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This image from The Amazing Spider-man 2 reveals B.J. Novak in character, plus some major potential spoilers

Mar. 28, 2013by: Alex Maidy

And yet another castmember is revealed for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, but this time it is someone we didn't even know was in the movie! INGLOURIOUS BASTERD and alum of THE OFFICE cast, B.J. Novak, was revealed via a tweet from director Marc Webb. The above image shows Novak looking like a dapper hipster, but who the hell is he? Again, in pure speculation mode here, but Novak could be playing anyone from a love interest for Gwen Stacy to an Oscorp employee. This image could be nothing more than a glorified cameo, but we won't know until more details about the movie are revealed. I like Novak on THE OFFICE but his age puts him a little out of the high school setting from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN universe.

When it comes to THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, all we have at this point is speculation and mystery. I am a fan of Webb tweeting out these little hints from the movie, but we still have no idea what to expect from Jamie Foxx as Electro, Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, or Paul Giamatti as Rhino. The only thing we can know with certainty is that as long as they follow the path of the comics, Emma Stone's time in this franchise will be finite. With Shailene Woodley joining as Mary Jane, rumors have abounded that Emma Stone will exit the franchise after this movie, but Comic Book Movie may have some big spoilers about that. So, read the following after this image of Electro at your own risk.

Sources claim that the locker number rumored to hold the Venom costume is actually where Max Dillon is taken after an accident at Oscorp which transforms him into Electro. They claim he will wear a costume more in line with the Ultimate version of the villain, which means no green and yellow spandex. Their source also claims Green Goblin will be absent from this movie as well. But, the big spoiler is this:

Just as most of us suspected, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) will indeed check out in this film, but perhaps more surprising is that it's been hinted - note we don't know this for certain - that this won't even happen at the end, and Stone's role may not be very large at all. Like I said, that's speculation based on how the info was put across, but I personally wouldn't be surprised in Gwen buys it around the beginning of the third act, giving Spidey a reason to go off the deep end and seek revenge.

So, there you have it. If this rumor is true, Emma Stone will be gone after two outings with Peter Parker. I am a bit surprised that they would kill her off, especially before the end of the movie, but it could be one of the most powerful moments in a comic book movie if handled the right way, which is to say not like how Bryce Dallas Howard's version was in Sam Raimi's SPIDER-MAN 3. Either way, I am excited to see if THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 outdoes the first film. While not perfect, it definitely had potential to kickstart a new series.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 opens on May 2nd, 2014.

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4:13PM on 03/30/2013

The remake...

Was terrible too, like nothing really happen in it, I know it's the start, and they had to explain alot but I felt really bored. I'm sorry, and idk it just felt very bland to me, like something was missing. I like ramis first 2 spiderman's the 3rd one was pure garbage it was like the wicker man of spiderman movies.
Was terrible too, like nothing really happen in it, I know it's the start, and they had to explain alot but I felt really bored. I'm sorry, and idk it just felt very bland to me, like something was missing. I like ramis first 2 spiderman's the 3rd one was pure garbage it was like the wicker man of spiderman movies.
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12:07PM on 03/29/2013

Venom Storyline

Cool. I had this idea that the venom story could have been set up for the third film. Peter could find the symbiote earlier in the film. He begins to study it and notice it has it's own personality. He grows to it, befriends it, in a way. He tries it on once and enjoys the power, but decides not to use it as he is still a little unsure of it. When Gwen is killed (originally, I thought Mysterio would be a good killer as he's a minor villain and wouldn't distract from the venom story), Peter
Cool. I had this idea that the venom story could have been set up for the third film. Peter could find the symbiote earlier in the film. He begins to study it and notice it has it's own personality. He grows to it, befriends it, in a way. He tries it on once and enjoys the power, but decides not to use it as he is still a little unsure of it. When Gwen is killed (originally, I thought Mysterio would be a good killer as he's a minor villain and wouldn't distract from the venom story), Peter goes after Electro with the venom suit on and, with his rage and power combined, kills him. He would then realize the true nature of the symbiote after he uses it to embrace his darker side and gets rid of it. During the film, Eddie Brock would be introduced as a supporting character. A post credit scene would find him discovering the symbiote and it approaches him and decides to warm up to him a little, kind of like how it met Peter. Still, setting up Green Goblin is still awesome!
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10:57AM on 03/29/2013

when are we going to see a pic of Paul-Giamatti as JJJ

I Seriously don't care about this news today. When are we going to see a pic of Giamatti as JJJ? I can't believe Sony thinks we're that stupid that they would cast Rhino before JJJ.
I Seriously don't care about this news today. When are we going to see a pic of Giamatti as JJJ? I can't believe Sony thinks we're that stupid that they would cast Rhino before JJJ.
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12:00PM on 03/29/2013
I just dont see it
I just dont see it
6:01AM on 03/29/2013
Well that spoiler just put my butt in the seat. One down, one to go
Well that spoiler just put my butt in the seat. One down, one to go
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10:31PM on 03/28/2013
Novak has that "evil college professor" look about him. Hmm, I wonder who in Spider-Man's world is an evil college professor....
Novak has that "evil college professor" look about him. Hmm, I wonder who in Spider-Man's world is an evil college professor....
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10:00PM on 03/28/2013

ULTIMATE

Considering the 'amazing' franchise is more based on the ULTIMATE version of spidey, she might come back, just like in the comics...
Considering the 'amazing' franchise is more based on the ULTIMATE version of spidey, she might come back, just like in the comics...
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9:58PM on 03/28/2013

Sigh...plus spoiler

Wasn't Gwen Stacey dying due to the green goblin?....yes Spider-Man accidently broke her neck but thanks to the goblin?

I mean I'll go along with it I enjoyed the first just got this fear that the new xmen and this could alienate comicbook fans
Wasn't Gwen Stacey dying due to the green goblin?....yes Spider-Man accidently broke her neck but thanks to the goblin?

I mean I'll go along with it I enjoyed the first just got this fear that the new xmen and this could alienate comicbook fans
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9:58PM on 03/28/2013
Well if they stay true to form with the death of Gwen Stacey then we should be seeing Goblin in this film.
Well if they stay true to form with the death of Gwen Stacey then we should be seeing Goblin in this film.
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9:40PM on 03/28/2013

.....And Michael Massee (man in the shadows) is playing whoooo???

Seriously. Quit dicking around. The guy deserves his shot.
Seriously. Quit dicking around. The guy deserves his shot.
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9:33PM on 03/28/2013
I would love them to do whatever they can to keep the lovely Emma Stone around in the series for as long as possible.
I would love them to do whatever they can to keep the lovely Emma Stone around in the series for as long as possible.
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9:19PM on 03/28/2013

I'm sorry but...

...This just *screams* of the Rachel Dawes (death) & Harvey Dent (revenge) character arc from "The Dark Knight".

Now, I know Gwen was killed in the comics FAR before Dark Knight came out. I'm also a loyal comic/cinematic fanboy who doesn't mind if the source material is changed a bit to fit the story for the direction the movie is taking...but If the writers/director of "TASM2" are going to blatantly change one of the most crucial dramatic story-arc 's of the entire Spider-Man
...This just *screams* of the Rachel Dawes (death) & Harvey Dent (revenge) character arc from "The Dark Knight".

Now, I know Gwen was killed in the comics FAR before Dark Knight came out. I'm also a loyal comic/cinematic fanboy who doesn't mind if the source material is changed a bit to fit the story for the direction the movie is taking...but If the writers/director of "TASM2" are going to blatantly change one of the most crucial dramatic story-arc 's of the entire Spider-Man universe...That's "X-Men: The Last Stand/Phoenix Saga" territory...that's just 100%, Grade-A bullshit!
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9:09PM on 03/28/2013

I'm sorry but...

...This just *screams* of the Rachel Dawes (death) & Harvey Dent (revenge) character arc from "The Dark Knight".

Now, I know Gwen was killed in the comics FAR before Dark Knight came out. I'm also a loyal comic/cinematic fanboy who doesn't mind if the source material is changed a bit to fit the story for the direction the movie is taking...but If the writers/director of "TASM2" are going to blatantly change one of the most crucial dramatic story-arc 's of the entire Spider-Man
...This just *screams* of the Rachel Dawes (death) & Harvey Dent (revenge) character arc from "The Dark Knight".

Now, I know Gwen was killed in the comics FAR before Dark Knight came out. I'm also a loyal comic/cinematic fanboy who doesn't mind if the source material is changed a bit to fit the story for the direction the movie is taking...but If the writers/director of "TASM2" are going to blatantly change one of the most crucial dramatic story-arc 's of the entire Spider-Man universe...That's "X-Men: The Last Stand/Phoenix Saga" territory...that's just 100%, Grade-A bullshit!
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7:34PM on 03/28/2013

Dark Knight influence?

Rachel Dawes was killed off mid-way through the Dark Knight, so sounds like Amazing Spider-man 2 is taking a page from Nolan's playbook. However, this will have a much larger emotional impact for me, if true. I know Maggie Gyllanhal played the same character as Katie Holmes, but it always feels like a new love interest to me (b/c every other Batman film always has a new female lead). I just feel like re-casting took away some of the emotional impact of that scene. Anyway, those hoping for a
Rachel Dawes was killed off mid-way through the Dark Knight, so sounds like Amazing Spider-man 2 is taking a page from Nolan's playbook. However, this will have a much larger emotional impact for me, if true. I know Maggie Gyllanhal played the same character as Katie Holmes, but it always feels like a new love interest to me (b/c every other Batman film always has a new female lead). I just feel like re-casting took away some of the emotional impact of that scene. Anyway, those hoping for a more humorous spider-man might not get it with this film if the news is true.
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7:52PM on 03/28/2013
Yes, because TDK was the first movie ever to kill off a female lead halfway through the film.
Yes, because TDK was the first movie ever to kill off a female lead halfway through the film.
9:19PM on 03/28/2013
@ Vanity Ruins

No, it wasn't..nor will it be the last. All I'm saying is Rachel Dawes was a character created/killed solely for the plotline in the Nolan "Knight" movies..Gwen's death set a precedent in the Spider-Man universe as that event haunted Peter & made him more cautious with his powers.
@ Vanity Ruins

No, it wasn't..nor will it be the last. All I'm saying is Rachel Dawes was a character created/killed solely for the plotline in the Nolan "Knight" movies..Gwen's death set a precedent in the Spider-Man universe as that event haunted Peter & made him more cautious with his powers.
7:01PM on 03/28/2013

What the hell is a dapper hipster?

If you can give me a dictionary-worthy definition of a hipster, I will buy your Spider-Man 2 tickets.
If you can give me a dictionary-worthy definition of a hipster, I will buy your Spider-Man 2 tickets.
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7:09PM on 03/28/2013
Most overused term of the past few years. Use it enough to describe enough things, and it means nothing.

I still like Spider-Man though.
Most overused term of the past few years. Use it enough to describe enough things, and it means nothing.

I still like Spider-Man though.
2:04AM on 03/31/2013
Hipster was a word people used to describe people who dislike anything mainstream, just because it's mainstream... For example, if you were a big fan of a band when no one else knew who they were, but when they start getting played on the radio and build a fan base, you'd instantly stop being a fan. They would try so hard to be original and unique that they'd hate what they liked and like what they didn't, just to stand out.

Now a days, people use the word "hipster" to describe things such
Hipster was a word people used to describe people who dislike anything mainstream, just because it's mainstream... For example, if you were a big fan of a band when no one else knew who they were, but when they start getting played on the radio and build a fan base, you'd instantly stop being a fan. They would try so hard to be original and unique that they'd hate what they liked and like what they didn't, just to stand out.

Now a days, people use the word "hipster" to describe things such as movies (like Juno, Scott Pilgrim, etc.), music (like the Killers, Mumford & Sons, etc.) or even books (like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, comic books, the works of Chuck Palahnuik, ect.)... But the word has completely lost all meaning. The clothing styles, bands, movies, and lifestyles that are described as "hipster" are now very popular, making them the new mainstream. The real "hipsters" wouldn't find that acceptable, so they'd find a new way to be subversive.

It's also used to describe the trend of people who wear dorky clothes to be stylish, like popular indie bands (like Death Cab for Cutie), and enjoy offbeat comedies (like Garden State.)... Or a word that very ignorant people use to describe things that are popular, but they personally don't like, and can't wrap their heads around why anyone else does.

Not sure if that actually helps, but that's pretty much how I've grown to understand it.
6:07PM on 03/28/2013
There's something about Novak that just irritates me so having him in the film is another negative for me. I'm a huge Spider Man film but I have no hope that this film will be any good. The first film was average at best and brought nothing new to the table. This film just feels all over the place and seems like it has no clear direction or structure on where it wants to go.

The first one already screwed up this one by not mentioning any reference about Peter being friends with Harry Osborn.
There's something about Novak that just irritates me so having him in the film is another negative for me. I'm a huge Spider Man film but I have no hope that this film will be any good. The first film was average at best and brought nothing new to the table. This film just feels all over the place and seems like it has no clear direction or structure on where it wants to go.

The first one already screwed up this one by not mentioning any reference about Peter being friends with Harry Osborn. I think that is a pretty big deal and a huge plot hole if you ask me.

I also think the best part of this franchise is Emma Stone and since she is getting killed off in this film, so will my interest of this franchise. So I don't know what to make of all of this until I see a trailer, but I said the same thing towards the first one and looked how that turned out.
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5:20PM on 03/28/2013

No

If anyone else other then the Green Goblin kills Gwen, your just Shitting all over one of the most important pieces of spider-man's history. So i'm not liking this news right now
If anyone else other then the Green Goblin kills Gwen, your just Shitting all over one of the most important pieces of spider-man's history. So i'm not liking this news right now
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6:59PM on 03/28/2013
Technically, wasn't it Spider-Man that killed Gwen (albeit, by accident)?
Technically, wasn't it Spider-Man that killed Gwen (albeit, by accident)?
7:08PM on 03/28/2013
Forget technically. Since when are comic book movies obligated to follow their source material to the letter?
Forget technically. Since when are comic book movies obligated to follow their source material to the letter?
10:03PM on 03/28/2013
In the ULTIMATE version of the comics on which the 'amazing' movies are based, more than on the regular marvel version, Gwenn is killed by Venom, as far as I remember.
In the ULTIMATE version of the comics on which the 'amazing' movies are based, more than on the regular marvel version, Gwenn is killed by Venom, as far as I remember.
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5:12PM on 03/28/2013
Awesome, bro. Everything in this article is nothing but good news in my book.
Awesome, bro. Everything in this article is nothing but good news in my book.
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5:09PM on 03/28/2013

bad move guys...

it may be me but everyone i've talked to about the first amazing spider-man had this to say:
"man, that movie SUCKED. emma stone was hot tho..."
but killing her off early in the sequel?.... Mary Jane better bring her A game.
it may be me but everyone i've talked to about the first amazing spider-man had this to say:
"man, that movie SUCKED. emma stone was hot tho..."
but killing her off early in the sequel?.... Mary Jane better bring her A game.
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5:14PM on 03/28/2013
Well, you've officially talked to someone who didn't say that then. The first film wasn't perfect, but I think most of the issues were plot issues. The actors all nailed it as far as I'm concerned. As long as this film has a tighter script (plus the added bonus of not having to retell the origin story) then it has the potential to be the best Spider-Man film yet.
Well, you've officially talked to someone who didn't say that then. The first film wasn't perfect, but I think most of the issues were plot issues. The actors all nailed it as far as I'm concerned. As long as this film has a tighter script (plus the added bonus of not having to retell the origin story) then it has the potential to be the best Spider-Man film yet.
7:10PM on 03/28/2013
i wouldn't say nailed it. i wasn't a fan of andrew garfield (though he looks the part) maybe it was the writing, but instead of a nerdy likable peter and witty spider-mean he came off as an angsty peter and bully/douche spider-man
i wouldn't say nailed it. i wasn't a fan of andrew garfield (though he looks the part) maybe it was the writing, but instead of a nerdy likable peter and witty spider-mean he came off as an angsty peter and bully/douche spider-man
7:19PM on 03/28/2013
Luke319 you are nuts to think this has potential too be the best Spider Man film yet. In no way will this even touch the greatness that was Spider Man 2.

If anything Amazing Spider Man 2 will be better than Amazing Spider Man 1.
Luke319 you are nuts to think this has potential too be the best Spider Man film yet. In no way will this even touch the greatness that was Spider Man 2.

If anything Amazing Spider Man 2 will be better than Amazing Spider Man 1.
5:08PM on 03/28/2013
Novak = Dr. Miles Warren?
Novak = Dr. Miles Warren?
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4:52PM on 03/28/2013
After how pointless and energy-less the last one was, I'm finding it hard to care.

Admittedly I should be more excited about this one purely as it is no longer a re-make/boot of a film made not too long ago and can cut loose to do its own thing. But after the horribly desperate feeling of re-booting the franchise this early in the first place, I'm finding it difficult to get re-engaged in a whole "new" Spider-Man continuity.

Also, whilst his scripts were cheese-ball as all hell, and a lot
After how pointless and energy-less the last one was, I'm finding it hard to care.

Admittedly I should be more excited about this one purely as it is no longer a re-make/boot of a film made not too long ago and can cut loose to do its own thing. But after the horribly desperate feeling of re-booting the franchise this early in the first place, I'm finding it difficult to get re-engaged in a whole "new" Spider-Man continuity.

Also, whilst his scripts were cheese-ball as all hell, and a lot of Spidey humour was missing, I just bloody love the zany energy Raimi brings into all of his flicks with his mad camera. Something the re-boot was desperately in need of.
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