July 22, 2013

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro Arrives Comic-Con Teaser Trailer

The teaser video above, released at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, gives fans an extended view of Foxx as the electrified villain, and it’s our latest look outside of unofficial set photos and the recent EW cover shot.

The first thing that immediately comes to mind: what is that machine? Where did it come from? Is this thing infusing Electro with his powers? And most importantly – who is the “Doc” he’s referring to in the video (could it be Doctor Otto Octavius)? Given that this incarnation is clearly drawn from the “blue sparky” version of the character from the Ultimate Spider-Man  continuum – rather than the green-on-yellow costume from the classic Spidey days with that garish (but still kind of awesome) head-piece – Electro’s cinematic origins could be up in the air.

Or not. While details on The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s plot remain shrouded in mystery, we do know that the first film’s exploration of gene-splicing will impact the plot of the sequel. In the Ultimate Spider-Man universe, Max Dillon was a criminal whose genes were experimented on by scientists in the employ of Justin Hammer (Iron Man/Tony Stark’s migraine-inducing rival), resulting in a super-powered mercenary. Since Hammer has been established as part of Marvel/Disney’s cinematic universe in Iron Man 2, we can safely say he won’t be involved in this… but expect the core of this origin to remain.

We’re still left to piece together the bits and pieces of the storyline. We know our friendly neighborhood web-slinger will face off against Electro and The Rhino (Paul Giamatti), a prison full of super villains and that Mary Jane Watson will not be in the film. As if that weren’t enough for Spidey to deal with, Harry and Norman Osborn’s inclusion likely mean serious trouble - and are most likely the source of all the gene-spliced henchman Spidey will face. (via)