Director Marc Webb brings his superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Comic-Con 2013 today, as a part of Sony Pictures' Hall H panel at 4:05 PM. With Electro and Rhino (Paul Giamatti), along with the potential villain of Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), many fans were worried that the multiple bad guys may pose the same problems that plagued Spider-Man 3.
When the director was asked about the numerous villains, he revealed that Electro is the main bad guy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
"One of the things about Spider-Man that's really fun is that the people who become villains often don't start out as villains. Most of the relationships are based in love[?] in some ways. We're teasing out certain characters that may not be his main foes...But the main villain is going to be Electro."
The filmmaker recently spoke about Sony's announcement last month that his trilogy was being extended to four movies, with The Amazing Spider-Man 3 hitting theaters on June 10, 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 arriving on May 4, 2017.
"The fourth one was a little bit of a surprise. We always talked about there being a set of three movies, but there may be elements that expand outside Spider-Man that could fulfill that fourth film. There's always been a plan to extend this universe. To make a series of films that were interrelated and weren't purely episodic. That there were certain ongoing stories that were going to play out over multiple films. So, that's always been in the works and there's been some early talks about the nature of what those next two movies are. It's too early to talk about too many of the details, but if you pay attention to this film that's coming out, you may get a feeling and sense of what's to come in the future."
"Electro is a fantastically cinematic villain and there's something truly terrifying and godlike about his powers. And that's something that's been fun to develop and conceive of, not only visually, but conceptually how what happens when this creature, who's mythological in scope, is unleashed in New York City ... the visual spectacle of it is gonna be fantastic. We're doing some terrible things to Times Square, but it's gonna be fun to watch."
Stay tuned to find out more about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the Comic-Con panel in Hall H later today.