Watch: CCTV Viral Videos Show Electro from 'Spider-Man 2' or Sayain?

September 28, 2013

Electro Viral Video

Well, this is interesting. There are a series of CCTV found footage videos going around that might (or might not) be linked to Marc Webb's sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and its villain Electro. Found on the site ap7am, the videos are from an Indian news station showing what appears to be footage of a "rikshwala" driver being saved from being smashed by a truck by an "alien". Upon closer inspection of the footage, the "alien" is really an electrified man traveling as fast as lightning. After saving the person, he then walks away wearing a black hoodie similar to the one in the set photo above. Is this some eerie, freaky viral for Electro?

So this might not be a viral for Spider-Man 2 after all. The videos were uploaded to YouTube on September 19th, more than a week ago. Since then the comments are filled with people saying it's officially an Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral, confirming that the "alien" is supposed to be Electro. Once you watch these videos, that claim seems to make sense. Comparing this to what was shown at Comic-Con and that photo, it easily could be Electro showing up in the start of a viral with a "lightening" man appearing in videos all over the world. Though new updates seem to indicate this is a actually the character Sayain from Dragon Ball Z, not Electro.

Update: Another post from GeekTyrant links to an explanation behind these videos connecting them to a character named Sayain from Dragon Ball Z. They also link to the original source of the video here. I'm not sure if this is any confirmation either way, but given the details starting to come out behind all of this, it's likely this could be for something else other than a movie. That's all we know for now - it remains a mystery.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb and written by Jeff Pinker, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, life is busy between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can't come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away, but that's a promise he just can't keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Sony will release Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters next summer on May 2nd. See the first look.

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments


I saw this video months ago. Long before September 19th. Who knows?

Cal J. on Sep 28, 2013


What? Like Cal said, this video has been around forever. I'm pretty sure I saw this way before filming for ASM2 even began.

Rick on Sep 28, 2013


Yep, here's the link to where I first saw it: It was uploaded on September 16, 2012.

Rick on Sep 28, 2013


Saw this video a looong time ago. It would make a nice viral video for the movie. Loved the old Resident Evil Teaser/commercials (movies sucked) but they were viewed 1,000,000+ of times

Rich Hill on Sep 28, 2013



TheOct8pus on Sep 28, 2013


Seriously? "A character named Saiyan from a video game?" I think you mean a Sayain--or Saiya-jin--from DragonballZ.

davidshaw on Sep 28, 2013


"IT'S OVER 9,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

redskulllives on Sep 28, 2013


You don't have my interest. You don't have my curiosity. Nice try CCTV.

Conor Charles Gass on Sep 28, 2013


this is oooooolllllllllddddddd and nothing to do with spider man

ocp on Sep 28, 2013


my first reaction was a viral vid for the Flash movie. O__o

Leo Ruin on Sep 29, 2013


I dunno , I might have to give these new spidey movies a go. It seems like their going with lesser known villains which makes it more interesting imo.

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Sep 29, 2013


I wouldn't call Electro and the Rhino "lesser known". The Lizard, Green Goblin, Electro, Rhino, Mysterio, Vulture, Scorpion, Doctor Octopus, Kingpin, Kraven, and Sandman are all core Spider-Man villains form the early comics.

Cal J. on Sep 29, 2013


That's true but Hollywood tends to go with the most popular for the big money draw. People like us who alrdy know that know their well known. Look at TDK Trilogy, they could have gone with penguin riddler but they went with Ras Al Ghul , Scarecrow and bane too which was refreshing. You think the average walmart mom who's takin her kid to go see spider man 2 heard of electro and Kraven? I doubt it.

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Sep 29, 2013


Every1 knows Green Goblin and Doc Oc but theres a vast majority of people who couldn't name the others to save their life.

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Sep 29, 2013


There is no character named "Sayain" in Dragon Ball Z. It is spelled "Saiyan" and it's a race, not a single character's name. It's the equivalent of calling Superman "Kryptonian". Goku is the main character, but there are other Saiyan's throughout the series.

Dan Magee on Sep 29, 2013


So i did alittle digging and this is what i found. Apparently its for some movie or tv show, i can't really tell because its all in another language but here's the link and check it out. Some of the other videos show her teleporting as well

Miko on Sep 30, 2013


Hey Alex at least Google something and do a little research before posting. Its not like dbz is some obscure anime where it's hard to come by information. Also this isnt the only video like this, there is a back to the future version too.

CellReborn on Sep 30, 2013


asm 2 didnt even thought to be existant in may 2012

brd on Sep 30, 2013

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