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This is a huge week for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with the first trailer set to come out in just a couple days, but before that happens we have something to whet your appetite. USA Today has posted five new images from the blockbuster comic book movie showing off brand new looks at the film's main hero and villain
Let's start by talking about the the titular web-slinger, shall we? In the image at the top of this article we see our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swinging around a pole, presumably heading in the same direction as the cop car with flashing lights in the distance. As we learned in the plot synopsis that was released earlier today, the sequel finds Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) starting to get comfortable in his role as New York City's resident superhero, though he is finding it difficult balancing it with all of the other commitments in his life.
From our wonderful hero we now move to our frightening new villain. Electro, played by Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx, began his life as Max Dillon, but is transformed into the electricity-powered antagonist when he is involved in an experiment at OsCorp (where he works as a scientist). Much like how Dr. Curt Conners was turned into The Lizard due to iguana DNA, Electro gains his abilities thanks to the special genetic qualities of the electric eel - which we learned about back at San Diego Comic-Con.
Thanks to the strange powers of both the hero and the main villain, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 should feature some pretty kick-ass fight sequences, and they've been previewed below in two new stills. It's hard to tell exactly where the characters are in these images, but USA Today calls it "[Electro's] high-tech lair." As you can see, Spidey's new enemy has the power to convert his entire body into energy and can shoot powerful blasts out of his hands.
Finally we have one last action shot, this one featuring Spider-Man landing on the hood of a speeding truck. The hero's positioning unfortunately blocks our view of the driver, but I'm willing to bet that it's Paul Giamatti's Rhino. After all, the character has been featured driving a truck in not one, not two, but three previously released images.
I sure hope you're not getting sick of Spider-Man yet. As we learned late last month, the first ever trailer for the film will be posted online this Thursday, December 5th, and will be attached to 3D screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In the meantime, click the image below to see a high-res version of the action-packed banner that has been going around these last few days.