What The Amazing Spider-Man 2 end credits reveal means
There might just be a bit more hidden in the end credits for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 after all...
This piece contains spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Over in the US, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in cinemas this weekend. And it seems that there's something in the end credits that might not have been there with the film's UK release.
As ever, don't read on if you don't want to know more. Here is a big Spider-Man picture, and the spoilers start after it...
As had been widely reported, the actual credits sequence sting with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, thanks to a deal that Sony and Fox hatched when there was a possible clash for the services of director Marc Webb.
However, it seems that, using the Shazam app, people can get the end credits and song - minus the titles - delivered to the mobile device of their choice. That's just what the folks at Coming Soon have done, and it seems as if they've uncovered the line-up for the Sinister Six movie by doing so.
Now there's already fairly broad hints for which characters will make up the Sinister Six at the end of the film itself. Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus and Rhino are certain surely. But take the credits away from the end sequence of the film, and you get these images of blueprints that the site took...
From that, the argument is that you can add Kraven the Hunter (that's his spear), Vulture, and Mysterio (or maybe The Chameleon, but it appears to be his mask) to the Sinister Six line-up.
The Wrap is playing the reveal down, meanwhile, arguing that these are possibilities rather than the decided line-up (although as producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach told us, "there are no accidents ... everything you see that makes you think about the comics, I think you should read into it"). Whether those images would have been signed off with the line-up still vague is surely questionable though, with Sony so focused on getting these films together.
That said, The Wrap also quotes a source saying that the final Sinister Six has not yet been chosen.
We'll find out in due course. For now, we do at least appear to have six leading candidates...
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