The Amazing Spider-Man's Credit Scene - Who Was That?

I'm not sure why you'd check out this feature if you haven't seen the movie yet, but I feel obligated to tell you that there's obviously spoilers here. So, if you don't want the mid-credits scene ruined for you, it's time to leave. Check back after you've seen the movie, alright?

Gone? Good.

Needless to say, that was quite a vague credits sequence. My immediate thought was the shadowy figure was Norman Osborn. He's mentioned numerous times throughout the film, so he seemed like a logical choice for making a sinister reveal in the end. He's dying and clearly a formula they use on him will enhance him, turning him into the Green Goblin and probably the primary villain in the second film. That said, there's a few problems. First and foremost, the character didn't look like Osborn. We got a brief glimpse of him on the sign in Oscorp and this white haired man lurking conveniently in the shadows certainly wasn't the same guy. Then, there was the Batman disappearing act. Norman might be fast, but there's no way he could pull that off. And finally, there's the fedora. Norman should never wear one of those. Never. My personal opinions aside, actor Rhys Ifans flat-out stated in an interview with Ain't It Cool News that the mysterious man isn't Norman Osborn. Now that the most obvious choice is out of the running, it's time to open the floodgates and prepare for a tsunami of speculation. Unfortunately, we probably won't know who the figure is for at least a few years, but there's no harm in taking some educated guesses in the meantime.

The dialogue here was key. Immediately, the man asks if Curt revealed the truth about Parker's mom and dad. Seeing as this was the only subject he was interested in, it seems clear the character was involved in the (alleged) death of Peter's parents. Are his parents actually six feet under or was it all a ruse? If it was the latter, then this could very well be the work of Mysterio or Chameleon. The master of illusions and the master of disguises, they would be ideal picks for faking a death or even plotting one. Plus, few characters can simply disappear in the blink of an eye. With their assorted talents, that's a feat they'd be able to accomplish. Furthermore, at one point Chameleon (under the orders of Harry Osborn) created Life Model Decoys of Richard and Mary Parker

The character's drastic entrance and exist is accompanied by what sounds like thunder, so it's tough to not immediately think the white haired fiend is Electro. Traveling via an electric current would certainly explain his ninja-like exit. While it's true he was never an employee of Oscorp (though to be fair, Curt Connors never was either), he has worked with Norman before, both in the Ultimate Universe and as a member of the Sinister Twelve. To top it off, Rhys acknowledged that the character is "someone we're familiar with, who we don't know is employed by Osborn." He likely wouldn't bring that interesting of a side-plot to the table, but odds are this character would serve as a secondary villain (to Green Goblin), and that's a role I can see Electro fitting quite well.

It's clear there's still a lot to learn surrounding Pete's papa, so could it be Peter's dad was the creeper in Curt's cell? Has Richard Parker been alive the whole time and, in fact, working with Norman? It's absolutely possible. We know at one point he rejected Norman's orders, but I imagine he has rather violent ways of convincing people to stay on-board. After all, in the comics Richard and Mary had a very secretive life working for the C.I.A. and he could eventually be the man that turns Normy into the Green Goblin. If that formula/serum is based on Connor's work, it's possible the Green Goblin could be inspired by his Ultimate counter-part, too. Think less Power Rangerish and more like a big ol' green demon.

There's always the potential for other characters like Morbius, The Jackal and Alistair Smythe, but honestly, I hope they would avoid using a generic mad scientist two movies in a row. Unfortunately, it's going to be a long wait before we get any solid answers. In the meantime, who do you think the character was?

I was shocked by how much I enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man, so expect more blogs on the new franchise in the near future. I'll likely dive into how a Venom tie-in makes sense and where I would like to see the trilogy go from here.

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Posted by utotheg38

Well, It d@mn sure Isn't osborn. IMO

Unless he learned the flash step from bleach. >_>

Edited by AweSam

Just tell everyone you think it's Red Skull. I actually think it's most likely a minor character. I see no reason to suspect otherwise at the moment.

Posted by Inverno

Well even if he isn't Norman, I still believe he is going to be the next bad guy.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Its either Norman, Mysterio or Electro I say. I'llb e pleasantly surprised if its anyone BUT these three...and if its Mysterio, oh how it makes me hope that this trilogy will be something revolving round the Sinister Six.

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Ezekiel ?

I mean with all that you think you became spiderman on accident dialog.

I hope they don't go don't that route but yeah

Posted by k4tzm4n

@RedheadedAtrocitus: @utotheg38 said:

Well, It d@mn sure Isn't osborn. IMO

Unless he learned the flash step from bleach. >_>

They confirmed it's not Osborn. I have the source in the blog.

@Fuchsia_Nightingale: Certainly possible.

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Posted by ssejllenrad

Kingpin. Definitely kingpin. Nyehehehe! Kidding.

Posted by War Killer

Was I the only one disappointed by this after-credit scene? I felt that it was very unneeded and was just Sony's way of trying to do what Marvel's done with all their movies. Problem is, Marvel did it where it was basically a tease for all the comic fans, we'd see Nick Fury or Thor's hammer or some new villain, and it got you excited for the next movie. This on the other hand just made things more confusing, adding nothing really to the plot and instead of leaving the audience wanting more, it left them all going "What just happened?" as they were leaving the theater.
 
The scene felt very pointless in my opinion.

Edited by HBKTimHBK

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

Posted by Funrush

@HBKTimHBK said:

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

I think they need to:

A. Kill Gwen off in second movie, introduce MJ and develop her during third movie.

B. Kill off Gwen in third movie, don't introduce MJ.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@Funrush said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

I think they need to:

A. Kill Gwen off in second movie, introduce MJ and develop her during third movie.

B. Kill off Gwen in third movie, don't introduce MJ.

I support this post.

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Posted by HolySerpent

Wont be seeing it

Posted by Saren

It was Uncle Ben. He faked his death (anyone notice there was no funeral? Hmmmm) and he'll be the next villain.

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Posted by k4tzm4n

@CitizenBane said:

It was Uncle Ben. He faked his death (anyone notice there was no funeral? Hmmmm) and he'll be the next villain.

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Posted by InnerVenom123

@k4tzm4n: Rodrigo Gueverra will be ASM 2's main villain.

He has all the motive.

Think about it. This internship could have launched his scientific career. He could maybe have cured cancer.

But nope.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@InnerVenom123: RODRIGO'S REVENGE!

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Posted by HBKTimHBK

@Funrush said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

I think they need to:

A. Kill Gwen off in second movie, introduce MJ and develop her during third movie.

B. Kill off Gwen in third movie, don't introduce MJ.

B is highly unlikely.

Posted by JediXMan

It's Palpatine, of course.

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Posted by ShootingNova

@JediXMan said:

It's Palpatine, of course.

LOL

Posted by venomoushatred1001

@CaioTrubat said:

Well even if he isn't Norman, I still believe he is going to be the next bad guy.

Posted by God_Spawn

Topher Grace.

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Posted by k4tzm4n

@god_spawn said:

Topher Grace.

Too soon, man... too soon.

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Posted by daak1212

Morlun Jackal

Posted by Funrush

@HBKTimHBK said:

@Funrush said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

I think they need to:

A. Kill Gwen off in second movie, introduce MJ and develop her during third movie.

B. Kill off Gwen in third movie, don't introduce MJ.

B is highly unlikely.

Is it? I mean, the could do a sequel trilogy. It didn't work out well for Raimi's trilogy, but they could set some things up for Amazing Spider-Man getting a second trilogy.

Posted by _Psy_

Hobgoblin?

Posted by HBKTimHBK

@Funrush said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

@Funrush said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

I think they need to:

A. Kill Gwen off in second movie, introduce MJ and develop her during third movie.

B. Kill off Gwen in third movie, don't introduce MJ.

B is highly unlikely.

Is it? I mean, the could do a sequel trilogy. It didn't work out well for Raimi's trilogy, but they could set some things up for Amazing Spider-Man getting a second trilogy.

I'd prefer A out of those two options, and I just find it more likely with all the speculation that Green Goblin is the next villain.

Posted by k4tzm4n

Honestly, I'd prefer if they saved Norman / death of Gwen Stacy for the final part of the trilogy. Give us a new villain for the second with a whole new plot, and just have Norman as a side character as he still searches for a cure.

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Posted by HBKTimHBK

@k4tzm4n: Where would they introduce MJ though?

Posted by k4tzm4n

@HBKTimHBK: They wouldn't with that plan. I like Emma as Gwen and I think giving her another entire film will make her (inevitable) death more powerful.

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Posted by HBKTimHBK

@k4tzm4n said:

@HBKTimHBK: They wouldn't with that plan. I like Emma as Gwen and I think giving her another entire film will make her (inevitable) death more powerful.

I think if she died in the third, the last line in the third movie should be "Face it Tiger, you just hit the jackpot" with Peter looking like :O

Edited by HBKTimHBK

@k4tzm4n: But I'm also the one that thinks Emma Stone should also play Mary Jane...won't happen, but I think that would just be interesting.

Posted by wario1988

Vulture

Posted by SpidermanWins

@k4tzm4n said:

@Funrush said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

I think they need to:

A. Kill Gwen off in second movie, introduce MJ and develop her during third movie.

B. Kill off Gwen in third movie, don't introduce MJ.

I support this post.

I disagree with A. It'd be too soon,

especially after her father dying in the first movie.

Also Emma Stone is signed on for 3 movies.

Posted by GuruOfFunk

I liked Emma Stone a lot in this, hope they can put off killing her for as long as possible.

Because the guy seemed to appear and disappear with the lightning makes me think that he's Electro.

Posted by VictorGrey
Edited by Funrush

@SpidermanWins said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@Funrush said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

I think they need to:

A. Kill Gwen off in second movie, introduce MJ and develop her during third movie.

B. Kill off Gwen in third movie, don't introduce MJ.

I support this post.

I disagree with A. It'd be too soon,

especially after her father dying in the first movie.

Also Emma Stone is signed on for 3 movies.

I see. What I hope they do now then is option B and in the post-credits scene, have Peter at dinner or something and have MJ walk up and say her iconic "You just hit the jackpot, tiger" line.

EDIT: Darn it @HBKTimHBK: ! You took my idea! XD

Posted by Saren

It's that rat that Connors mutated. Vermin is coming to the silver screen!

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Posted by umbrafeline

its the male version of madam web

Posted by HBKTimHBK

@Funrush: It happens, lol

Posted by SpidermanWins

@Funrush said:

@SpidermanWins said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@Funrush said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

I think they need to:

A. Kill Gwen off in second movie, introduce MJ and develop her during third movie.

B. Kill off Gwen in third movie, don't introduce MJ.

I support this post.

I disagree with A. It'd be too soon,

especially after her father dying in the first movie.

Also Emma Stone is signed on for 3 movies.

I see. What I hope they do now then is option B and in the post-credits scene, have Peter at dinner or something and have MJ walk up and say her iconic "You just hit the jackpot, tiger" line.

EDIT: Darn it @HBKTimHBK: ! You took my idea! XD

Well that could work, It'd have to be after he recovered though.

Posted by Funrush

@SpidermanWins said:

@Funrush said:

@SpidermanWins said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@Funrush said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

Mysterio, I believe Mysterio would probably be the best choice, I'd prefer Goblin for the third movie. Unless they bring in Mary Jane at the end maybe and kill Gwen half way through?

I think they need to:

A. Kill Gwen off in second movie, introduce MJ and develop her during third movie.

B. Kill off Gwen in third movie, don't introduce MJ.

I support this post.

I disagree with A. It'd be too soon,

especially after her father dying in the first movie.

Also Emma Stone is signed on for 3 movies.

I see. What I hope they do now then is option B and in the post-credits scene, have Peter at dinner or something and have MJ walk up and say her iconic "You just hit the jackpot, tiger" line.

EDIT: Darn it @HBKTimHBK: ! You took my idea! XD

Well that could work, It'd have to be after he recovered though.

Well, yeah. That's why maybe they should kill her off before the climactic fight, like, halfway or 3/4-5/8 through the movie.

Edited by BlueLantern1995

It is someone Connors dislikes to the point of hatred, fears, and he has worked with along with Pete's dad...so that narrows the playing field a lot. If anyone can glean who it s from the info I just gave and what we've heard...I'm all ears.

Posted by TheCannon

Please be Mysterio.

Posted by Walker696

i thought i was the only one who didn't get the last scene, none of his normal villains fit but in the world of movies i'm sorry to say that doesn't matter. As for who it is yea it could be a number of people, for all we know it could have been Spot for crying out loud. until we get more info we will never know..........which sucks because i liked this movie until that one freaking scene

Posted by _Black

Just kill Gwen some time and I'll be delighted.

Posted by Lunacyde

vulture

Posted by Lunacyde

icantbelievenobodyrealizesitstheowl

Posted by venomoushatred1001

@CitizenBane said:

It's that rat that Connors mutated. Vermin is coming to the silver screen!

LOL

Posted by danhimself

dang I was just looking for this thread and couldn't find it....looks to the left....oh because it's in the wrong forum....I expected more from the op

but my theory is

Posted by Lunacyde

It's Leland Owlsley!

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