Stan Lee will tell you that villains aren’t born, they’re created. Just about every evil doer in the Spider-Man universe started out as a good man — or, at the very least, an innocuous man — brought to villainy following the amalgam of a personal tragedy and a scientific catastrophe. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we’ll be meeting two new characters, pictured below. Prior to being struck by lightning, Maxwell Dillon was your standard electrical engineer everyman. Before the death of his father, young Harry Osborn was a good-natured trust fund oddball, and close friend to Peter Parker. But even in images from these early days, we can see storm a-brewin’ in these character’s eyes…
In these new pictures from the upcoming sequel, we see Jamie Foxx before he has taken form as supervillain Electro, and Dane DeHaan in the chapters leading up to his turn as the second Green Goblin. Just a couple of average joes — a bespectacled, jeri curl combover-sufferer and a buttoned-up Aryan introvert. But if you look deep into the pair’s glaring eyes, you’ll see so much more… the doom that awaits Andrew Garfield in the upcoming sequel.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2.
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