The Daily Bugle viral site for The Amazing Spider-Man has provided some insight into how Max Dillion might become Electro in the film. The Daily Bugle site has posted a new article titled: "Hydroelectric Towers Set To Light Up NYC."
Here's what the article has to say: "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."
The story certainly has all the elements of a supervillain origin story. A controversial hydroelectric power plant reads like a set-up for an accident that poor Max Dillon will likely get caught up in.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released in movie theaters on May 2, 2014.