Marc Webb discusses Amazing Spider-Man 2 villains: Comic-Con 2013

Marc Webb has been talking about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in advance of Fox’s panel at Comic-Con, with the director revealing a little more about what we can expect from the film’s villains.

“There won’t be any Rhino in that footage because there's too much work to be done there,” said Webb, ahead of the film’s Comic-Con preview, “but listen, Electro is the main villain.”

“Rhino sort of makes a teasing appearance in the film in a very calculated and careful way, but the main villain in this movie is Electro and you get a real sense of the power and magnitude of that villain.”

“Electro to me was somebody I was always curious about, because he's inherently cinematic. There is something terrifying and God-like about Electro. He is elemental in the way that Poseidon or Zeus is.”

“You feel a sense of bigness about him,” continues the director. “He's somebody who just his touch has the power of a thousand third rails and will obliterate anybody near him. I think it's incredibly exciting to play with that kind of power.”

“Spider-Man's greatest weapon is that web and when he shoots a web at Electro, there's a current and webs are conductive and that's going to pose some real issues for Spider-Man…”

We’ll hope to see a little more of what he can do, when Fox debuts some footage from the film later in the fest. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in the UK on 18 April 2014.

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