Amazing Spider-Man 2 Set Photo Reveals The Ravencroft Institute For The Criminally Insane

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-03-18 13:31:41discussion comments
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In the Marvel Universe there are more than a few places for super villains to be detained and kept away from the public. The Cube was built for baddies who gained their powers after being exposed to various types of radiation; The Big House was established by Ant-Man and is a full-size prison that has been shrunk down by Pym particles; Prison 42 is a lock-up located in the Negative Zone (an alien universe separate from our own); The Vault houses tech-based criminals and was designed by Tony Stark....the list goes on and on. But while we still wait to see if any of those places will ever make it into a live-action movie, as you can see above The Ravencroft Institute For The Criminally Insane will be making its first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The shot above was posted by director Marc Webb as part of his "set photo a day" campaign on Twitter. We're obviously not sure at this point how Ravencroft will be making its way into the world of The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, but it is definitely interesting that there is a room called simply "voltage cells" when we know that the film's central villain will be Electro, as played by Jamie Foxx. Since the institute was first established in the comics - dating back to 1993 - it has housed many serious villains, including Venom, Carnage, Shriek and The Chameleon.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sees Andrew Garfield return as the eponymous web-slinger, with Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), and Martin Sheen (Uncle Ben) set to reprise their respective roles as well. Newcomers to the franchise include the aforementioned Foxx as Electro, Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, and Paul Giamatti as The Rhino. The movie is still filming in New York and Columbia Pictures will be releasing it in theaters May 2, 2014.

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