‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ swings into Times Square on New Year’s Eve

Dec. 31, 2013 | 1:36 p.m.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone film an action scene on location for the film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on June 4, 2013 in New York City. (Aby Baker/Getty Images)

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone filming "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 17, 2013 in New York City. (Aby Baker/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Jamie Foxx filming on location for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 21, 2013 in New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Count Spider-Man among those ringing in 2014 in grand style in New York’s Times Square Tuesday night.

Three minutes of new footage from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ will debut on the super-sized video screens in Manhattan’s famous tourist district beginning at 10:50 p.m. EST.

Hero Complex readers also can watch the footage below via a special New Year’s Eve webcast.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ sees Andrew Garfield reprise the starring role of the wall-crawling webslinger. The film, which like its predecessor, 2012′s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” is directed by Marc Webb (“[500] Days of Summer”), sees Spidey battling multiple villains, including Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Paul Giamatti’s Rhino.

Emma Stone returns in the sequel as Peter Parker’s gal pal Gwen Stacy, with Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan playing Norman Osborn and his son, Harry. Sally Field also reprises her role as Peter’s Aunt May, and Campbell Scott makes an appearance as Peter’s father, Richard.

The first full trailer for the movie arrived in early December, featuring plenty of action and big-screen spectacle moments as Spider-Man faced off against Jamie Foxx’s villain Electro across New York. When the production was filming in Times Square this past summer, photographers snapped shots from the set of Garfield and Stone together, and of Foxx as Electro. (Click through the gallery above to see some of the images.)

The Electro photos show Foxx wearing blue makeup and prosthetics, as well as an LED-lined hoodie.

In the original comics, Electro is an electrician named Max Dillon who gains the ability to generate and control electricity after he’s struck by lightning while repairing a power line. The character, who first appeared in 1964, is typically seen wearing a green suit and a yellow lightning bolt mask, but Foxx’s Electro appears to be more closely modeled on the Ultimate version of the villain.

Sony has great expectations for the superhero franchise. The studio already has announced that the third and fourth installments in the saga of Peter Parker are set for release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018.

Additionally, the company announced plans for new movies about Spider-Man’s nemesis Venom and the collective of bad guys known as the Sinister Six via its Electro Arrives website. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Ed Solomon will write the screenplay for “Venom,” while Drew Goddard will write, and potentially direct, “The Sinister Six,” focusing on the the villains in the franchise.

Kurtzman and Orci, along with Jeff Pinkner, will write the script for “The Amazing Spider-Man 3.”

“The Amazing-Spider Man 2″ will open in both IMAX 3D and on conventional movie screens next summer. The film will begin its international rollout April 16, 2014, and will debut in North America on May 2.

– Gina McIntyre and Noelene Clark | @LATHeroComplex


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