Though Jamie Foxx’s casting as Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ hasn’t elicited much outrage or criticism, the actor still spoke up on the subject of “casting haters”, those who immediately take to social media in anger after comic book movie casting announcements are made.
The Academy Award winner expressed:
“It used to be people would wait until they saw the film to decide their opinion. Now it’s, ‘Ben Affleck is Batman?! How [frick]ing dare you!’ What’s that all about? These blogs don’t like anything. Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. They weren’t happy — until they saw them. So you have to not give too much to it.”
It’s true, people cried foul over Christian Bale’s casting as Batman, then Heath Ledger’s casting as The Joker… which gained him a posthumous Academy Award. Although Gal Gadot isn’t well known enough to generate the same level of hate, she has received verbal attacks because of her body.
He also took the opportunity to promote his upcoming turn as Electro.
“We tried a few different versions of the look. There were some that involved a lot more blue, but this one just looked the best. And it cut the make-up down from four hours to about one-and-a-half, which is good for me. I like this suit. The suit works. It’s badass. I could wear this to the clubs…
I didn’t want Electro to be funny at all. There were lines I thought he shouldn’t say. This is a man who’s angry. He’s mad at the gods. He’s just using Spider-Man and these people as an excuse to act out and be evil. The voice is from me watching Clint Eastwood and Alec Baldwin. The great whisperers.”
Are you getting pumped for the new ‘Spider-Man’ movie? And do you agree with Foxx about cutting these actors some slack until we actually see the finished product?