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Jamie Foxx Talks Spider-Man 2's Electro
Could he be Spidey's ally for a time?

18 December 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: SuperHeroHype.com

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Jamie Foxx may out on the promotional trail for Django Unchained, but that doesn't mean everyone interviewing him is asking about Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western. Some comic book movie fans are quizzing him about his role as the villain Electro in Marc Webb's upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, particularly his character's costume and plot arc.

Blackfilm.com were the ones intrigued about Electro's duds traditionally green and yellow, though in the Ultimate Marvel Universe they're more on the purple side and Foxx was more than happy to let a few details slip:

"It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different colour. [The producers] want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow. They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down... How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff."

In Django Unchained, they hang Jamie Foxx's character upside down, which means that if they do the same for Electro here, it could be the beginning of a very bizarre running gag for Foxx, like Sam Rockwell's dancing only with slightly more blood rushing to his head.

As concerns the costume details, that sounds very encouraging for Marc "500 Days Of Summer" Webb's spider sequel considering the original's attempts to ground it in reality more than Raimi's trilogy.

Then there's the info on Electro's origin story, which sees a neat twist on the tale of Electricity-Man vs. Spider-Man, as revealed to MTV:

"What you'll see is that, for his whole life, no one is talking to him. People have stolen his ideas at the big company [Oscorp, presumably]. He's a nobody. At a certain point, Spider-Man bumps into him and says, 'You're my guy. You're my ears and eyes on the street.' Then he says his name [Max Dillon], and no one has ever said Dillon's name. He goes, 'Wow!' and, when Spider-Man leaves, he sort of thinks 'I am Spider-Man's partner!'. He's cutting out Spider-Man's face and pasting it on all his boards... [Then] everything goes bad with his mom. She doesn't remember his birthday. He has something tragic happen and, when it turns on, he lights it up."

A lot of detail there, from the Oscorp connection to the budding friendship between the two lead characters a friendship, it's safe to say, that will turn pretty damn sour by the end of the film. As for his relationship with this mother, that's a key part of Electro's character more of which you can find out here which ties in neatly with the Marvel canon.

Intrigued at that sound of all 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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