Yet another Daily Bugle ‘article’ has appeared over at the newspaper’s Tumblr account, giving more hype for Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Whereas previous articles have mentioned or alluded to the likes of The Enforcers, Shocker, Eddie Brock, Hobgoblin, Hydroman and many more, this time out we’re being teased with references to clones. One would think that the whole ‘Clone Saga’ would be far too much to bring to the big screen.
The Bugle writes:
By Ken Ellis.
It’s either a sign of the times or a sign of the apocalypse…
Manhattan’s Empire State University announced a new class for the 2014 fall semester in advanced biogenetics that will actually require the successful cloning of a living creature. Introduction to Live Cloning, taught by noted geneticist Professor Miles Warren, is the first class of its kind anywhere in the world.
When asked about the ethical aspects of teaching a class on how to clone living cells, Warren said, “Our responsibility is to educate our students and prepare them for life. For those who study genetics or biology, cloning will be a fact of life.”
The ethical aspects of cloning are irrelevant to Warren, who added, “We are cloning single-celled amoeba. Maybe one day we’ll work our way up to mice. There is no ethical dilemma. Save your red flag for when I start cloning co-eds…”
It’s good to see Miles Warren, aka the Jackal, get name-dropped, as he played a large part in the clone story arc and was responsible for cloning Peter Parker.
As for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the official synopsis for the sequel reads:
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a great conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realise that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is release globally on 2nd May, but lucky UK folks, like myself, get the film on 18th April.