Just in case you missed it in the cinema, here’s a brief overview of the credit sting at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man – a credit sting with starts off with the now incarcerated Curt Connors being led into his prison cell.
Lightning flashes, thunder rolls. Could this be an allusion to Spider-Man’s electricity-loving enemy, Electro, a character rumoured to be played by Jamie Foxx in the sequel? Sure, why not.
A shadowy figure emerges: Norman Osborn, one presumes. From the looks of this screenshot, he looks a little like Tom Waits, though of course he’s not – that would be silly.
It’s interesting to note that Oscorp’s power reaches so far that its seriously sick leader can wangle his way into a locked prison cell with a recently jailed half-man, half-lizard who used to work for him.
As the two talk, the camera rests on Osborn’s gnarled fingers.
Osborn: “Hello doctor. Did you tell the boy?”
Connors: “Tell him what?”
Osborn: “Did you tell the boy the truth about his father?”
Osborn: “Well that’s very good. We’ll let him be for now.”
Connors (pausing, then shouting): “You should leave him alone!”
As Osborn turns to leave, a lightning flash illuminates his back, giving us our best look at him. Of course, there’s no guarantee whoever played him in this credits sting will do so in the sequel, but it’s worth noting how they're trying to craft this all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful character physically... by making him look a bit like Tom Waits (from the back, anyway).
Incidentally, The Amazing Spider-Man is out now on Blu-ray & DVD from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Which is how we got a hold of a copy, you see.