Spider-Man (TV Series, 1994-98)
Episode 46: “Partners in Danger Chapter 5: Partners.”
So, yesterday the news broke that Sony Pictures (the “creative” team behind the Amazing Spider-Man series) is developing a female-led superhero film, which will likely result in their having said film out there before either Warner Bros. or Marvel Studios. (In the case of Marvel Studios, they might have it out before Marvel Studios even firmly commits to developing one, which would be pretty damn sad.) And pretty much everyone is assuming it’s going to be Black Cat, considering they went to the trouble of introducing Felicia Hardy in Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Honestly? It’s the sort of thing you’d think I’d be super excited for, and I am glad someone is taking the step… I’m just worried about what might happen next. Because, I’m sorry, the current Spider-Man cinematic universe is just awful. Consequently, it’s just really difficult to imagine this film being any good. So, will the net result be that the other major studios will be able to point to it and say, “See? This doesn’t work! We told you so!”? I don’t know, but it seems really possible.
Anyway! In this episode, pretty much everyone ends up tied up. Scorpion is holding Vulture captive for some reason, with his arms shackled over his head. Smythe kidnaps Black Cat to use her for spider bait. Spidey kidnaps Scorpion to turn him over to Smythe in exchange for Black Cat’s freedom. (Which… given that he knows Smythe is going to use him for genetic experiments, that’s pretty damn unethical of Spidey, huh? Even though Scorpion is a villain himself. Hmm.) Smythe is actually using Black Cat to lure Spidey into a predictable trap, and ultimately ends up with Spider-Man, Black Cat, and Scorpion all at his mercy.
Whew! Did you get all that?