Back in April we got our first look at actor Jamie Foxx in character as the villainous Electro on the NYC set of the upcoming superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Right now we get to see Electro face off with Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) on the cover of this week’s San Diego Comic-Con issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. The coverphoto of this week’s issue of EW gives us our first official look at Electro lookin’ all electrified … and you can see it in full below.
Everyone’s favorite web-slinger will soon be swinging back into theaters. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, graces the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly. When we visited the NYC set of the film — slated for release on May 2, 2014 — there was a palpable feeling of excitement and confidence as the cast and crew prepared to wrap production. “You can feel it,” says Webb. “People aren’t scared. With the first one I felt it was important to retell that origin story. But that was kind of brutal because people were so familiar with it. Now that the origin story is done? We’re off to the races. It’s incredibly liberating.” The details of what happens in this sequel are heavily guarded, but here’s what we do know: Spider-Man’s main foe will be the terrifying (and very blue) Electro, played by Jamie Foxx. (The Oscar winner says he leapt at the chance to play a comic-book bad guy: “To get to be the villain and get to say all the cool stuff? Of course!”) But that’s not all Peter Parker will grapple with. He’s grappling with the mystery of his parents’ death, his ongoing romance with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and his close but complicated relationship with Oscorp founder Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) and his son, Harry (Dane DeHaan). The Amazing Spider-Man 2 leads off EW’s cover package devoted to the annual geek-culture love-in known as Comic-Con, landing in San Diego July 18-21.
I’ve said it all along, I think Spider-Man has some of the corniest villains of all the comic book universes and, honestly, I can’t say that I’m all that impressed with this new incarnation of Electro (nor am I impressed at all with Amazing‘s other villain The Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti). That being said, I’m willing to give the movie the benefit of the doubt because I was really impressed with the first Amazing Spider-Man film that was released last year. Not only does EW preview this new Spider-Man movie but it also features a slew of sci-fi films and projects that will be highlighted at San Diego Comic-Con next week. Geeks, this issue of EW is for you. The Comic-Con issue of EW is on newsstands now.