‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Sneak Peek Of Ravencroft Institute

by Brett White

How did directors keep fans excited about a film before Twitter? Marc Webb, director of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” gave fans a taste of one of the film’s many new sets via a tweet.

That’s right, Peter Parker will likely be facing off against some of the inmates at the Ravencroft Institute. There’s even a room clearly labeled “Voltage Cells,” which could either be where Jamie Foxx’s Electro is held prisoner, or the room where the high voltage villain receives his super power.

With so many villains on board for the sequel, with Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn and Paul Giamatti as the Rhino joining up with Foxx, it makes sense that a super prison like Ravencroft would feature into the film. The location might even shed some light on Felicity Jones’ still unidentified character. She could be portraying Dr. Ashley Kafka, Ravencroft’s founder and first director.

Ravencroft serves a very similar purpose for the Spider-Man comics as Arkham Asylum does for the Batman comics, as most of Spider-Man’s villains are jailed in the maximum security prison. Ravencroft served as the starting point for 1994’s “Maximum Carnage, a Spider-Man cross-over story that spawned a video game and made Carnage a major Spider-foe.

Ravencroft joins Columbia University on “The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s” list of sets. It was previously reported that a female freshman dorm room was built, possibly for Gwen Stacy or Mary Jane Watson.

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