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Jamie Foxx Is Spider-Man 2's Electro
'He's a genius electrician-type person'

04 December 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Sony Pictures

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Jamie Foxx, Electro

Alongside the news that Chronicle's Dane DeHaan has been cast as Harry Osborn is the official confirmation that Jamie Foxx, long mooted as a potential Electro, will indeed by playing the high voltage villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The director of the original Amazing Spider-Man, Marc Webb, is also back on board perhaps no surprise considering its $751 million box office haul earlier this year who essentially let slip that Foxx was on board in early November.

Talking to ET, Foxx is reported as saying his character is "a genius electrician-type person and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world... The next thing you know, he turns it on."

Marvel's official line on the character, however, goes a bit more like this:

"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 Dillon 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."

Intrigued at that sound of that? Check out our feature on the hidden secrets of the first movie's deleted scenes, as well as this blog on the quite frankly pretty bonkers Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark musical thisaway.

The Amazing Spider-Man sequel is scheduled to swing in on April 18, 2014.


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He does have some pretty ropey sounding villains. I was never a big fan of the idea of Electro- there was a particularly nasty dispatch for Sandman in James Cameron's intended version of Spiderman involving him. How about aiming for a villain that doesn't have a personal connection to Parker, that isn't a good man corrupted? How about just someone who's a bit of a prick to start with? No more pathos; bring on the Scorpion or some other idiot monster. There's nothing wrong with bad guys that aren More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 19:10 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Foxx is Electro
L: directorscut L: jobloffski lower budget showed a bit, though. ilm had a budget of $230 million, which when you take into account the huge salaries for Maguire, Dunst and Raimi, means in most likely had more money spent on production than Man 3million). Oh, I sit corrected. Well, in that case some of the effects where expensively not very good then, mistaken by me for budgetary compromises. Still, like the film and looking forward to the next one. More

Posted by jobloffski at 19:03 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Foxx is Electro
L: jobloffski lower budget showed a bit, though. ilm had a budget of $230 million, which when you take into account the huge salaries for Maguire, Dunst and Raimi, means in most likely had more money spent on production than Man 3million). More

Posted by directorscut at 17:52 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

Can't wait!
I really enjoyed the new reboot so am looking forward to this next installment. Jamie Foxx seems to suit the part of Electro and I'm sure he will make for a pretty decent bad guy. More

Posted by dannyfletch at 17:46 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Foxx is Electro
Pleasantly surprised enough with the first one. Better, more believable Peter Parker, less annoying romance, lower budget showed a bit, though. Good reset after 3 made the series untenable, not least by g the central motivation for the existence of spider man in the first place by making peter NOT responsible for the death of Uncle Benothing wrong with Electro as a villain, not now the effects to do what the character actually does are possible. But Foxx? Jury out, but there's enough evid More

Posted by jobloffski at 17:41 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

Foxx is Electro
Fantastic news! Hoping Foxx brings some of the edge and attitude on display in the Django trailers. Ifans was fine but the franchise needs a shot in the arm to continue. Looking forward to what Foxx brings! More

Posted by Macavity at 16:32 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
The first one wasn't that decent. It was a three star movie but in many ways disappointing. More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 15:29 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

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so much for a decent new franchise More

Posted by Frank Castle at 14:40 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

Jamie Foxx is the new Kick-Ass..???! More

Posted by dunstabledoug at 13:05 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

I'm no expert, but it seems to me that....
...Spider-man has all the worst arch-enemies. Electro? Bloody hell. If you're gonna use Jamie Foxx, then why not get him to reprise Django? He looks fucking dangerous. "I like the way you die, Spider-boy" More

Posted by Porter at 12:01 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post

I'm no expert, but it seems to me that....
...Spider-man has all the worst arch-enemies. Electro? Bloody hell. More

Posted by Porter at 12:00 on 04 December 2012 | Report This Post


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