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Foxx For Electro in Spidey 2?
Oscar winner for the role?
By Robert T. Trate
November 02, 2012
Source: Comic Book Resources
Will Electro be in the next Spider-Man film?
© Marvel Comics
Comic Book Resources reported that Jamie Foxx is in contention for the villain's role in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Apparently the role would be that of Electro. During a press conference, in support of the November 9th release of the film on home video, director Marc Webb was asked about the next villain for the budding franchise. Webb had this to say:
“We'll see. I think Jamie Foxx is electrifying, I think Jamie Foxx is one of the most brilliant actors that we have around today. He's such a great character actor. He's a really brilliant guy and I would love to work with him, so you'll be hearing more on that shortly, I'm sure."
As of this morning, Collider and IMDB are reporting that Foxx is now in negotiations to play the role. No official word yet, but it is all just a matter of time.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due in theaters on May 2, 2014.
Who is Electro (for the unfamiliar)? Here is his official bio from Marvel.com:
“Maxwell Dillon has been one of Spider-Man's most frequent and enduring adversaries, often fighting alongside some of the more powerful masterminds in the web-head's rogues gallery, rather than creating intricate plots of his own. Raised by his overprotective mother, after his father abandoned them, Max had ambitions of being an electrical engineer. However, after being convinced by his mother that he was not smart enough to pursue such a career, Max instead reluctantly took a job as a lineman for an electric company. While repairing a power line still connected to its spool, Max was struck by lightning. Instead of being killed, the freak accident caused a mutagenic change in his nervous system, allowing him to generate and control vast amounts of electricity. After creating a colorful costume, Max turned to a life of crime as Electro”. Check out the full bio here on Marvel.com.
Thanks to bobjohnson221 for the submission.