‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Official Image of Electro Revealed in Comic-Con 2013 Preview

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With the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con going down next week, studios are trying to make a big media impact with their  geek genre tentpole flicks – and one of the bigger films to be featured at this year’s ‘Con will be Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The sequel to director Marc Webb’s successful reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise has been teasing fans for months with images that hint at big potential developments for both ASM2 and the larger Spidey movie universe, but now it’s time to get official. Today we have an… er, official image from Amazing Spider-Man 2 to share, and it features none other than Jamie Foxx as Spidey’s new superpowered foe, Electro.

EW debuted the image as one of the variant covers for their Comic-Con 2013 preview issue. If you want to check the rest of their covers – which features horror movie remake Carrie, the long-awaited adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel Ender’s Game or the BBC hit series Orphan Black – then check out the full gallery HERE.


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We’ve previously seen unofficial images of Jamie foxx on set in his blue Electro makeup – which is clearly drawn from the more modern Ultimate Spider-Man version of the villain (blue sparky), rather than the original green-on-yellow costume from the original comics. Despite all the debate about casting Foxx in the role, it’s easy to say that makeup and effects team behind the film have done a suitable job of creating a believable version of a man whose body is overflowing with electric current. Fans of old-school Electro: there’s even a few nice homages to your version, what with the lighting bolt images included with his Prometheus-style space suit (kidding… sort of).

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Ultimate Electro

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is still something of a mystery in terms of story. We know Spidey will be battling Electro and The Rhino (Paul Giamatti); a prison full of super villains will be involved; gene-splicing (as seen in the first film) will likely result in several big plot developments; Mary Jane Watson WON’T be in the film; Harry and Norman Osborn’s appearance could spell big doom to come; and more…

Stay tuned next week as we attend Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 Comic-Con panel; we expect to see some great footage and learn new mysteries and hints that could keep fans buzzing until release day. You don’t want to miss it.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be in theaters on May 2, 2014.

The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International will take place from Thursday July 18 – Sunday July 21st – and we’ll have breaking news and coverage coming to you well before/after those dates, as well.


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  1. While I do like the look of Electro, I’m not so sure about his suit… I really could have gone with just ordinary clothes or something for his character. (Unless he gets some kind of weird idea of becoming a supervillain,and making/getting a suit to be more recognizable… Weird. Or trying to become a superhero inspired by Spidey… Also possible. As long as they don’t go “hey, now suddenly I have a suit because why not?”.) But the suit still looks a bit strange.

    • For me, it looks as if the suit was used to create him. On his chest, you can see input outlets where he probably was jacked into some machine. Or perhaps he uses those to charge himself up. The neck looks like some sort of special device…maybe used to harness the electricity into his human form…or keep it low voltage so he doesn’t shoot lightning bolts out of his mouth like an electric dragon. The lightning bolt insignia on the arm is a bit cheesy, but either that’s just paying homage to yellow/green comic book character or that’s a logo from whoever did this to him.

      I’m thinking more on the lines of the Fantastic Four where the suits worked with their abilities, not like how Spidey uses the suit to hide his identity.