In the Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man faced one of his toughest foes yet, Electro proved to be a major challenge for the web slinging superhero. However, Spider-Man overcame the challenges and defeated Electro. The final scenes with Electro make it seem that the villain will never be able to hurt anyone ever again. The energy that made up his body had been absorbed into the power grid and he as gone. Does this mean that Electro will never return? Is Electro dead?
The new Amazing Spider-Man franchise is moving toward the creation of the Sinister Six to fight Spider-Man. The problem that most fans have is figuring out which five villains will make up the six. From a movie standpoint it might be easier to bring back characters already developed than try to create sin new villains. In light of the events of the Amazing Spider-Man 2, will Electro be a member of the Sinister Six?
In the comic version, Electro was one of the original Sinister Six and caused a great deal of difficulty for Spider-Man on multiple occasions. It would make sense that Electro would be a member of the new super villain group. The problem is what happened to Electro at the end of the movie.
One of the powers that Electro developed was the ability to displace his physical body as energy. This means that Electro could become intangible and move from one place to another without a physical body. He escaped from the containment area that Oscorp had placed him in by seemingly to allow all the energy that was in his body to move from the containment area to form outside of the containment area.
Electro also had the ability to move from place to place using established power lines. He traveled from the main office in Oscorp to the power grid he developed. Electro simply caused his energy body to flow into the electrical circuit and then out to the power grid.
Both of these abilities could explain Electro’s ability to escape from Spider-Man’s trap. However, there has to be some explanation for where Electro is at the moment. It would seem that Spider-Man used the energy storage capability of the power plant to absorb the essence of Electro. This means clearly that Electro is not only alive but would be easily brought for another movie. All that needs to happen is that someone needs to free Electro from his confinement. Electro likely will be back and a member of the Sinister Six.