Who’s The Man In The Hat? ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Director Explains

Marc Webb reveals how Electro was almost kinda sorta in the first 'Amazing Spider-Man.'

Remember the mysterious man in the hat from the end of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” director Marc Webb’s first foray into the superhero world?

That was Electro, Jamie Foxx’s blue villain, who took center stage in this weekend’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Or, it was going to be Electro. Until it wasn’t.

“There was an idea that the man in the hat at the end of the first movie was going to be Electro, in fact that was sort of how it was originally conceived, but we shot it quite differently,” Webb told MTV News while at the “Be Amazing Volunteer Day” at PS 93 in the Bronx. “I wanted that character in that first movie to lead to another series of characters later on.”

By making that change, could Webb have paved a road that led straight to the Sinister Six movie?

“We left ourselves a little bit open but we had a pretty good idea of who that person was,” he said.

To find out more, check out the clip above.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ swings into theaters May 2.