Spider-Man has always been a staple of New York City. After swinging through the pages of Marvel Comics for many years, he soon took to the big screen, with his most recent outing set for a 2014 release claiming the title of largest production to film in New York State. Now, the wall-crawler appears to be taking part in one of the Big Apple’s most coveted traditions: New Year’s Eve.

Recently, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ has been dropping a number of hints about the new movie from Marc Webb on various viral sites. One such site is ElectroArrives.com, which has a countdown to New Year’s Eve. Apparently, the film will have a presence in Times Square when the ball drops to ring in the new year that will include an exclusive new clip from the film. Director Webb and his web-slinging hero appeared on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ to promote the appearance. You can check out the whole segment in the video below:

And speaking of Electro arriving, Empire has released two brand new images of the shocking villain played by Jamie Foxx. Take a look at the former Max Dillon in his superpowered form below:

Finally, for more information on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, here’s the official synopsis for the film:

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

What do you think about Spider-Man participating in the ball drop this New Year’s Eve? Are you excited for our hero to debut a new look at his newest film? What are your thoughts on the new pictures of Electro? Let us know in the comment section.

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