Jamie Foxx discusses Electro role

Django actor on Amazing Spider-Man 2 villain

Jamie Foxx was recently confirmed as villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, after being linked to the role for some time.

He has wasted no time talking about the comic-book bad guy, telling ET Online that he’s “a great character”.

"I met with the director, Mark Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked.

“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."

It seems as if Foxx will join a long-line of Spider-villains who are decent men at heart, who go down a bad path after some unfortunate slip-ups/personal problems.

Foxx joins newcomers Dane DeHaan and Shailene Woodley, alongside Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is set to open in the UK on 18 April 2014.

Will Foxx make an interesting comic-book baddie? Have your say below…


    • Ali1748

      Dec 4th 2012, 16:19

      I enjoyed the first one and I think this is genius casting for the sequel in both Foxx and DeHaan.

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    • FBJRider

      Dec 4th 2012, 18:45

      It's bit weird that they went for a black guy to play a white character but still I think he should be good at the role. Looks like we've got a decent cast on our hands, I just hope it plays out better than the first one.

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    • Markeetundra

      Dec 4th 2012, 22:23

      I wasn't a complete fan of the first, but it was enjoyable. Let's hope that since the got over another origin story hump we can get to a more exciting film. popculturegalaxy(dot)com

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 5th 2012, 13:21

      Skin colour isn't an issue for me when it comes to actors portraying characters, all I care about is acting ability.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Dec 6th 2012, 9:10

      Just as long as he's not in the lightning bolt headpiece... please dear god not the lightning bolt mask.

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