Marc Webb just tweeted a pic from Amazing Spider-Man 2 that set the world on fire. Well, part of it, anyway.
Electro is one of those comic-book characters who, if you love comics and Spidey, you'll get him. But if you aren't big on comics and you see a villain with this ridiculous electric "X" for a mask, you'll probably laugh. So there's a huge challenge in bringing him to the big-screen, live-action world. Grabbing Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx is a good start, because he's definitely got the chops for genre filmmaking (see Django Unchained for proof of that).
But where's the menace? Just how tough can Electro be? Well, images speak louder than words, so let's take a look.
Day 45. This is what happens when you try to give Electro a ticket. twitter.com/MarcW/status/3…— Marc Webb (@MarcW) April 10, 2013
That cop car is so hot it looks like it is melting! Seeing the damage Electro can do without actually seeing him proper is actually a really cool way to amp up excitement. It's more about what you don't see than what you do. That's what we think, anyway.
How about you?