Jamie Foxx Probably Electro in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

November 1, 2012


We'll have to wait a bit longer for the long-held dream of seeing Larry David as the Vulture, because the Amazing Spider-Man sequel seems to be going the slightly less on-the-nose route.

Breaking through the color barrier of ridiculous Spider-Man foes, Jamie Foxx has reportedly started talks with Sony to play the flamboyant villain Electro in the studio's next superhero film. Electro, real name Max Dillon, has long been a part of Spider-Man's rogue's gallery, and was lightly teased in an Amazing Spider-Man after-the-credits scene that threw in some lighting bolts for the fans. As his name implies, Electro has the ability to manipulate electricity, a power he originally gained in the comics due to a freak lightning strike. That said, he's since been re-imagined with a less flashy outfit and slightly feasible bioengineering-based origin, so it's quite possible director Marc Webb will lean toward that route in his portrayal. Until that's confirmed, try to envision these vibrant curls as electricity:


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