‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ teaser introduces Jamie Foxx’s Electro

July 19, 2013 | 10:40 a.m.

Jamie Foxx as "Electro/Max Dillon"on the set of the film, Amazing Spiderman 2 on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Jamie Foxx as "Electro/Max Dillon"on the set of the film, Amazing Spiderman 2 on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Fans whose spider-sense has been tingling in anticipation of more “Amazing Spider-Man 2” news can now sneak a peek — and a listen — at Jamie Foxx in character as the supervillain Electro.

A new 42-second teaser video, embedded below, opens with Electro obscured amid a tangle of wires while strapped onto some sort of high-tech gurney. As the camera pores over the equipment, Foxx says in an ominous whisper, “No matter what you do … you can’t contain me. You want to know how powerful I am? Well I want to know too.”

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Finally, a shot reveals the villain’s visage, with eerie bluish skin and a bald head, as he says, “I’m Electro.”

Electro’s look in the movie is markedly different from his counterpart in the classic Spidey comics, in which he wears a green-and-yellow suit with a lightning bolt mask. Foxx’s character appears to draw inspiration from the “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics and TV series.

The video closes with a graphic touting Electro’s arrival at Sony’s Comic-Con panel in Hall H on Friday afternoon.

Last year, “The Amazing Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer”) appeared at the convention. Both Garfield and Webb are reprising their duties for the sequel, which opens May 2, 2014, and also stars Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan.

– Oliver Gettell

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