Actor Jamie Foxx will reportedly
star as super villain Electro in the new The Amazing
Spider-Man 2 movie.
It is said that Foxx has been approached to play the villain but he is still in early talks with Sony Pictures.
The Oscar-winning Ray actor added fuel to his casting report by tweeting, "Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well."
Though Foxx hasn't been confirmed for the part, director Marc Webb made a comment on the actor's possible involvement in the Spidey film, reported Variety.
"I think Jamie Foxx is electrifying. I think he is one of the best actors around today. He's such a great character actor and he's a really brilliant guy. I would love to work with him and you'll be hearing more on that shortly, I'm sure," he said.
Of Electro himself, Webb says, "I like Electro. I'm fascinated by Norman Osborn and the different inflections of him. And Harry. Mary Jane and Gwen are always interesting to me."
Electro, the antagonist is also known as Max Dillon. He gains the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning while working on a power line. The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 9, which was published in February 1964.
The upcoming Spidey sequel will bring back Webb as the director. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will also return as Peter and his first love Gwen Stacy respectively.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will make its way out onto the US cinemas on May 2, 2014.