Jamie Foxx In Talks To Play Electro In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Posted Friday, November 2nd, 2012 03:00 pm GMT -4 by

Jamie FoxxIt’s a good day for Spider-Man fans! ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is developing quite quickly with the announcement that Jamie Foxx is in talks with Sony to play the villain Electro!

Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the villain first appeared in 1964 in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man #9’ and acquired the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning. He was hinted as a possible villain for the sequel midway in the credits of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ in the scene where Dr. Connors, who is now in an asylum cell, is visited by a shadowy figure asking him if Peter Parker knows the truth about his father. With lightening flashing in the background, the mysterious figure tells Connors that it’s good that he doesn’t know and that Peter can be left alone… for now.

Foxx, whose upcoming film ‘Django Unchained’ will be released next month, Twitter teased the fans yesterday by posting:

Jamie Fox tweet

If negotiations go well, Foxx will be joining director Marc Webb and leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone for the feature. At the moment, there has been no update regarding the negotiations with Shailene Woodley to take on the Mary Jane role.

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ grossed $751 million worldwide and the sequel is currently undergoing a rewrite by Hollywood’s go to tentpole scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The sequel is slated to be in theaters on May 2, 2014.

What do you think? Would you like to see Foxx as Electro?


Source: Variety

  • Stephen Anderson

    Awesome! Jaime Fox will add great depth to the part. Very talented actor!

  • john

    Horrible choice. Get someone who can actually act please.

  • michael


  • Comicbookfan

    Terrible idea.

  • Darrell Williams

    Jamie is a great actor but I can’t c him playing dis role at all. Who knows though maybe he’ll do good

  • mama be

    Yes……… If you are a actor then play your part. Jamie you are a extraordinary person, so yes you are truely the bomb…… Soooooo excited can’t wait til the movie…

  • Wtf. Since when is Electro black? Might as well have an asian Captain America, filipino Thor, and make Hulk brown. Why not? You’re not RACIST are you? Ugh. Hollywood pisses me off sometimes. Not liking that he’s the wrong ethnicity makes me racist somehow.

    • JasonMBowles

      What’s next?! A black Nick Fury?!

  • Robotopia

    Foxx…Too Darn Old!!
    –Find someone UNDER 100, thank you!!
    (Like a Wayans, Maybe?!)

  • Agreed…no disrespect to the actor by any means…but some things just shouldn’t be meddled with like that. Keep Electro the ethnicity he is in the comics please, as if there isn’t enough white actors to choose from? *cough*JohnnyDepp*cough, gag*

  • Mark L

    Webb states that this next film will lead more towards the peter parker history. I think his father had something to do with Electro, coming to be. Fox may very well place someone like ‘The Shocker’. Given Webb’s recent comment of ‘Foxx is electrifying’. Doesn’t mean he’s 100% electro, but deals with electrical power. I’m thinking Shockey and Electro with Green Goblin. Sounds like the Sinister Six are on their way.

  • C. Falcon

    Yeah, I wouldn’t exactly call this proof of anything… except jumping to conclusions, maybe. Besides, why would they do Electro when there are so many better villains, namely Norman Osborn, who was teased in the first instalment?

  • jason

    Oh god. HEar that kids? THat’s the sound of Spiderman 3 coming a whole movie early. Webb will get fired before this movie ever gets off the ground.