TASM 2: Marc Webb Comments On Jamie Foxx/Electro Casting

Although it seems to be a sure thing, we are still not certain that the villain role of Electro in the Amazing Spider-Man sequel is Foxx's. Director Marc Webb doesn't exactly confirm it, but praises the actor and calls him "electrifying"..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 11/1/2012
When Jamie Fox posted that he had dressed as Spider-Man villain Electro on his Twitter last night, nobody seemed to pay much attention. But today when Variety revealed that the Django Unchained actor was in talks to play the character in the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, that was a different story! Although thsi hasn't been offcially confirmed, and is definitely an outside the box casting choice, nobody should have any reason to doubt Variety's sources. That being said, something official from someone actually involved in the production would be nice - how about director Marc Webb?



While speaking to Fandango about the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of TASM, Webb was quizzed about the casting. Here is an excerpt from their report..

“What?!” Webb replied when I asked him about the casting news. The director made it clear he was feigning ignorance, and followed up with a very political (yet calculatedly non-committal) answer.

“Look, Jamie Foxx is a genius actor, and I think he’s electrifying. That’s my standard quote right now,” Webb told me, with a laugh. “But I think he’s a brilliant actor. From his work back in In Living Color to Ray to what he did in Ali, he’s just one of the great character actors of our generation.”


What do you guys make of that? Sound off below. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a May 2, 2014 release date.









Source: Fandango.com
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UrichLeeds - 11/1/2012, 4:20 PM
Marc Webb in charge of being a tease.
JordanKing - 11/1/2012, 4:23 PM
Notice how he said approximately zilch about why he's a good fit for Electro.
Berserk - 11/1/2012, 4:32 PM
At least he can speak about this outbreaking news.
Berserk - 11/1/2012, 4:40 PM
But the guy knows alot of stuff about Foxx....mhm, mhm.

Still wouldn't recommend Foxx as Electro..
jazzman - 11/1/2012, 4:41 PM
Foxx is a great actor to bad he was never cast as War Machine him and RDJ would of been epic.

but this rumor casting does sound funny every black super powered person have electric powers i.e. Static and Black Lightning
SolidSnake007 - 11/1/2012, 4:45 PM
I didn't know Black Lightning was a Spiderman villain... haha. On a side note I think he could do a good job, maybe bring a little depth to the character instead of being very 2 dimensional in the comics.
nld3 - 11/1/2012, 4:46 PM
Its in case they can't sign him.
Thythoutrust - 11/1/2012, 4:47 PM
Never been a big fan of electro. I find that his stories are all generally the same. Hell, I bet you the story will end in a power plant.
jimpinto24 - 11/1/2012, 4:47 PM
Jamie Foxx is a good actor, but not right for the role as Elektro! That would be bad casting! Only time will tell with TASM2?
Hero020200 - 11/1/2012, 4:51 PM
He used thew word 'electrifying' we now know theres a possibility of him portraying Electro. Brains people.
JDUKE25 - 11/1/2012, 4:56 PM
Please don't go with the Ultimate look...... It sucks.

Hopefully there will be two villains. Electro as the main antagonist for the whole movie will not hold my interest. There's gotta be someone else involved, it can't just be electricity electricity electricity. Cool for at first sure, but it will get old after a while.


They have to introduce MJ, JJ and Harry for sure this time.
JDUKE25 - 11/1/2012, 5:03 PM
When is the poll asking "what do you think about Jamie Foxx being up for the role of Electro?" coming out?
ThePowerCosmic - 11/1/2012, 5:07 PM
He would be so cheesy in this role. Please dont do this.
CrimsonArk - 11/1/2012, 5:07 PM
They will be going with a new look and probably new origin for Electro of course.
Because be honest, TASM version of Electro is just laughable.
His costume for instance, woud look terrible in a live action setting.
Of course people will still whine about them changinging his look anyway, because there always has to be something to whine about.
Second, his origin. Getting struck by lightning while climbing a telephone pole might have been passable back in the early 60s, but in the 2010s that's just straight up lame.
So basically people, be prepared for a new look and a new origin, possibly leaning a little more towards the Ultimate comics (origin wise, maybe not the character itself), because it makes the most sense in the movie universe.
M3T4LL0 - 11/1/2012, 5:08 PM
Nope, nope, and nope.
CrimsonArk - 11/1/2012, 5:08 PM
@ ThePowerCosmic
Uh, Electro is already one of Spidey's cheesiest villians...
CrimsonArk - 11/1/2012, 5:09 PM
I'm sure people would say whatever actor was in the running is a "horrible" actor.
Adriel - 11/1/2012, 5:11 PM
So this is no longer a rumor, just hope he is not the main villain, I think he doesn't have potential for that, well, maybe, but he is not a "smart villain" like Dr.Octopus or Kraven, Electro is more muscles like Sandman and Rhino. About the actor, first thing in my head was "WHAT THE [frick]?", but now, thinking better, maybe is a good choice, but I can't imagine Jamie Foxx in a yellow and green suit, because of this I think that he will look like more the Ultimate version.
MisterMagurlypse - 11/1/2012, 5:12 PM
Yes, yes & frick yes
devil - 11/1/2012, 5:14 PM
who cares about the new spiderman movies
ElGenerico - 11/1/2012, 5:14 PM
The clip seemed more like MYSTERIO them Electro and it was an old white man not Mr. Fox so it doesn't add up unless both villains come out but I'm not very fond of him playing Electro actually not even in the series period!
CoolantTech - 11/1/2012, 5:15 PM
The casting choice is so out-of-the-box-left-field that it might actually work
AC1 - 11/1/2012, 5:15 PM
The Amazing Spider-Man's facebook page also posted a screenshot of Jamie's tweet about Electro with a cryptic caption about it being an interesting costume choice. Seems like they're really enjoying teasing everyone at the moment. Not sure if it's the official facebook page, but it seems like it is.
MisterMagurlypse - 11/1/2012, 5:16 PM
You said it @CrimsonArk
CoolantTech - 11/1/2012, 5:21 PM
@drax94 I can see you generally don't like black people... Electro, Heimdall, let me guess... You didn't like Duncan as Kingpin either (God rest his soul)
novaprime - 11/1/2012, 5:21 PM
This Series Doesnt look so good..i wish it luck thoe
BIANCONERI - 11/1/2012, 5:21 PM
There's obviously too much here for it to mean nothing! He has be in serious talks for the role.

And yes please more than Electro for the villains
TrueRedBlue - 11/1/2012, 5:25 PM
Just downloaded TASM on iTunes and rewatched it. Forgot how great it really was! I mean, it had its issues, but overall, it was really great. Can't wait to see what Webb and Garfield have next.
soberchimera - 11/1/2012, 5:26 PM
[frick] you Marc Webb.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 11/1/2012, 5:28 PM
this would be pretty cool
Facade - 11/1/2012, 5:34 PM
I could careless as long as they get the costume right.
Ranger14 - 11/1/2012, 5:37 PM
"Foxx is an horrible actor, and have nothing to do with Electro"

*face palm*

One word for you....Ray

Another one...Collateral
iJackSparrow - 11/1/2012, 5:42 PM
AWESOME news. Now I'm gonna party like Jack Sparrow with my beloved malady. What a great way of starting a holiday. Happy Halloween everyone!
JDUKE25 - 11/1/2012, 5:44 PM
@Nomis agreed, he would make a better Robbie.
RaleighAntrobus - 11/1/2012, 5:45 PM
I won't watch another live-acton Spider-Man anything unless it's under the shingle of Marvel Studios... I suggest REAL FANS do the same.
WeaponX7785 - 11/1/2012, 5:47 PM
I'm not a racist but I am so tired of Hollywood changing the race of characters! It's bad enough that they change origins, Kingpin was white not black, Catwoman (granted there was a black one in one of the tv movies) but in the comic she is white and in the movie shes black (and that movie sucked), and now they want to make Electro black. WHY????? Stop changing what is Hollywood. If it works don't change it!!!
soberchimera - 11/1/2012, 5:47 PM
maybe he'll look like this so we don't have to see the blackety blackness of his face.
Tufasrox - 11/1/2012, 5:49 PM
Crap movie. Just get Michael Bay to direct it next and we're done.
DarkArts - 11/1/2012, 5:57 PM
What a drop in relevance. One day we're getting Star Wars 7 stories the next day Jamie Foxx?
mattattack - 11/1/2012, 6:14 PM
Just please make a better film than TASM. It was pretty weak. Better than Spider-Man 3? Sure but that's not saying a lot.
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