel eventually.
Gwen Stacy will be murdered by Cletus Kasady...before he becomes Carnage.Peter will almost kill him, then stop at the last minute, and leave him for the authorities, and then in prison, Kasady will come in contact with the Carnage symbiote, and Peter will now have to stop him in that form.
Norman Osborn will not become the Green Goblin.He'll still be a villain, but more in line with his modern portrayal as a rich and powerful puppet master.
Off-screen, Peter met the clerk againPeter went to the police station to see Aunt May, after she was informed of her husband's death. While she talks to the police, Peter bumped into the jerkass store clerk, who tells him "Are you happy now?", then leaves bumping him with his shoulder.
The REAL reason the Avengers didn't help?They were busy. Thor was back in Asgard dealing with Loki getting Asgardian Justice, Hulk was laying low somewhere else, Tony was back home dealing with his PTSD that he was shown having in Iron Man 3, while Cap, Nat, and Clint were busy on SHIELD assignments. Fury also didn't get involved as he decided Peter's too young for he Avengers initiative, or because he was busy tracking an Absent-Minded Professor with a fondness for tiny objects and insects, and his bubbly socialite girlfriend.