On Feb. 6, Webb tweeted the photo above with the hastag “#happybirthday.” The picture is of a locker with the number 14 on it. This locker holds a significance in the story, as Crave (via Badass Digest) illustrates:
“That's the same number as the locker in which Peter Parker and Eddie Brock found the Venom suit in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic books, in which the suit was an invention by their respective parents, intended to cure cancer. Eventually, the symbiote bonded to Brock, and if you know anything about Spider-Man whatsoever, you probably at least get the gist of what happened next. This, dear readers, is the locker in which Venom was born.
“That is not, however, the significance of the hashtag "#happybirthday." February 6 is the birthday of Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-star Dane DeHaan, who plays Harry Osborn in the sequel. Translation: "Happy Birthday, Dane DeHaan... Here's your Venom suit.
“If we're right (again, if Marc Webb isn't just screwing with us), then Dane DeHaan would be the new Venom. And that makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? The son of the Green Goblin, friends with Peter Parker, who will eventually turn on the hero. With his roots in OsCorp and his best friend Spider-Man destined to turn against Harry's father, Dane DeHaan seems like the perfect candidate for the Venom suit in the new franchise, and then get his own solo movie, courtesy of DeHaan's old Chronicle director, Josh Trank.”
No real plot details are known about “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” What is known is the cast: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone return as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, respectively; they are joined by Paul Giamatti as The Rhino and Jamie Foxx as Electro. The film is set for release on May 2, 2014.
For more information, check out Jim Vejvoda’s article on IGN.