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Jamie Foxx Talks About Playing Electro in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

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December 4, 2012
Source: ET

Jamie Foxx / Electro

Even though it hasn't officially been announced that Jamie Foxx is playing the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the way the actor is talking seems to indicate that very fact. Entertainment Tonight recently had a chance to speak with Foxx to try and confirm his casting. Foxx didn't come right out and say that he was playing the villain who is actually one of the Sinister Six (which also includes Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and Vulture), but he said, "Electro is a great character. I met with the director, Mark Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked." What else was talked about?

Foxx went on to dive a little into the character himself:

"I think Electro will be an exciting character to play because he's a ... genius electrician-type person, and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world, and the next thing you know he turns it on."

Director Marc Webb seems to be on a spree of new information lately. Just yesterday he announced via Twitter that Chronicle star Dane DeHaan would play Harry Osborn, son of Oscorp's Norman Osborn who becomes Green Goblin. And while promoting The Amazing Spider-Man Blu-Ray release last month, he talked about some of his favorite villains, "I like Green Goblin. I like Electro a lot. I think Electro is pretty fantastic." Sounds like Electro is definitely going to be in this sequel, and maybe we'll get a set up for Green Goblin in the third movie? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
    I want to see Jamie Fox with a lightening mane, green spandex, and golden diaper.
  • Manuel
    And nobody cares...
    • Scopedog
      Really? Most people are already caring, since there's already been a deluge of the "Why are they casting a black guy?" nonsense already. Of course, if you think nobody cares, well, your choice--have at it.
  • http://twitter.com/BarnabyBarrilla Barnaby Barrilla
    I'm more excited about Dane DeHaan playing Harry Osborn. That should've been a topic
    • Scopedog
      Well, on other sites it is a topic. Just sayin'...
      • ProjectionistHP
        I think they already did that topic. Just sayin'...
  • DAVIDPD
    I was always more of a Shocker guy. Hehe "Shocker".
  • Django9000
    I guess that's a redesigned Electro from Ultimate Spider Man or something? His costume was always iconic, for sure - but very difficult to see fitting into the current mythos. Jamie Foxx effing rocks, tho. The casting for Harry Osborne has me psyched for this as well. (And the girl who's playing Mary Jane was great in "The Descendants")
    • Scopedog
      Yeah, that suit is from the Ultimate Spider-Man title. While I also like Electro's outfit from the original SM comics....I dunno. On screen, it probably will not work. But getting Jamie Foxx? Now THAT'S awesome. (Of course, I'm already seeing the "Why they gotta cast a black guy?" nonsense popping up already. Christ.)
      • Dan1184
        because Jamie sucks at anything other than comedy, and yes, why are they casting a black guy for this role..the only white to black conversion that was worth a damn was Sam Jackson in Avengers
        • Somepeoplethesedays
          Are you actually serious? Maybe that's why he won an Oscar for best actor for Ray in '05. Maybe.

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