"People have stolen his ideas at the big company," said Foxx about Dillon.
"He’s a nobody". But 'Spider-Man' bumps into him and says, 'You’re my guy.
"You’re my ears and eyes on the street'...when Spider-Man leaves, he sort of thinks that, 'I am Spider-Man’s partner!'"
The sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man" is the first in the studio's 'Spider-Man' movie franchise to be filmed entirely in New York City.
New York is noted as the original setting for most of Marvel Comics' superhero characters.
The new film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field.
"...for 'Peter Parker' (Garfield), life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as 'Spider-Man' and spending time with 'Gwen', the girl he loves, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough.
"Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep.
"Things will change for Peter when a new villain, 'Electro' (Foxx) emerges, old friend 'Harry Osborn' returns and Peter uncovers new clues about his past..."
"I think 'Electro' is an incredibly visual, exciting, dangerous villain," said Webb. "There is a lot of appealing stuff that is going to happen as the world emerges."
Electro debuted in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" # 9 (February 1964), created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Steve Ditko.
According to the comic book origin story, 'Electro', aka 'Maxwell Dillon' had ambitions of being an electrical engineer, taking on a job as a lineman for an electric company. While repairing a power line still connected to its spool, Dillon was struck by lightning. Following the accident, Dillon discovered he could generate massive quantities of electricity, up to one million volts, as lightning arcs from his fingertips. When his body was charged to high levels, Dillon could also become superhumanly strong, with the ability to glide over power lines using electricity for propulsion. He could also ionize metals, sparking petroleum in auto fuel tanks as a way to generate explosions. After creating a costume to conceal his identity, Dillon turned to a life of crime as 'Electro'.
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