So... someone said something that got me thinking. I loved Amazing Spider-Man, very solid start, I'm very much looking forward to Venom and Sinister Six, I think those will be brilliant if they keep in mind other great heroic criminal films. But one thing missing from this universe is Spider-Man's underdoggedness. In the Marvel Universe proper, there's an aspect of Spider-Man being... a kid, a bit of a nobody... he's not the number one superhero there. He looks up to people. There are awesome superheroes that Spider-Man pales in comparison to, that the Daily Bugle points to and says: THIS is a real hero, not like Spider-Man. But in the Amazing Spider-Man universe... there is no such person or entity, and there should be. There aren't many candidates, seeing as how Sony only has access to Spider-Man's supporting cast. I would suggest Hobie Brown, The Prowler for the following reasons: 1) He's got that inventor/tech thing going, so he can be a sort of Iron Man-like mentor to Spider-Man. Tony and Peter had a good thing going for a little while in 616. 2) He's got that older experienced gritty hand to hand style that can give him that sort of Captain America-Spider-Man friendship angle as well. 3) In the Ultimate Comics, an alternate version is the uncle of Miles Morales, the next Spider-Man, so that could bridge things, if it ever came to that. 4) He's a black guy, which makes him unique in the market, and opens up some outstanding actors who haven't got a crack at a leading superhero yet. 5) His costume is in sore need of updating. Though the Ultimate One comes close: Quick Facts: Name: Hobie Brown Occupation: Inventor Age: Not much older than Peter Parker Supporting Cast: Mindy McPherson (Love Interest), Manny Lopez (Adorable Kid wannabe), a young Miles Morales (Nephew) Story?: Fall from brilliant promising guy to corrupt superhero with a double life who rises to become a true hero. Perhaps his main villain could be Beetle/Abner Jenkins.