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
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
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.