'The Amazing Spider-Man' Teases Sequel With End Credits Scene

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Movie-goers who didn't wait around past the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man may have missed a clue about the film's sequel.

At the end of the flick -- which stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone -- a scene shows the captured Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) alone in a prison cell.

But he soon gets a visitor.

A man covered in shadows suddenly appears and asks, “Did you tell the boy? Did you tell the boy the truth about his father?”

When Dr. Connors replies no, the man replies, "Well, that’s very good. So we’ll let him be for now.”

Dr. Connors shouts, “You should leave him alone!” but it's too late -- the mystery man is already gone.

Bloggers are already speculating about the man's identity, with some suggesting that he could be villainous Mysterio or The Chameleon.

One thing seems certain: he was referring to Peter Parker's dad.  In The Amazing Spider-Man, much is focused on the deceased Richard Parker, played by Campbell Scott. The film -- which hauled in an impressive $35 million on its opening day -- shows the superhero's father's office destroyed, as he flees with Peter's mother and is killed in a plane crash with his wife.

So what's the truth about Spidey's dad?  The film's director, Marc Webb, isn't telling.

"We wanted to convey that there were more forces at work than you may have initially thought," he told MTV News. "That's all I can say about that. But I invite speculation. I think it's very fun and interesting to listen to."

Webb also downplayed chatter that the mystery man will play a vital villain role in the sequel.

"I am not going to go that far," he said, "but certainly [he] will play a role in the future, in some fashion or another."

Fans will get the answer -- and much more  -- when the sequel swings into theaters on May 2, 2014.

Did you wait for the end-credits Spider-Man scene? Who do you think is the mystery man? Sound off in the comments.



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  • Bill

    What official site?

  • Adam

    I've done some research on the internet and i saw that the "man in the shadows" are the "Hobgoblin".

  • Chuck Dougherty
    Chuck Dougherty

    I thought of Electro..then I thought maybe it was Norman Osborne, but I think it could be the Vulture.. the way he was cloaked, and he was an older man...I don't know.. but I can't wait for the sequel!

  • Steve

    Yeah Bryan is right ^^^ I was on the official site and it said that the two villians will be Mysterio and Electro !!!

  • Bryan

    It has been revealed to be Mysterio and there will be 2 villians in the sequal. Mysterio and Electro (:

  • Brian

    I believe it's Peters father.

  • Mitch

    I think it's Norman Osborn (The Green Goblin). Electro is very unlikely because he's supposed to be young. And we also see a silhouette of Norman Osborn when Peter goes to Oscorp for the first time, meaning that they didn't want the audience knowing what he looks like. Honestly the lightning was probably just for special effect.

  • Xavier

    I honestly thought it was mysterio or hammerhead only because of the suit and his voice but i completely forgot electro although with electro it wouldnt make any sense does he know anything about peters father or does he have any interaction with him ever??

  • Eugenio Garcia
    Eugenio Garcia

    I believe its Ezekiel, he is the "spiderman" of a previous generation and knows that Peter being spiderman is not by chance, but by design, maybe that is why he asked if the truth about his father was told?

  • James

    I'm with Shawn on this one, the lightning was there before and after which makes me thing its Electro.

  • Shawn

    There is a strike of lightning before and after the man appears in the cell. I believe it is Electro.