Jamie Foxx Talks Electro's Costume in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
This Christmas, Jamie Foxx will light up screens as the title character in Quentin Tarantino's epic western Django Unchained, but soon he'll be stepping into entirely new territory: a superhero movie. Foxx will play Electro for director Marc Webb in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, joining the impressive returning cast of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and newcomers like Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn and Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson. Foxx has spoken about his upcoming villainous role a bit already, but in a recent interview Foxx talked about the costume he'll be wearing. Comic purists, prepare to be disappointed.
It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different color. They (the producers) want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic bookie, 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 and trying to figure out what happen. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.
I remember the fan outcry when Bryan Singer's X-Men came out and the costumes in the movie didn't look like the ones from the comic book, but I'd like to think that fans have moved on past this kind of outrage by now and realized that what works on the page doesn't always work on the screen. There will always be a subset of diehard fans who are disappointed that filmmakers take liberties with characters they love, but even Watchmen, which arguably stuck to its comic source material closer than any other comic book film, still switched the costumes up slightly. And honestly, because Electro's suit was goofy-looking, we chose the above version of the villain to pair with Jamie Foxx instead. I won't say I'm thrilled to see a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, but with a strong talent like Foxx on board, hopefully we can get a villain that's a bit more fleshed out than Rhys Ifans' ridiculous Lizard incarnation was last time. Thoughts?