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Jamie Foxx May Go Bad For Spider-Sequel
He's looking to energise Electro

02 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Marvel's Electro

He’ll be a vengeful slave-turned-bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained early next year, but if the talks pan out, Jamie Foxx could switch to the other end of the moral spectrum. Variety reports that Foxx is in early discussions to play Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel.

From all accounts, the movie is coalescing quickly now that director Marc Webb is back on board. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are returning as the leads and The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley is in negotiations to play Mary Jane Watson.

More possible evidence that Foxx is set to play the new character comes from Foxx himself, who tweeted today, “Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well.”

For those unfamiliar with the character, Electro, AKA Max Dillon, finds himself able to control electricity after getting struck by lightning. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and first showed up to bother the web-slinger in The Amazing Spider-Man issue 9 back in 1964.

The new Spider-Man film features a script written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, plus a draft by Jeff Pinkner, all working from James Vanderbilt’s original screenplay.

Long since scheduled for release, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will hit cinemas on May 2, 2014. As mentioned above, Foxx will soon be seen in Tarantino’s latest, which arrives here on January 18. He’s also just finished working on Roland Emmerich’s new action drama White House Down, which explodes onto screens on September 6. 


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Jamie Foxx Electro hmmm!
In one of the last comics I read when I used to read Marvel Spidey just poured a bucket of water over Electro and that was that lights out, literally, you don't have to be a science major to know that water and electricity don't mix, it's a bit of an Achilles heel for old sparky isn't it ? How long will he last in a movie, people in the audience will be shouting get a bucket get a bucket! More

Posted by TORINO at 07:39 on 25 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: MEH........
Electro is a great Spidey villain in my opinion. I might be biased though, some of my fondest childhood memories are of playing Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro on the PS1... As for the casting of Foxx, I'm not sure. He's a good actor, no doubt about it, but whether he'd fit the part is a different matter entirely. I'd guess from the casting they're gonna keep going down the Nolan-superhero-realism route and make him really gritty or something. I'd just like them to basically make live action, More

Posted by BelowTheSun at 21:53 on 04 November 2012 | Report This Post

MEH........
After that last load of mediocre clag - does anyone give a toss? More

Posted by ROTGUT at 18:32 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

Who is this character ?
I'm more of a DC fan but have read some spiderman but don't know this villan. He could be cool all I know but seems a bit lame from the name. Why not Vulture, Mysterio, Black Cat, Kraven, Scorpion or Carnage or even a decent Venom. I liked a lot about the Sam Rami Spider Man films but Venom wasn't one of them. Jamie Foxx is ok, but not sure the choice of character. Even an updated Goblin or Doc Oc would be good. The Dark Knight showed how you could do a different take on a bad guy character and More

Posted by Battan9000 at 18:25 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

god no
This is the worst casting news. Never have seen a film that I've liked Jamie Foxx in. I believe that these films will suffer from the Laws of Diminishing returns. Which is a sad state of affairs as is the best superhero after Superman. More

Posted by cra1gs at 17:50 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sounds great to me, good choice.
Might be ok even though he isn't black in the comics though it's tough to think of any villans that are, though they did make Michael Clarke Duncan The Kingpin in the Daredevil film but saying that couldn't really see Electro being the main villan would like to see maybe Kraven as if their still sticking to continuity they could also include The Chameleon. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 16:28 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sounds great to me, good choice.
Settle down Jamie_M. No need for the abuse really. I'm not a huge fan of Foxx. I like him in collateral but I can't think of much else. The first film was a decent start and I like Garfield and Stone so I'm interested to see how this goes. More

Posted by talpacino at 15:04 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

Sounds great to me, good choice.
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as a villain instead of that skinny guy from the seventies show,, brilliant news. What are you guys moaning about, eh, maybe they didn't pick Doc Ock or Gobby because,, hmmm, they were just in the last fu##ing trilogy you morans. Jamie Foxx controlling electricity and terrorising a city is the complete opposite to bland you idiot, sounds awesome to me More

Posted by Jamie_M at 13:00 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: dghwood L: Dannybohy Electro in the sequel!!., and it was all going so well. Why pick Jamie Foxx and that villain over the others is beyond me!. A modern day Mysterio, Gobby or a new Doc Oc!? Definitely onboard for a modern day Mysterio! who would play him though? mmmmm not sure, someone not normally physically imposing. Will have to think on it. Id like the character to be a cross between Tony Stark style tech genius and Derren Brown!. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 11:44 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Dannybohy Electro in the sequel!!., and it was all going so well. Why pick Jamie Foxx and that villain over the others is beyond me!. A modern day Mysterio, Gobby or a new Doc Oc!? Definitely onboard for a modern day Mysterio! who would play him though? More

Posted by dghwood at 11:27 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Mysterio would make a great villain. You could do some seriously weird (and wonderfull) stuff with that character. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 11:18 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

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Electro in the sequel!!., and it was all going so well. Why pick Jamie Foxx and that villain over the others is beyond me!. A modern day Mysterio, Gobby or a new Doc Oc!? More

Posted by Dannybohy at 09:34 on 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

Sticking with 'bland' for the sequel then? More

Posted by UTB at 21:43 on 01 November 2012 | Report This Post

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