Jamie Foxx Confirms Interest in Playing Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

The Academy Award-winning actor hasn't officially signed on just yet, but he is excited to take on the role because of his young daughter.
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Jamie Foxx Confirms Interest in Playing Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Jamie Foxx confirms interest in playing Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 On November 1st, it was slyly announced that Jamie Foxx is being eyed by Sony Pictures to play the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The actor himself teased this news on his personal Twitter account that same day, and director Marc Webb confirmed the news later that week.

Now, Jamie Foxx is openly talking about this important role, which he confirms he is pursuing. The Academy Award-winning actor has not officially signed on to play Electro, whom many believe made an appearance during the end credit sequence of The Amazing Spider-Man. But he is excited about taking on this character, none the less.

Here is his official statement, where he states that he is taking on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 solely to make his daughter happy.

"I have a little daughter, 4 years old, and what's crazy is like, this past year she had a birthday where Spider-Man was the theme. I haven't sprung it on her yet, but she will go crazy! Fingers crossed it all works out."

Not to race bait, but while many speculate that the villain standing in The Lizard's jail cell at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man. is, in fact, Electro, it must be noted that this shadowy character is clearly a caucasian male. They did not go back and correct this on the Blu-ray that was released last week. This either means that the villain isn't Electro, or that they will be correcting this with CGI somewhere down the road. The timeline of the home video release and the news of this casting seems to indicate they knew what they were doing, though... So don't be surprised to find out there is another villain in the mix here.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014.

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  • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

    @ROFLitschristian Nope. Just disagreement

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    • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus Well you sure are acting like it.

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      • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

        @ROFLitschristian Never said you couldn't

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        • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

          @bawnian-dexeus I'm sorry. Can I not have an opinion? ...

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          • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

            @bawnian-dexeus Lizard could at least be seen as frightening. Electro is just so... silly.

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            • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

              @ROFLitschristian And Lizard wasn't? How is he the exception?

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              • fanboy • 3 years ago

                @therealGoku I realize that, I just like them to stick to the comics as much as possible. I dont care about race, just he dosnt seen like he would fit in a comic book universe as a actor. And his passion to play the part is non existent, other than just making his daughter happy.

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                • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                  I would like to see Electro in the next film, it would be nice to see other Spiderman villians in the films. Villians like Hobgoblin, Jackal, Kraven the Hunter, Vulture, Carnage, they all could be cool to see. I still wanna see Green Goblin and Doc Ock in the series

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                  • the-crow2k • 3 years ago

                    It's like they're doing everything in their power to make this series to suck even more.

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                    • jmp • 3 years ago

                      This is going to be very interesting cant wait to see it

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                      • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                        Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of Foxx. But nothing about this screams "fantastic sequel." He's too serious of an actor for something like this. Plus, Electro is so far over the top that placing him in this world will bring nothing but laughs. Remember Sandman?

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                        • narrator • 3 years ago

                          That actually made me "lol" a bit, @bawnian-dexeus. Cudos.

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                          • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                            He may be a good pick. I think if they go with the Max Dillon version found in The Gauntlet arc, they can take away a lot of the cheesiness from the character.

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                            • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                              I think he would be good for another character however he's been confirmed as Electo. A certain someone that helps spidey once in a while.

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                              • Damian-Ponce • 3 years ago

                                Noooo !!!! Please

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                                • therealGoku • 3 years ago

                                  @fanboy they've done this time and time again. Bane runs off venom but that wasn't a problem for the latest batman movie. They change characters all the time. Or is the problem for you about race??? -___-

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                                  • therealGoku • 3 years ago

                                    I don't mind seeing Jamie foxx as electro at all but my question is will that be enough for a villain? I kinda feel like we need more

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                                    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                      Electro is this year's Heimdall

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                                      • dowhatwedo • 3 years ago

                                        there will clearly be a secondary villain in the second installment. They are currently searching to cast Harry Osbourne, and i feel like the Osbourne's will have a puppeteer type role in TASM2 Setting up the Goblin as the main villain in the 3rd... just my opinion though

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