When it comes to news about Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ these days, headlines have been fairly Electro heavy. Earlier this week, we learned that the electrifying villain is set to share top billing with the friendly, neighborhood web-slinger as the title of the film in Brazil is supposed to be ‘The Amazing Spider-Man: Rise of Electro’. We also got to see a brand new still from moments before Max Dillon’s transformation. Now, it looks like some details have emerged about what circumstances lead Jamie Foxx’s character to becoming the big bad of Spidey’s next big screen adventure.

The Daily Bugle (aka the viral site for the upcoming Marvel movie) has been posting a number of stories from Spider-Man’s universe. The most recent one referencing a hydroelectric power plant sounds like it may hold some clues pertaining to the events that give birth to Electro:

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.

Could this experimental power plant be the thing that turns the timid Max Dillon into the villainous Electro? We’ll find out once the film premieres next year, but until then, we can converse about how this situation can play out in the comments below.

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, and Sally Field is set to hit theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.