In the villain loaded sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, the most villainous of all is Max Dillion, AKA: Electro (played by Jamie Foxx). As we’ve seen in clips and images so far, we know we will see two sides to Electro, the pre- and post-super-power version of him, which begs the question: How will Electro get his powers in the film? It you subscribe to the Daily Bugle then you’ll already know the answer, for the rest of you the potential spoiler filled reveal is below.
Of course by “Daily Bugle” we mean the Daily Bugle Tumblr. An article by “Joy Mercado” outlines the construction of an experimental hydroelectric power plant by OsCorp and the apparent protests that have sprung up against it. Dangerous experimental power plant? Well that has super-villain origin written all over it. Here’s the story from the Bugle:
Despite the outraged cries of protesters that have dogged the project since its inception, Oscorp Industries is set to flip the switch on the construction of an experimental hydroelectric power plant that could reshape New York’s power landscape.
“What do you want me to say? That this is a bad idea? Oh, you do? Fine. This is a bad idea,” said average New York taxi driver, Mike Lortz when asked his thoughts about the power plant.
A wave of the Mayor’s pen on Resolution 2013.2.C4A was enough to signify the end of months of legal maneuvering, bureaucratic red tape, and political wrangling.
Norman Osborn was unavailable for comment, leaving company spokesman Donald Menken to succinctly sum up the announcement, “Oscorp’s patented ‘free-flow’ power grid design will power the entire city for the next 20 years.”
Though fears of an impending city-destroying catastrophe are running high, Oscorp’s stock still managed to climb after a week of tumultuous trading.
“[I]mpending city-destroying catastrophe?” That sounds like a job for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! It does confirm that Electro will take center ring as the main villain in a veritable circus of evil which includes Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) and Rhino (Paul Giamatti), and maybe even Black Cat (Felicity Jones). Adding fuel to the theory of the film’s Electro focus is the news from Cinepop.br which says that the film will be called “The Amazing Spider-Man: Rise of Electro” in Brazil and other areas.
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