Jamie Foxx Shares How He Surprised Daughter With THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Casting

Given that his daughter is a huge Spidey fan, Django Unchained actor Jamie Foxx found a special way to break the news to her that he'll be going up against the webhead in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 12/12/2012
Amid early negotiations to play Maxwell "Max" Dillon AKA Electro, actor Jamie Foxx shared how he couldn't wait to break the news to his 4-year-old daughter, who happens to be a Webhead fanatic. And now that the Academy Award-winning actor has officially joined The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, Foxx explained to Access Hollywood at the Django Unchained premiere:

”[She] dressed as Spider-Man for Halloween and had a Spider-Man jumper. Yesterday, I took her to the set, she didn’t know [that I had been cast], and she says, ‘What is this?’ I said, ‘Daddy’s going to be in ‘Spiderman.’’ She asked me, ‘Is Spider-Man going to beat you up?’ and I said, ‘I don’t know. She says, ‘Good,.’ [The role] is an amazing ride. So, it’s humbling and just a lot of fun.”

The next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley. The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. The untitled new film in the Spider-Man saga is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. Production will begin in early 2013 in New York.



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BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 12/12/2012, 12:19 PM
How Unpredictable
jazzman - 12/12/2012, 12:22 PM
u know they paid Jamie Foxx much more then the other cast LOL
GoILL - 12/12/2012, 12:23 PM
@BrotherStarkofMABMindz

0bstreperous - 12/12/2012, 12:24 PM
im black and i do not jump out of my seat and go " cool he looks like me, that's relatable "

the same goes for miles morales i do not read those comic i like bendis' work but i cant see how anyone can read that after loeb shit and came on the ultimate universe at the same time

marvel is guilty for equating blacks to hispanics to gays ala astonishing x-men 51 basically all minorites are "special" and it is an accomplishment for them just to be acknowledged i hate pandering

sam jackson is cool in ultimates though
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 12/12/2012, 12:46 PM
She dressed up for Halloween as Spider-man, did she? Just wait till she finds out Peter sold his soul to the Devil and aborted his kid...
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 12/12/2012, 12:48 PM
I still can't believe Jamie Foxx took this role, he is better than this. RDJ got Iron Man & Jamie Foxx got Electro? Marc Webb's got dirt on him.
HelaGood - 12/12/2012, 12:53 PM
so they started filming already?
CherryBomb - 12/12/2012, 12:56 PM
Definitely the most surprising casting announcement of 2012.
Maybe it'll pay off!
We'll have to see
kevberg - 12/12/2012, 12:58 PM
Wonder if he told her about the hilarious jokes he made on the radio about raping miley cyrus when she was still a child actor...hilarious...
bigkev12 - 12/12/2012, 1:03 PM
I don't watch Foxx's films I won't give money to racist bullies like this clown, who advocates rape and violence of under age girls.
Alphaman06 - 12/12/2012, 1:12 PM
You guys are hilarious you complain and say that you won't support Jamie Foxx but I bet you all will go and pay tickets to go see that movie. There are countless other celebrities that have did things worse thats in comic book movies but you still support them. Calm the hell down and I wil see you at the theater
Nevermender - 12/12/2012, 1:14 PM
What was Jaimie Foxx in that was good again?
batesmotel - 12/12/2012, 1:18 PM
Thats it....the movie is ruined
Gigacrusher45 - 12/12/2012, 1:20 PM
You know what... he's a great actor... but I just don't see him in the role. I can't imagine him as the psycho crazy Electro but hopefully he proves me wrong.
SpideyMan123 - 12/12/2012, 1:23 PM
@alphaman06 *high five*
santoanderson - 12/12/2012, 1:23 PM
This guy's career has been in a slump for the past few years, ever since "Stealth" came out. I hear Django Unchained is good, though.
Googs - 12/12/2012, 1:23 PM
@nevermender - collateral, Ali, Ray, Django unchained, the soloist, and jarhead are a few.

that being said, I dont think this is a debate about whether Jamie is a good actor, he can be, but its whether electro is a good character, and a good fit for his specific style of acting. hopefully he doesn't let his daughter down.
ellispart3 - 12/12/2012, 1:31 PM
good luck to foxx, but i had my heart set on ben foster playing electro
Preston - 12/12/2012, 1:33 PM

Jamie Foxx (born: Eric Marlon Bishop) can do one h#ll of a Ray Charles interpretation:






@Nevermender
He is a good actor. He was in Collateral (2004) and Ray (2004). He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ray Charles.

I think that he would make a fine Electro.

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NorrinRaddical - 12/12/2012, 1:35 PM
0bstreperous: well said, especially on the pandering. Are people supposed to say "thank you" or something? Just write me a good story, I'll check it out.

glasspleiades: yeah, it's silly to doom a movie sight unseen. It's funny, because a few movies you named aren't very good, but I don't doubt his abilities as an actor. I want to know there's a good script and a good director!

Let's just hope it's a good film. I don't imagine there was a lot of jumping for joy over Alfred Molina either.
Spideyguy94 - 12/12/2012, 1:42 PM
To be honest Sony wouldn't sign on a really big star like Jamie foxx to play electro unless they are going to do something with him, I think they'll change him up a bit like they did with doc ock in spider-man 2.
Shamo - 12/12/2012, 1:47 PM
hell yeah, we in here! do it Jamie!
Niem8211 - 12/12/2012, 2:08 PM
CharacterAssassin - 12/12/2012, 2:11 PM
Before filming, please fire who ever gone done his ridiculouls edging on his forehead.
scapegoatjones - 12/12/2012, 2:11 PM
I'm sure that Foxx will do fine with the role.
I just don't take him seriously as an actor. I don't care how many awards he wins for churched up versions of his In Living Color roles.

When I see him portrait Ray Charles it just seems like a joke to me.
It's really no different than my inability to take Jim Carrey seriously.
Jollem - 12/12/2012, 2:25 PM
yeah, ben kingsley is a good actor. i'm sure he'll do just fine as the mandarin :)
santoanderson - 12/12/2012, 2:29 PM
I hope this version of Electro doesn't at all resemble Raimi's Sandman; AKA "I'm a criminal, but I'm still a good guy just doing all these bad things (including killing Peter's Uncle) because my daughter is sick."
superbatspiderman - 12/12/2012, 2:29 PM
Not my first choice but whatever. He will probably do fine. Foxx is a good actor.
CrimsonArk - 12/12/2012, 2:31 PM
Wow, there are some bitter ass people in here.
Let's just be honest, some people are going to b*tch or sh*t talk this movie no matter what they do. Criticize whatever actor is chosen and sh*t on their achievements just so they can convince themselves this movie will fail.
Why the hell are people so bitter towards a MOVIE.
It's a f**king MOVIE. Why do you want a movie to fail so badly?
People are going to put months of their lives into this, lots of sweat and heart, and some of you just want to condemn it all because of some shallow/pathetic grudge?
TheFirstAvenger97 - 12/12/2012, 2:33 PM
Do we really care about this?
CrimsonArk - 12/12/2012, 2:36 PM
@ Obstre
Why does it matter if Electro is black or white?
I find it funny that some people constantly bring that point up, while also saying Electro isn't all that important. If he is sort of insignificant and not very well known, then why does it matter if he's black? Spider-Man has only fought white guys in all of his movies, and he doesn't have very many black villians. It's something different, you know, what people say they want? Something different.
astromerc - 12/12/2012, 2:41 PM
Jamie Foxx is a great actor I really don't care that he is a black man playing a white character. Weird, but I will wait and see. Besides what will make or break this will be the writing and the director.

@kevberg Okay you say you are not racists right? Who are the black male actors you do like ? Because all I see here on CBM are the ones that you hate. Which makes people a bit suspicious.... And if you say Bill Cosby or Eddie Murphy. Stop yourself they don't count...lol.
flames809 - 12/12/2012, 2:51 PM
im really glad for this casting, its out of left field. great actor, and he will proof all he haters wrong. The same way anne did with her catwomen portray. Stop hating on the actor he's great and his color. The color does not make the character good or bad just the story and performance!!
Jollem - 12/12/2012, 2:52 PM
flames809 - 12/12/2012, 2:53 PM
i wouldnt even mind if superman or batman were played by a great black actor... I hope that superman in the future gets play by a black actor since he is an alien, so he can be any color not just white. and still live in a farm with a whte family.
Luminus - 12/12/2012, 2:56 PM
To all the people claiming that this is pandering and callously insulting Foxx: You claim it's the character (just write a good story), not the color of his skin, but that's the exact thing you're complaining about. Foxx is an Acadamy Award winner, and because he's playing a part normally played by a white guy, you suddenly don't recognize his acting ability. There's a word for that and I'll let you figure it out.

Now, I'm not dense. I understand that people associate a character to a certain look. I get that, but this slavish dedication to a character's skin color solely for the sake of skin color is ridiculous. I could see if Electro was culturally white. I mean, if Fox plays Electro like 2Pac's Juice character, then we have a problem. But if he plays him without the stereotypical black male personality, what's the problem? Do you think Electro is going to be walking around in baggy clothes and calling people the "n" word? "Yo, #$itch, I'm Electro, so give me all your money or I'll shock you to death. Word to God." lol.

Someone brought up Foxx's comedy act and how it was racist and included child rape or whatever. I can't speak to that, because I don't know what you're talking about, nor am I concerned about it, because comedy gets a wide girth. I've heard all variety of comedians say extremely risque things. That's what they do. Now, if you're saying Foxx behaves like this outside of the comedy arena, then you have something, but that's not what you're saying, is it?

What exactly is it about Electro that another actor with a different skin tone can't portray other than he has a different skin tone, anyway? Can a guy who looks like Powder play Electro or is that skin tone too white for you? How about if Peter Parker had tanned skin (I didn't say black); is that a problem? I suggest you re-evaluate your arguments and take a look at it from the outside of your emotional baggage.
HavocPrime - 12/12/2012, 3:00 PM
Can we wait first until we actually see some footage before writing it off, who am I kidding, this is CBM we hate everything.
fanboy03191 - 12/12/2012, 3:05 PM
Well, this is just a step backwards where with series a huge step forward is needed... Man, I had such hopes for this movie.
vtopa - 12/12/2012, 3:05 PM
Kinda nervous about how they are going to portray him...but I trust Jamie Foxx. He's a very talented person.
ricko8687 - 12/12/2012, 3:14 PM
The man is an academy award winner so he has some acting chops , give the man a chance remember the discord when Daniel Craig was announced to be the new bond and look how that turned out so wait until you see before you judge.
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