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Jamie Foxx‘s turn as Electro is undoubtedly at the center of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. At every turn early in the marketing, he, Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield have hinted Max Dillon’s turn from meek Spider-Man fan to electric super-villain is what the movie is all about. And while we know something involving electricity occurs to Dillon to make him Electro (Comic-Con footage suggested eels?) we don’t know exactly what that is yet.

A new post on The Daily Bugle viral site might now shine some light on Electro’s origins. It hints at some kind of new “hydroelectric power plant” being built in New York by Oscorp. Also, the latest rumor of a subtitle for the film is The Amazing Spider-Man: Rise of Electro.

Here’s the potential Electro link from the Daily Bugle Tumblr, an official viral site for the film.

Despite the outraged cries of protesters that have dogged the project since its inception, Oscorp Industries is set to flip the switch on the construction of an experimental hydroelectric power plant that could reshape New York’s power landscape.
“What do you want me to say? That this is a bad idea? Oh, you do? Fine. This is a bad idea,” said average New York taxi driver, Mike Lortz when asked his thoughts about the power plant.
A wave of the Mayor’s pen on Resolution 2013.2.C4A was enough to signify the end of months of legal maneuvering, bureaucratic red tape, and political wrangling.
Norman Osborn was unavailable for comment, leaving company spokesman Donald Menken to succinctly sum up the announcement, “Oscorp’s patented ‘free-flow’ power grid design will power the entire city for the next 20 years.”
Though fears of an impending city-destroying catastrophe are running high, Oscorp’s stock still managed to climb after a week of tumultuous trading.

Also, this was in Superhero Bits yesterday, but it ties in here nicely. Cinepop.br via Superhero Hype is reporting the title of Amazing Spider-Man 2, at least in Brazil, is The Amazing Spider-Man: Rise of Electro. A few weeks back, Sony had no comment on the report they were considering a subtitle for the film but this suggests they’ve at least decided on it in another territory.

Do you think the new plant is what changes Max Dillon? What do you think of that title?

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