Though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 won’t swing into theaters until next summer, director Marc Webb is already creating a sizable amount of buzz for the superhero sequel, frequently posting production photos around the web. Additional promotional material for the film has included a teaser trailer, which focused heavily on Jamie Foxx’s blue-skinned antagonist Electro. Fans eager to see more footage will be gratified to know that Sony has attached the film’s first full-length trailer to screenings of next month’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
In the meantime, however, a new image from the film shows us the villain in a different light, as gawky electrical engineer Max Dillon, before his transformation into the super-powered evildoer.
Check it out below:
The image doesn’t reveal any new information about the film, though the copious amount of wires and tech in the background suggests that Max Dillon may be in for a shock sometime in the very near future. The pic also reminds us that Dillon works for Oscorp at the beginning of the film – could he be snooping around a restricted area of the nefarious corporation’s headquarters, perhaps even in the lab of future Green Goblin Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper)? He certainly looks enthralled by whatever technological marvel he has discovered.
One component of the upcoming sequel that remains unclear is just how Foxx’s character goes from a nerdy nobody to a powerful villain. Early news about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 confirms that Webb will not be adhering to Electro’s comic-book origin stories, in which Dillon gains powers after lightning strikes power lines he’s repairing, so my money’s on an industrial accident at Oscorp.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is jam-packed with villains, though Foxx’s Electro will indubitably serve as the film’s major antagonist. The plot synopsis for the film reads:
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
The film co-stars Sally Field as Peter’s Aunt May, Paul Giamatti as Russian mobster Aleksei Sytsevich (aka The Rhino) and Marton Csokas as Dr. Kafka, the head of the mysterious Ravencroft Institute. Cast in unspecified roles are Colm Feore, Sarah Gadon, Felicity Jones and B.J. Novak.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens on May 2nd, 2014.