In the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro Controls Electricity but Certainly Not Spider-Man

Posted by Jonathan A. Bennett on Friday, 6 September, 2013, 11:45 PM

In 5 DAYS Electro will shock the world

Electro (Maxwell "Max" Dillon) is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was struck by lightning while repairing an electrical line. This created a peculiar magnetic field, causing him to mutate into a human capacitor. First appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #9 (Feb. 1964).

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In the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro Controls Electricity but Certainly Not Spider-Man

Posted by Jonathan A. Bennett on Friday, 6 September, 2013, 11:45 PM

A sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the rebooted story of Peter Parker, played by actor Andrew Garfield who has to divide his time between fighting crime as Spider-Man and spending time with the love of his life, Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone. Apart from the rest of the supporting cast, Electro and Rhino will be seen in this highly entertaining movie with Spidey taking on New York's worst criminals.



Some of these criminals and villains have not been seen in the comic books; only appearing in video games or a television series. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie is scheduled for release in 2014 and new movies are already in the planning stages for 2016 and 2018. People who are fascinated with Spidey's villains will get their fair share of antagonism from Electro who appears in Marvel Comics and is played by Jamie Foxx as well as the likes of Rhino played by Paul Giamatti.

Spidey Contends with a New Villain
If you have seen The Amazing Spider-Man movies you will be well acquainted with the likes of Venom, Lizard, Molten Man, Vulture, Tombstone, the Green Goblin and Sandman among others. Sometimes these villains join forces and form a united front against Spider-Man. In The Amazing Spider-man 2 movie however, Peter Parker has to contend with the emergence of a new, ever powerful threatening villain known as Electro.

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A Monster Emerges from a Lightning Accident
An electrical engineer, Maxwell Dillon, was working on a power-line when a freak out-of-the-ordinary lightning accident causes a mutagenic change, and Maxwell Dillon is changed into a live electrical capacitor, and decides to become Electro, complete with bald head and unsightly burn scars. Electro becomes a professional criminal, breaking into the Daily Bugle Building and stealing from a safe right in front of J. Jonah Jameson. Because Jameson blamed Spider-Man for being an alternate identity of Electro, Spider-Man works full out at proving to Jameson that he is wrong with his accusations.

Electro has heaps of run ins with Spider-Man as well as other heroes like the Fantastic Four and the New Avengers. Sometimes he fights these heroes on his own, but often he joins a group like the Sinister Six. Even though Electro has amazing power, he is always defeated and tries to take over New York's power supply to restore his dignity. Spider-Man tried to get Electro to quit his criminal career, but when Spider-Man's clone Kaine began to kill off enemies of Spider-Man, Electro became afraid and for a while joined a group known as Mysterio's Sinister Seven.

Electro Vows to Destroy the World
In the Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie, Electro is just an average factory worker at Oscorp whose hero is Spider-Man. He falls into a tube of electric eels and gains fantastic electrical powers and he has as his mission to destroy Spider-Man and the world.

Movie viewers will get an inkling of Electro's power when he makes his grand entrance in a short scene in the movie, giving a hint of what is to come.

Fans of the Spider-Man comics will be looking out to see if the LED-lined hoodie-wearing blue Electro with bulging veins on his neck bears a close resemblance to the character from the comic books. Electro dons a black leather costume and has some lightning burn scars on his body.

Riveting Viewing Guaranteed
There is a lot of speculation going on among Spider-Man fans about what to expect from the much-awaited Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie, but one thing is sure, director Marc Webb promises tense and riveting suspense with battles between the blue electrical Electro and web-slinging Spidey.

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