New Picture From The Set Of ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Electro Vs. Sedan

Mark Deming
Movie Talk
April 10, 2013

Marc Webb wants to remind you – don't get on Electro's bad side. It doesn't end well.

Marc Webb, in case the name doesn't register, is the director of the indie success "(500) Days Of Summer" who moved up to the big leagues with "The Amazing Spider-Man." He is currently shooting "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Electro played by Jamie Foxx is a villain in the Marvel universe who can throw out bolts of electricity at will ever since he was struck by lightning. A photo released by Webb shows just what happens when Electro decides he doesn't like you.

Webb tweeted a picture from the "Amazing Spider-Man 2" set of a car that has been reduced to a flaming mess while a policeman stands by, looking off frame at something that must be pretty impressive. Webb's caption: "Day 45. This is what happens when you try to give Electro a ticket."

While the pic doesn't add much to our knowledge of what's going to happen in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," it does confirm that Electro is going to be on hand and using his powers to make life miserable for others, just as we all hoped. And the tone of Webb's tweet suggests the mood on the set is positive; given the disappointing reception that greeted the first movie, this is good news and infers Webb still has his head in the game.

As for the details on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," they still remain elusive, and while Spidey will clearly be taking on Electro, no one's saying just what brings them together or why the scientist turned super-human shock machine is fighting the anthropomorphic arachnid. There's also another super-villain on board, as Paul Giamatti has been announced to be playing mutated Russian mobster the Rhino, and it's anyone's guess is they're battling the good guys together or separately. But if we can wait until May 2014, when the movie is scheduled to open in theaters, we'll all find out.

And if nothing else, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has a very impressive cast. Along with Foxx, Giamatti and Andrew Garfield (returning as Spider-Man), the film will also feature Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, Shaiene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, and Sally Field as Aunt May. At least Electro will have good company in between rounds of destroying cars.

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