The Tumblr page, a viral site, acts as both a promotional gimmick for Amazing Spider-Man 2 and as a way to tease potential storylines in future films. (It has some interesting material for anyone who enjoys easter eggs)
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KILLER KASADY CAUGHT
By Eddie Brock
The greater New York tri-state area got a whole lot safer yesterday. Captured late last night, Cletus Kasady, escaped serial killer and notorious redhead, was eerily calm and subdued when he eagerly surrendered to the FBI. The manhunt for the FBI’s Most Wanted felon ended innocuously in a small strip mall outside of New Rochelle, New York.
A barista at a local coffee shop recognized Kasady and eventually called the police. The barista apologized to reporters later admitting she didn’t immediately alert authorities hoping Spider-Man would beat them to the scene. “What can I say? I am a HUGE fan.”
Kasady had been sentenced to twelve life sentences for the twelve murders he committed — but escaped while being transported between federal prisons. Sources say Kasady has been remanded to Ravencroft Institute for further interrogation until he is relocated to a maximum security federal prison. While the barista didn’t get her wish, we know Spider-Man thanks her… as we all do. For now it appears that Kasady won’t be causing any more carnage.
The first thing to strike people’s fancy from this article is the fact that it was written by Eddie Brock, who Spider-Man fans will know as the alter-ego of Venom – one of Spider-Man’s most famous rogues.
According to the article, Cletus Kasady is still the mass murderer we know and love, but the most eye-catching reference to Kasady’s alter-ego Carnage comes in the form of Eddie Brock’s closing statement:
“For now it appears that Kasady won’t be causing any more carnage”
Do you see what they did there? “Won’t be causing any more carnage”? It’s a clever reference – it probably doesn’t really mean much, but it’s still enjoyable to read and gives Sony’s Spider-Man franchise a well-executed injection of fun. It also shows that Sony is willing to interact with fans of the characters in a more tongue-in-cheek and nerdy way.
As of right now, we know that Eddie Brock/Venom will be getting the spin-off treatment, so if he’s portrayed as an anti-hero (as he sometimes is in the comics), it would make sense to make Carnage his antagonist.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be out April 18 in the UK and May 2 in the US.
What do you think? Is Sony just toying with us or are they seriously considering putting Carnage in a future film? Tell us what you think in the comments.