According to ComicBook.com on Dec. 29, it appears that The Daily Bugle Tumblr viral site for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has updated its page. It has given rise to the Shocker and Sin Eater villains found in the comic books.
“A shocking Midtown bank robbery was foiled yesterday by Spider-Man. New York’s superhuman vigilante caught the mechanically augmented robber, suspected in two previous bank heists, as he fled the scene with the stolen loot.
Police arrived on the scene as Spider-Man finished webbing up the suspect, who was arrested and later identified as disgruntled engineer, Herman Schultz. Schultz created wrist-gauntlets that are capable of emitting a vibratory wave of pressure that proved capable of tearing apart a four-foot thick steel vault.
NYPD Special Crimes Unit Detective Stan Carter stated that Schultz had officially been remanded into custody and is being held at the Ravencroft Institute pending his preliminary hearing. When asked how a ‘disgruntled engineer’ could create such dangerous weapons, Carter said, ‘Shocking, right? All that genius but no escape plan’”.
References made to a criminal who had broken into a bank vault that had abilities similar to that of the Shocker and went by the name of Herman Schultz.
Also, Detective Stan Carter, who had investigated the scene of the crime, is the alter ego of Sin Eater. In comic book lore, Carter is also a former Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who had resigned from the organization to become a detective in the civilian world. The reason for his resignation was due to the fact that he had been working in the research and development area of S.H.I.E.L.D. He was then injected by a drug that gave him amazing strength and endurance, however, S.H.I.E.L.D. had deemed the experimental program dangerous.
So it looks like in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans may see some kind of back story related to these villains, at least at the viral marketing level for now.
Marc Webb's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will be released in theaters May 2, 2014.