The Amazing Spider-Man 2 villain news

News Simon Brew 2 Nov 2012 - 06:25

It looks like Electro will be Andrew Garfield's foe in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And Jamie Foxx will be playing him...

Heading into cinemas the year after next is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the follow-up to the commercially successful reboot of the webslinger. It's a two year gap between films, and that means returning director Marc Webb is working hard to put the blocks of his new film together. Crucially, it looks like he's got his villain.

Variety broke the news that Electro is likely to be the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and that Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is the man in talks to play him. Any doubt was then seemingly removed by Marc Webb at a press event to push the DVD and Blu-ray release of the first film.

He told reporters that "I think Jamie Foxx is electrifying", going on to praise him as a actor, and declare that "I would love to work with him and you'll be hearing more on that shortly, I'm sure". Thus, while he didn't outright confirm the news, he did pretty much everything but.

Webb also hinted that he could spread his wings more with the second film. "In the first movie, I still had to honour some of the elements of the origin story", he said. "But I also wanted to redefine the context of it because I'm building a different universe than what we've seen before".

He added that "Now, as we're approaching the sequel, it's really exciting because I feel quite liberated. I have a universe that's my own. I don't have an obligation to the origin story. It's pretty fun and exciting and I can dig deeper into the parents".

We'll have more on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due in the summer of 2014, as we get it.

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please lead in to a Sinister Six arc!!

Boo! PC crap

Was the fact that he was white in the comic actually integral to his character? If not, then anyone could play him.

Simple as that.

"It's pretty fun and exciting and I can dig deeper into the parents". Oh joy - because that's what's interesting about Spider-man.

Kind of in the comics Electros father is the Red Skull a paid up card carrying nazi

Cool. Foxx is a good actor. Looking forward to seeing what he can do.

No, in the 90s Animated show he was Red Skull's son. The comics' Electro (both 616 and Ultimate) has practically nothing to do with Red Skull.

That could be said about nearly any character in a comics. It's irrelevant either way as this is just a cynical alteration for moneys sake as it will appeal to a wider US demographic and thus rake in more cash at the box office.

Jamie Foxx? No thanks.

Apart from Collateral, are any of his films decent? He has a big resume but apart from Miami vice which I know he was in (yet never saw) I can't say I know any film he's been in, yet he's pretty famous?

The biopic of Ray Charles was very good.

Or, that he's a good actor? Like as in Collateral and Ray good?

A mystery/thriller " law abiding citizen" he was good in my opinion. The movie "Jarhead" he was very good in. A lot of people seemed to like "the Kingdom" but I haven't seen it. So he has been around.

Collateral was fantastic. I sit down and watch that over again now and then.

Exactly! They based the appearance of Ultimate-universe Nick Fury on Samuel L Jackson so that they could make him a clear option for any films. Which paid of beautifully. Sammy J leaves Hasselhoff's Fury in the dirt and Hasselhoff's appearance is certainly closer to the original character. Surely we live in a world where race is becoming less of an issue and characters can easily transcend racial groups across different interpretations? It didn't matter that Samuel L Jackson was black. It mattered that he was a great actor. The same can be said for Jamie Foxx without a doubt!

I never realised that it was only the TV show ... learn summut new every day

oh no i was hoping for crime master or Gog to be the villain

I remember that. I loved the 90s Spider-man animated show but having Electro as the Red Skull's son was a really strange plot twist. I think the show was going a bit down hill at that point.

Don't forget about the Circus of Crime lead by villainous Ringmaster.

it's a shame marvel/disney don't have spiderman :(

It's interesting that Hollywood casting agents are seemingly breaking stereotypes and boundaries with established character's race. Coming up, we appear to have Jaime Foxx in the role of Electro, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White in the upcoming Superman movie. Well done, Hollywood. So...why are you only casting villains and ancillary characters with black actors?

As liberal and free thinking as we like to believe we are, there'd be such a back lash if they cast a black actor as Superman, James Bond or Spiderman. Casting black actors as what are essentially 'characters where race isn't exclusive to their formation or perception' is pretty racist and seems as archaic a concept as the racial issue they're trying desperately to avoid.

Oh and Michael Clarke Duncan (R.I.P) as Kingpin in Daredevil

Oh man, okay, I'm all for the casting choice, there's no reason he won't do a great job, but this is seriously falling into the trope of black comic characters that either have "Black" in their name or Electricity powers. Yeesh. I think Foxx being such a star would make a much better Mysterio! Imagine Mysterio singing! :D


Could it be possible that he plays Joseph Robbie Robertson and the Buggle is part of this one and not the he's electro? Just a thought.

I was hoping for Mysterio (My personal favourite) But that'll do I guess...

ultimate universe electro I take it? do would that mean his parents are scientists/spies working for shield?

electro is African American in the ultimate universe just like nick fury

I want Electro action figure toys for the movie.

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