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There are many villains in Spider-Man's rogues gallery who have a great aesthetic pop, from the special effects stylings of Mysterio to the black goop flinging Venom, but in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 it will be Electro who is putting on his special brand of light show. Trailers for the upcoming summer blockbuster have already given us a preview of what we can expect from the electricity-powered antagonist, with big action scenes set in Times Square and a big power generator that Electro calls home, but today we get a brand new look at the character in still form, the character posed for some new desktop art featured over on AmazingSpiderFans.com (you can click on the image to see it in its highest resolution).
I'm not quite sure what the context of this shot is, but it would appear that Electro, played by Jamie Foxx, is indoors and getting down to a little bit of destruction. He seems to be targeting something on the left side of the image with his electricity blasts, but it's basically impossible to make out exactly what it is.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the character from the comics, Electro was first introduced in Amazing Spider-Man comics in 1964. The character was born Max Dillon and was turned into a supervillain after being struck by lightning while working on a power line as an electrician. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be changing his origin story quite a bit, as the film version will have Dillon as an employee of OsCorp who is transformed when used as part of genetics testing with electric eels. This will be the first time that we've ever seen a live-action version of Electro on the big screen, though he was actually going to be one of the central villains of James Cameron's Spider-Man movie that was in-development back in the 90s.
In addition to Jamie Foxx as Electro, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also stars Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, Sarah Gadon and Chris Zylka. Set to come out nearly two full years after the first movie, the film will be in theaters on May 2nd. Get yourself psyched and ready watching the trailers below.