Sony made the decision to reboot the Spider-Man movies with The Amazing Spider-Man, which gave a new generation a version of the web-slinging superhero's origin story to call their own. The sequel, Amazing Spider-Man 2, had a strong presence at the 2013 International Comic-Con, and the studios behind said comic book project hope to keep the momentum going over the next year.
We now have several high-resolution images for Amazing Spider-Man 2, all of which were previously only available with either the EW watermark or as magazine scans. They include pictures of new additions Max Dillon/Electro (Jamie Foxx), Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) and Aleksei Sytsevich/Rhino (Paul Giamatti), as well as some familiar, but friendly, sights from the Amazing Spider-Man movie-verse: Peter Parker's (Andrew Garfield) cluttered bedroom, in addition to Pete and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) making googly eyes at one another.
Check out those images in the gallery below:
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Amazing Spider-Man 2 picks up at a point when Peter has settled comfortably into his role as Spider-Man, but soon finds himself facing multiple new obstacles. That includes: graduation from high school, a new super-villain in Electro, and the return of his childhood friend Harry, on top of everything else. Director Marc Webb has offered his assurances that Electro will the primary source of conflict in Peter's life for now, while the other cast additions - friends and foes alike - will largely be there in order to setup "something more interesting" down the line (see: the third and fourth Amazing Spider-Man movies that Sony has scheduled for release in 2016 and 2018).
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 footage shown at Comic-Con teased Electro's "god-like" powers - showing him flying in the air and leveling buildings by sending out electrical pulses - but it avoided spoiling how his relationship with Spider-Man goes so sour, after their initial friendly encounter. Could Max's adulation of Spider-Man turn into madness when the hero slights him (an over-used comic book movie trope that Brad Bird cleverly subverted in The Incredibles) - or, will Max undergo a transformation similar to Walter White's on Breaking Bad, where his extra-ordinary circumstances bring out the tormented and angry man within (who's been itching to break free for years)?
Be sure and let us know what you think about Foxx as Electro - in addition to the other characters being introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - in the comments section.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in theaters on May 2nd, 2014.
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