‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Adds Marton Csokas; New Gene Chamber Teaser Image

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Director Marc Webb has been threading fan interest in his upcoming sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 by releasing a steady line of teaser images, which keep fans speculating about everything from plot details to possible characters that could be appearing in the movie.

Today’s image is yet another intriguing snapshot of a locale that could have major impact on the world of Peter Parker/Spider-Man – and we have a few guesses what it could be. We’ll also be entertaining theories as to who new cast member Marton Csokas (Lord of the Rings) could be playing.

First: actor Marton Csokas (seen above), who is best known for his roles in films like Bourne Supremacy, has joined the Amazing Spider-Man 2 cast. THR didn’t specify who Csokas is playing – though CBM pointed us to an IMDb listing that names him as Dr. Kafka, head of the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane (Spidey’s version of Arkham Asylum). Fans will point out that in the comics, Kafka is female – though with Jamie Foxx playing Max Dillon/Electro (a white character), following canon is clearly not a mandate for Webb and co.

In any event, Csokas is a busy man: THR also reports that he will play the villain antagonizing Denzel Washington and Chloe Moretz in the reboot of The Equalizer.

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Previous teaser photos have given us looks at Ravencroft – though it was speculated that actor Colm Feore (seen above) was acting as the institute’s head. Regardless, it’s doubtful that either Csokas or Feore will have a major part to play – but feel free to speculate, nonetheless.

Mystery of the Gene Chamber

Moving on: here is the new teaser image that Webb released to commemorate day #73 of production:

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Subtitled “The Future,” there is clear implication being made that this hi-tech chamber will be responsible for something drastic – an attitude that will seemingly be shared by the person entering the chamber, as evidenced from the discarded clothing and gun. The obvious questions are: Who enters the chamber? What drastic circumstances lead them to enter it? And, of course, who is it that enters?

For those who don’t know, Amazing Spider-Man 2 features confirmed villains Electro (Jaime Foxx) and Rhino (Paul Giamatti). We’ve already gotten official looks at Foxx in his pre-Electro stage and Giamatti in his pre-Rhino stage, but (aside from some unofficial set photos) we haven’t seen official versions of Spidey’s new super-powered enemies. Could this chamber be the cause of those respective transformations? Then again, given Webb’s cryptic tagline, “The Future,” could this scene be indicative of something beyond the storyline of the second film?

The most obvious guess would be that this chamber, the discarded clothing and gun foreshadow the moment where either Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) or his son, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), steps into chamber and is transformed into the Green Goblin. As depicted in the more modern Ultimate Spider-Man continuity (which this reboot draws from) Ultimate Green Goblin is a gene-spliced nightmare that  is literally more monstrous than the version depicted in Sam Raimi’s film.

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Ultimate Green Goblin

My own guess? I wouldn’t be surprised if the theme of fathers and sons that Webb started with in the first film didn’t carry over to the Harry/Norman relationship DeHaan recently discussed. Chris Cooper’s Norman Osborn as a monstrous father (in the abusive sense) could be the catalyst to Harry doing the unthinkable (killing his father) and thereafter stepping into the chamber to prove he isn’t weak and can be powerful – like Electro and Rhino were endowed with power.

It would be a far departure from the comics, but would explain everything from the casting of Cooper (an older actor who is not known for being a franchise guy likely to don a goblin costume) – to the iconic set photo Webb sent DeHaan on his birthday (is it Green Goblin serum behind that locker door?). We’ll soon see how it all plays out – until then, leave us your best guess in the comments.


The Amazing Spider-Man will be theaters on May 2, 2014.

Sources: Twitter, THR & CBM

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  1. Ok the tracks tell me USUALLY someone is forced into the chamber not of their free will or they need to be retrained when entering.

    The discard weapon and clothing point towards someone who is a street level type bad person (or security guard) looking to enhance/experience what the chamber has to offer.

    I would say its the Rhino increasing his already augmented self.

    He was experimented on once and while made powerful it just wasn’t powerful enough.

    Think Blonsky in Hulk.

    I dont see Harry or Norman carrying a weapon. I dont see Electro carrying a weapon.

    Thats my guess.

    OR its a guard/Police Officer (dont know much about the new Spider stories) that decides to augment himself and the consequences are not favorable but does not show up till SM3 as a main character.

    • I think you might be on to something with the Rhino, but who knows.

      I am looking forward to this one since I liked the reboot. Not a perfect movie by any means, but it hit on some character points that the original trilogy glazed over or just completely missed.

    • Judging by the white sneakers in the Gene Chamber picture, I am willing to bet that it is not a guard or a police officer.

      • Is that what that blob is in the lower left corner area of the Chamber? Couldn’t tell what that was from that pic even when enlarged.

  2. I’m still on the fence about this sequel, since I think the last movie was average. I am interested in seeing Paul Giamatti.

  3. Ultimate Carnage? He was created using Peter’s and the Lizard’s DNA

  4. the only way i want Green Goblin is if they go the ultimates route. the only villain i want from the original trilogy is Venom because that character was such a disappointment and it was like they only put him there as fan service which backfired because they only made that character terrible.

    the next movie i want Venom, Scorpion or Ultimate Green Goblin. Every villain we are getting so far are villains i want, i wanted Lizard and got him, even though i wanted the Lab coat and snout but i got him at least and now im getting Electro which is my favorite character. just because i love lightning.

    • if they do Venom then they need to at least bring in Carnage that would make for an interesting story to see on screen

  5. My guess is the person that goes in the gene chamber ends up being the guy who turns into the Rhino. Because as everyone knows electro becomes electro from a freak accident

  6. My first reaction to the photo of Marton Csokas was Doc Ock, but probably grasping at straws. While I doubt it’s a planned appearance for him, it could be a set up of Otto Octavius for a future Dr. Octopus appearance.

    • I was thinking the same thing.

  7. How much longer?????!!!!!!!

  8. PLEASE no Ultimate Goblin. I don’t need a Hulk that can conjur up fireballs

    • Agreed, I would much prefer it be something very close along the lines of this:
      That way we get the traditional Goblin but it doesn’t look cheesy or the mess from SM1, sort of a middle ground

      • 1.) *conjure, to my earlier post

        2.) YES! That would work perfectly

  9. Symbiote, gun (Serial Killer, or one of the guards), gene chamber, Ravencroft. Kind does point to carnage if they’re not following canon, but then again. *shrugs*

  10. I’m hope they don’t kill Norman Osborn as Kofi stated. The death of Harry’s dad was why Peter and Harry first started drifting apart. I’m all for change, but some things need to be adapted faithfully.

  11. Marton Csokas!! Kraven!?!?!?

  12. Probably Rhino, altho if it were Goblin instead I would not be totally shocked. I hope later on down the line we see Scorpion and Mysterio.

  13. I liked the first reboot and I cant wait to see this one but everytime I see two villains that have nothing to do with each other team up it always reminds me of what turned me off to the The Batman movie franchise after Batman Forever. I really hope I dont get that with these movies. I really would like to see The sinister six in the finally but was Rhino even in that group? But what would be the motivation behind all of it? What is Norman up to? If we get a sinister six in the 3rd film, I see them being defeated by the middle of the movie (with alot of the battle starting in the end of this 2nd one and having the baddies really take it to Peter and have him defeated at the end bc Gwen dies), then Norman gets pissed and turns himself into the GG to handle things himself by the end of the 3rd. Please no Harry Venom and I would prefer no Green Goblin at all actually. Tired of seeing him now. SpiderMan has waaaaaay too many villains that deserve movie time

    • This is from the main steam Universe.

      Beetle (Janice)
      Living Brain
      Speed Demon

      Former Members:
      Doctor Octopus
      Grim Reaper
      Hobgoblin (Macendale)
      Kraven the Hunter (Alyosha Kravinoff)
      Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kavinoff)
      Mysterio (Quentin Beck)
      Mysterio (Daniel Berkhart)
      Trapster (Peter Petruski)
      Venom (Eddie Brock)
      Vulture (Adrian Toomes)

      This is from the Ultimate Universe:
      Sandman, Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Electro, and Green Goblin.

      In the Ultimate U I dont remember Rhino…. not saying he wasnt there I guess he just wasnt memorable…. :D

  14. guys it’s venom.

    • Why should we think venom bc of the pic?

  15. Aren’t these same guys signed on for a Venom flick? Is it possible they’d start that as early as the second film? That is always what I thought with the locker/ mystery vial pic…I could be totally wrong about that, can someone confirm if the same people are tied to the Venom film or was that just a rumor?

    • Josh Trank is attached to the Venom movie.

      • Who worked with Dane on Chronicle. I’m seeing another possible collaboration.

  16. It seems to me that the gun means a serial killer.

    the “Future” tagline also seems to me that its for a future movie.

    We are almost likely to see Dane come into contact with the symbiote this movie.

    I think this is more set up to be carnage.

    • Why does gun mean serial killer? Most serial killers do not use a gun.

      “Serial slayers, by contrast, prefer the personal touch: 51% kill manually, versus 22% who rely exclusively on guns and 10% who utilize “other” means; another 14% alternate between shooting and manual attacks, and 3%-including killers like Henry Lucas and Ottis Toole-use anything and everything available as homicidal tools.”

      Habitual criminal? Violent criminal? Sure. Serial killer, not so much IMO. I would assume you are tying Cleatus in this? meh he doesn’t have to be a serial killer. He could be a clinical psychopath that just ‘kills’ a few people and gets cornered at an Osborn facility.


      He was being tested on trying to cure his psychopathic ways via ‘Venom’ and it had adverse effects on him. After he went off the deep end killing people he felt the need to get more treatment on his own…..

      I dont think they will go the serial killer route… IMO.

  17. i hope in the amazing spider man 2 or three spiderman will wear black costume and i want to see venom

    • I say we get a whole movie with Symbiote Spider-Man, then get Venom in the following. Throw in Carnage near the end as something that MUST be stopped before it can escape from captivity and kill thousands of people

  18. I don’t know why everyone gets so upset when the movie doesn’t follow the comic book. I don’t want it to. I read it, want something different. There are so many “different universes” with comic books. The movies can be a different universe too.

  19. Will the The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel be in IMAX 3D?

  20. i honestly think Marton looks like Kraven or even Morbius..Either character would be cool adaptions for a spidey film of this magnitude.