The Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral site has recently seen some major activity since debuting the EnemiesUnite site with their villains sizzle reel. Much of the Daily Bugle Tumblr site has been focused on reporting on characters directly tied to Spider-Man lore. But what about J. Jonah Jameson, the Editor-in-Chief for The Daily Bugle? It’s been a while since we’ve heard from him, and since the viral site’s purpose is to bridge the gap between the first and second film, the faux website has been introducing these characters who could possibly appear in the second, third, fourth, or spinoff films – none of these reports have actually confirmed if any of these characters would appear though.
Now a new editorial piece from jolly Jonah is asking who pays for all the destruction in the wake of Spider-Man’s actions. Hit the jump to read the full report.
The piece references some of Spider-Man’s heroic acts, which of course are deemed as mayhem and unhelpful to New York City. Jameson alludes to incidents like Spider-Man stopping the Shocker aka Herman Schultz. Here’s the full report:
February 13, 2014
An Editorial from Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson
Recently, Spider-Man got involved in the apprehension of a carjacker. The web he spun blocking the thief’s path on East 61st Street forced the driver to divert to First Avenue. While driving in the wrong direction, the carjacker hit four cars, one of which crashed through the front of a coffee shop…one of those places that serves that stupid latte art Melissa Hutchins loves so much. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but police estimate over four hundred thousand in damages were incurred.
Of course, civilians applauded as the wall-crawling vigilante pulled the thief out of his damaged car. Did any of them notice the damage left in Spider-Man’s wake?
Last December, Spider-Man pursued a bank robber named Herman Schultz who was using homemade weapons that emitted vibrational shock waves. Over two hundred photos of Schultz, hanging upside down from a twisted street light in a cocoon of webbing, were posted online. Including several with police officers (all of whom were reprimanded).
Did anyone consider that during Spider-Man’s prolonged pursuit and apprehension of Schultz, a city bus, a police car, two streetlights, a fire hydrant and twenty feet of sidewalk were destroyed? Estimated damage: $2.8 million dollars.
And who’s paying for Spider-Man’s actions? I am. You are. And every other taxpayer in this city. It’s clear Spider-Man’s results do not justify the reckless methods he employs. When is he going to finally realize this and just stop?
With filming complete, and the most recent trailer not showing any new characters, it’s highly doubtful that J. Jonah Jameson is a part of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But who knows, maybe he will be referenced in the film in some sort of capacity.
Opening in theaters on May 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, and more.