Though Sony’s continuing ownership of the Spider-Man movie rights have kept the superhero out of Marvel’s expanding Avengers-related movie titles, last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man rebooted the franchise and was surprisingly well-received by fans. The series will continue next year with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
At San Diego Comic Con this year the movie’s producers teased the main villain for the sequel, Electro. Jamie Foxx will play the Spider-Man villian with a heavily CG costume inspired by Electro from the “Ultimate Marvel” comics.
Today Sony finally released the first full-length trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Foxx’s Electro features prominently, though at least two other Spider-Man villains make an appearance. A mech-like Rhino will be a part of the movie, played by Paul Giamatti, and a version of the Green Goblin can also be glimpsed in the video.
As for the rest of the cast, Andrew Garfield will be back in the title role as Peter Parker and Emma Stone will once again play doomed Spider-Man love interest Gwen Stacy. Denis Leary will be back as Stacy’s police Captain father and Martin Sheen is once again credited as Spider-Man motivation Uncle Ben. Sally Field will again play Aunt May, while Chris Cooper enters the franchise as the head of OsCorp, Norman Osborn. His son, Harry Osborn, will be played by Dane DeHaan of Chronicle fame.