Marc Webb And Andrew Garfield On THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Main Villain Electro

Director Marc Webb and star Andrew Garfield teases what unfolds in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. "Oscorp is the evil empire and will always be a major player in these films," says Webb.

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By Mark Julian - 12/4/2013
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Talking about Electro (Jamie Foxx) Marc Webb stated, "We wanted some theatricality for this villain. What makes him interesting is the really ironic evolution of the character. He starts off as Spider-Man's biggest fan and ends up being Spider-Man's biggest foe."

Webb went on to talk more about Electro, specifically how designers created his glowing, electrified look. "We shot his exterior and then created a glowing light source that is buried deep within his core that exudes and generates electric light. If you look at a cloud when a thunderstorm is coming and the lightning is within that cloud, we use that as a natural inspiration for the character."

And what does Electro bring to the table in terms of combat and conflict with Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield)? "Electro is a god in terms of the power that he wields", said the Peter Parker actor. Garfield added, "To be faced with that creates a whole host of problems, obstacles and drama. That's great to have between those two people."

Webb briefly teased a new state of mind for Spider-Man in the sequel. "That's going to be a side of him you'll want to relish," said Webb on the fun Spider-Man has this time around. He continued, "This time, there's a jollity we've really embraced." Nice to hear as the The Amazing Spider-Man was decidedly dark and dare I say a tad bit emo. It helps that this time around, it looks as if the bulk of Spider-Man's adventures will be taking place in daylight rather than at night.

And on Oscorp, Webb simply stated, "Oscorp is the evil empire and will always be a major player in these films."

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Running Time: In post production
Release Date: May 2, 2014 (USA)
MPAA Rating: This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Shaeline Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Jamie Foxx, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, Dane DeHaan and Martin Sheen.
Directed by: Marc Webb
Written by: James Vanderbilt (story),Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner (screenplay)

"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 is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The latest chapter in the Spider-Man story is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014."
Source: USA TODAY
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MightyZeus - 12/4/2013, 3:55 AM
I'm sure Electro(Jamie Foxx) will be one of the highlights of the film. I am getting impatient waiting for this trailer to show up.
Spideyshawn - 12/4/2013, 3:57 AM
Cant wait 2moro full trailer in HD.
HOTSHOT - 12/4/2013, 3:57 AM
So far, my hopes have been risen then dropped again. Just like the last film. Rhino's Zord form, Goblin's crappy new design, Spidey shopping and wearing fireman's helmets and some videogame CGI has me worried. I hope I won't have to settle for 'meh' again.
charlie2094 - 12/4/2013, 3:57 AM
Like the "evil empire" he describes Oscorp as...they've already produced Lizard and now Electro, trailer shows Doc Ock arms and Vulture Wings, there'll be at least one Goblin, if not two, Rhino sounds to be tied with Oscorp too...really see all the villains in the "amazing" franchise spinning out of Oscorp or having ties to them. Guess it makes them easier to come together, having all these ties, with Norman overseeing them, but would like to see some separate villains, with their own unique origins

Can't wait for the film!
Fanmar16 - 12/4/2013, 3:58 AM
Rhino seems like something out of the head of Michael Bay
TheRebellion - 12/4/2013, 4:00 AM
Never was a fan of the tone in the last film, so I'm freaking happy about the change. Other than Green Goblins design, everything sounds good in book for a dope Spider-Man film.
rabid - 12/4/2013, 4:04 AM
I dig it all. I wish more comic fans were readers of the Ultimate series so they wouldn't be so confused at what they're seeing. Bendis' touch is all over this movie, and I like it.
Pending - 12/4/2013, 4:04 AM
Having everyone come from Oscorp is [frick]ing stupid. It only took one fight between Iron Man and Iron Monger in the city for everyone in New York to point towards Stark Industries, then again everyone in these movies is [frick]ing stupid.
TheRebellion - 12/4/2013, 4:09 AM
@Pending You jump right to a negative conclusion that nobody would point fingers at Oscorp without even knowing what they plan on doing in the movie.....o lawd.
BeerForever667 - 12/4/2013, 4:09 AM
Did he change the tone because the story demanded it and that was his vision for the sequel... or because he wanted to please certain part of the fans?

In the battle between artistic integrity and money, we know which side Hollywood falls on.
Spideyshawn - 12/4/2013, 4:13 AM
Iron man took place in los angeles.....The bugle viral already said oscorp is under investigation.So kill the noise the FBI are in the film for a reason.
http://www.movieweb.com/news/the-amazing-spider-man-2-set-photo-hints-at-a-strong-fbi-presence
Pending - 12/4/2013, 4:22 AM
@TheRebellion

True. lol They're has to at least be some negative feedback shown in response to all these Oscorp "accidents."

I guess im just more mad at how stupid Oscorp is in this version. When almost everything they do can be easily traced back to them.
SuperSomething616 - 12/4/2013, 4:25 AM
FYI...

People need to not get bent about Rhino...we've seen Paul Giamatti in a cgi suit construction that stands up...

So clearly his Rhino suit is a transformer!!! I like the idea of it turning into a Rhino to charge...and human form to fight...

Get on board...
TheRebellion - 12/4/2013, 4:26 AM
@Pending I do feel if they have three more villains come out of Oscorp and nobody even questions it, then I totally agree with you.
charlie2094 - 12/4/2013, 4:32 AM
@SuperSomething

Exactly! Rhino definitely stands up at least and honestly, I think I'd be far more scared of that charging at me than the comic Rhino :P Did anyone really want to see a human/rhino hybrid with Giamatti's face? Still the same person inside the suit so will act like the same Rhino we know

This is how I kind of always expected Rhino to look, didn't expect an actual Rhino
GliderMan - 12/4/2013, 4:34 AM
@grif This isn't fox bro... It's Sony
Lovebugmusic - 12/4/2013, 4:37 AM
Yeah, just what I expected.. Another shit sandwich from director Marc Webb. Sony, what were you thinking.
Pending - 12/4/2013, 4:58 AM
So OsCorp is basically BET?

IM53 - 12/4/2013, 5:04 AM
Shit movie. Marc Webb and the Webb Street boys starring

foxtro
Optimus Rhino
Billy Idol Goblin

IM53 - 12/4/2013, 5:05 AM
Grif meant Jamie Fox. Obviously Grif knows his shit,he us a cbm legend
IM53 - 12/4/2013, 5:06 AM
Is not us
IM53 - 12/4/2013, 5:07 AM
How they'll finish

Captain America Winter Soldier
Guardians of The Galaxy
Days of a Future shit
The Amazing Emo Spider-Man Rise of Shit
Prime - 12/4/2013, 5:27 AM
Lol still don't care.
MercwithMouth - 12/4/2013, 5:49 AM
Grif...a...legend?

Never seen the guy form a sentence. Should take more than that.

If I wanted to see hate for this movie, at least bring LEVI back, guy knew how to bash good movies!

Trailer tomorrow should be epic, saw the Russian bootleg, and it looked (from what I could make out watching it on iPhone) awesome. I think the Goblin design will surprise everyone.
JJJameson - 12/4/2013, 6:01 AM
I'm sorry to be so blunt in advance, but as it's written right now, this article doesn't seriously make justice to what it was actually posted on USA Today today.

USA Today has turned their main logo into Spider-Man's face logo and published a very cool sneak peek for The Amazing Spider-Man, there's an interview with Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb about the film, along with some very informative info around the film, without been too much spoilerish.

The link for the sneak peek is at the end of the article, but I seriously suggest people to check out the original USA Today article because it's that [frick]ing awesome.
IM53 - 12/4/2013, 6:06 AM
@merc Levi dug his own grave here. He had no knowledge of anything except Hellboy. Every debate he had here he got embarrassed especially in chat
MercwithMouth - 12/4/2013, 6:15 AM
@ IM53

At least LEVI was entertaining. Reading the word shit over and over gets tiring. The trolls could at least get a little more creative.
Nomis - 12/4/2013, 7:15 AM
I'm cautiously semi-optimistic.
TheDemonsHead - 12/4/2013, 7:16 AM
"it looks as if the bulk of Spider-Man's adventures will be taking place in daylight rather than at night."

I'M SOLD
fanboy03191 - 12/4/2013, 7:18 AM
Excitedly cautious. I think we're all going to be either very surprised or predictably disappointed.
TheDemonsHead - 12/4/2013, 7:18 AM
LESSSGETIT !!!!

now that I think about it I'm not really that excited to see Andrew Garfileld outside the spidey suit actually
TheRealRemyLebeau - 12/4/2013, 7:50 AM
Don't abandon ship yet @nomis. This will be a joy ride LOL. Don't get left in the cold like these other fools. ;)
Namor - 12/4/2013, 7:55 AM
I wonder who will make up the sinister six in future films? I'm guessing Rhino, Electro, Green Goblin, Shocker, Mysterio?, and Doc Ock?
SWelch - 12/4/2013, 7:56 AM
" Nice to hear as the The Amazing Spider-Man was decidedly dark and dare I say a tad bit emo. It helps that this time around, it looks as if the bulk of Spider-Man's adventures will be taking place in daylight rather than at night."

When people say movies are dark I don't think of terms scenes taking place at night. I think more in terms of the theme of the movie. That aside I don't why people complained about the night scenes. Peter was in high school so it's not like he could skip school to play hero. And if he goes to college after words he would be having classes during the day as well so most of his time being Spidey would have to be at night.
SWelch - 12/4/2013, 7:58 AM
Also like to add at night Spider-Man can use his abilities to for stealth. In the comics he would sneak up on the bad guy because at night he would be hard to see him in the dark.
Maestro - 12/4/2013, 8:35 AM
Excited. Its about time spidery got the grand stage he deserves
MsDarkPhoenix - 12/4/2013, 9:08 AM
@IM53
'How they'll finish

Captain America Winter Soldier
Guardians of The Galaxy
Days of a Future shit
The Amazing Emo Spider-Man Rise of Shit'

Kevin Feige called me, you will get your paycheck.

TASM wasn't a good movie, I agree. But there is no reason into hating movies that aren't released yet just because you have a lot of faith in Marvel Studios. I have a lot of faith in Marvel Studios too but I like to judge AFTER I see a movie.
But this is just one woman's opinion. Have a nice day!
amazingspideygal - 12/4/2013, 9:09 AM
The Amazing Spider-Man was one of my favorite cbm's of all time, and I'm sure TASM2 will be even better.

It's amusing to see all the rejects and morons in this forum refer to a movie they've never seen as a shit movie. Obviously trying to make up for their abundant inadequacies.
Indy - 12/4/2013, 9:28 AM

KIDDSOUL - 12/4/2013, 10:08 AM
Oscorp...the evil gene splicers and DNA tamperers.
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