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B.J. Novak’s Alistair Smythe is announced as the Director of Robotics in the latest release of The Daily Bugle titled “Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship?”.  The fictional New York City newspaper in the Marvel Universe previously mentioned “a preview of a light harness for the military and significant advancements in robotics by the head of the engineering division, Spencer Smythe”, who is the father and mad scientist responsible for the creation of the Spider-Slayers. The latest Bugle reports confirm that Alistair did work at Oscorp and continued his father’s legacy.

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The report reads.

“Within a week of the announcement that the NYPD and the District Attorney’s Office had opened an investigation into illegal activities and questionable medical practices at Manhattan’s Oscorp Industries, sources indicate several of their top scientists have been asked to leave,” the report reads.

It continues:

“Reports cite the recent forced resignation of Dr. Spencer Smythe, the Director of Robotics, amongst others. He was seen leaving Oscorp Tower yesterday with a box of his personal belongings.”

“When asked to comment on the current employment situation of Dr. Smythe, Oscorp spokesman Donald Menken had no comment. Later in the day, Oscorp sent out a press release congratulating Alistair Smythe on his promotion to the Director of Robotics formerly held by his father. How Mrs. Smythe expects this will impact holiday dinners remains unknown.”

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is set to be released on May 2. Andrew Garfield reprises his role as Peter Parker, Emma Stone is back as Gwen Stacy. Jamie Foxx stars as Electro, Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, and Paul Giamatti as The Rhino.

Additional Source: comingsoon.net