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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

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.

 

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DarthBob 11/2/2012 9:53:51 AM

I like it and normally I do not like it when producers and directors screw around with costumes, but by all means please feel free to lose the dumb lightning mask.  Hopefully this is the first piece of the Sinister 6!

xJokersxWildx 11/2/2012 9:57:50 AM

No the lightning mask is the whole dam costume lol Jeez.

axia777 11/2/2012 10:10:00 AM

Electro is cool but I really wish he was goin to be Shocker.  Shocker is a better character in general as well as a better villain.  But Electro is cool.  But I don't really see him as the main baddy of the movie so I hope they have him as henchmen sort of situation.  Maybe for Green Goblin/Osborn?  That would be awesome.

hanso 11/2/2012 10:13:03 AM

They'll probably give him the Ultimate Spidey look so no mask.  

ElBaz13 11/2/2012 10:14:29 AM

At least this puts to rest the rumor of the "animal" related villains linked to Spidey.

Rumor had it, Vulture, Rhino and Scorpion were to be in the movie as they were affected by genetics/animal crossgene like Peter/spider and Connors/Lizard. I think a lot of fanboys reacted negativily to that plot.

 

mellowdoux 11/2/2012 10:30:11 AM

 Abner Jenkins

 

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 11/2/2012 10:40:05 AM

At Elbaz that's what they did for the game: Using hybrid Rhino and Scorpion, etc.  But I've read that Electro still will be rooted in scientific techonology.

Wiseguy 11/2/2012 10:45:45 AM

I don't know why I hate Jamie Foxx so much, if it's the beady little eyes or that he looks mentally handicapped or just him, but I just do.

Well I did sort of like him in The Kingdom so maybe I can get past that.

Just glad to see new villains for Spidey and let the whole Green Goblin subplot develop in the background, assuming that's the case. But building towards a Sinister Six would be cool too

Higgy 11/2/2012 11:08:55 AM

That makes 2 of us Wise.  I can't stand him.

I'm not too sure it's going to be Electro though.  Just because they announce Jamie Foxx and that he's electrifying...it sounds more like he wants to get him.   I dunno.  Sounds like people are reading too much into it.  Maybe I'm wrong.

ElBaz13 11/2/2012 11:21:31 AM

@mrjawbreaking

Really? the videogame? But didn't Sony want to use that as a basis for #2? Especially the whole science aspect and how Peter's dad 'groomed" him to be Spiderman. Again...I hope not. I don't mind origin tweaking to make it more modern but nort too much change.

I do agree the Electro costume is a product of its time. The colorful 60s. Doesn't translate well on the biig screen. The Ultimate version is better. But, if they can honor the crappy old costume, it's always fun. I like the way Captain America did that in First Avenger.

As for Jamie Foxx. Yeah, his eyes freak me out. Just check sketches of his Wanda character on In Living Color. ugh!

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