Spencer Smythe Featured in Lastest “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Promo

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s trailer reveal coming out tomorrow, the official ‘Daily Bugle’ tumblr page has released another promo piece, this time in the form of a faux interview with Spencer Smythe.

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Spencer Smythe, father of Alistair Smythe, is known in the comics for his expertise on arachnids and robotics (an odd combination), eventually creating what would become known as Spider-Slayers, robots intended to track Spider-Man and capture him.

Below is the “interview” taken from the Daily Bugle site:

DB: Can you summarize your recent work in one word?

Smythe: Mobility.

DB: Elaborate, please.

Smythe: If you wanted an elaborate answer, why did you ask for a single word?

DB: Tell me something no one else knows about your research.

Smythe: We have made significant breakthroughs in the field of manned flight technology, fluidity of movement, speed and dexterity evinced by our larger robotic devices.

DB: Hardware or software?

Smythe: Both. One feeds the other. Better machines with enhanced artificial intelligence networks making informed, logical choices at greater speeds. Better bodies and better brains.

DB: And how do you see this being commercially applied?

Smythe (laughing): I don’t do marketing. Engineering innovation doesn’t result from a focus on revenue.

DB: There are rumors the NYPD is interested.

Smythe: Well, if you want to catch the right fly, you have to spin the right web.

DB: Very clever. One last thing, how is it working with your son?

Smythe: Alistair is a brilliant young engineer and I’m thrilled to see his career develop. I’d better watch my back or he’ll have my job before too long!

DB: Domo arigato.

Now, this definitely seems like it is alluding to either the Rhino (who, in the newly released banner for the film looks like a giant robot) being attached to OsCorp through Smythe and his robotics, or setting up the Spider-Slayers for some time in the future of TASM franchise.

The interview also includes a bit about Alistair, who later becomes the Ultimate Spider-Slayer, donning a robotic suit and continuing in his father’s footsteps on his mission to take down Spidey, which could be something else they’re setting up for our webhead down the road.

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