New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Clip - Electro Visits Times Square

Electro (Jamie Foxx) in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

2014 has officially begun, and to ring in the year Sony premiered a new clip from its upcoming Marvel sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Following an introduction by Spider-Man co-creator Stan "The Man" Lee, the footage shows Electro (played by Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx) paying a visit to Times Square, where he recharges (quite literally) and reigns destruction down on New York citizens - including, Peter Parker's costumed alter ego (Andrew Garfield), who unwittingly did his part to encourage his super-powered opponent's reckless behavior.

Of course, not even this New Year's Eve promo can get by without including a cameo by the hundred (or something like that) other villains that are going to show up in the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, including a Russian in a large mechanical suit (known as Rhino and played by Paul Giamatti) and a green-haired, hang-gliding menace who may well have a connection to OsCorp Industries - specifically, either head honcho Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) and/or his son Harry (Dane DeHaan).

Indeed, between developments in his regular life - graduating from high school, going to college, maintaining a relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) - and his increasingly full workload, it's safe to say that Electro is just the beginning of Pete's problems, as the most recent poster for the film reminds us.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

Amazing Spider-Man 2 ranks high on Screen Rant's Most Anticipated Movies of 2014, and with good reason. Following a first installment that retraced much of the origin story previously explored in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man - while director Marc Webb slowly got his feet wet in the big-budget filmmaking pool for the first time - the sequel will expand the series' mythos something fierce, paving the way for Amazing Spider-Man 3 (in addition to the long-awaited Venom movie and the anticipated Sinister Six feature).

Here is to hoping that Webb and his screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner - who are also writing the next Amazing Spider-Man installment - manage to pull off this juggling act, without dropping too many (if any) balls at the same time.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

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