Over the course of the last few weeks, The Daily Bugle, the viral site for the upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been posting “articles” referencing different events going on in the Spider-Man universe; sometimes introducing new characters into the mix.
The latest post, entitled “Casino Bucks Fund Lizard School Repairs”, mentions the name Thomas Fireheart as the casino owner who graciously donated the money necessary to repair the school that was damaged as a result of Dr. Curt Connors’ rampage. As we all know, Dr. Curt Connors is the alternate identity of The Lizard.
Here is a look at the full article courtesy of The Daily Bugle.
“Smash the tail of a lizard, it grows back new. Smash a school with the tail of a lizard, it stays smashed. Until now, that is.
An endowment to the New York City public schools system from Fireheart Industries will help pay for the repairs to the damage suffered by Midtown Science High as a result of Dr. Curt Connors’ rampage three months ago.
Casino owner and businessman, Thomas Fireheart, presented the donation to the city school’s chancellor in an afternoon ceremony at the school. The gift of two million dollars will cover the entire estimated cost for repairs.
Attending the event, senior student and co-captain of the school’s football and basketball varsity teams, Eugene “Flash” Thompson said, “This place was a freaking mess after the Lizard smashed it up. But it would’ve been a lot worse if it wasn’t for Spider-Man.”
These posts certainly open the door for a wide expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; each of them bringing a new perspective on the situation, and some of them bringing new characters to the forefront.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield as our favorite web slinger. Easy A’s Emma Stone will be returning to her role as Spider-Man’s love interest Gwen Stacy. The film also stars Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, and many more.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2014.