Jamie Foxx In Talks To Play Electro in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Sequel!

Jamie Foxx In Talks To Play Electro in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Sequel!

Variety just dropped this bombshell: Apparrently Django Unchained actor Jamie Foxx is in "early talks" to suit up as Electro in Marc Webb's sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. Details aside from that are sparse, but read on for what we have..

It seems we can now stop referring to Electro as being "rumored" to be the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as according to Variety, Sony are meeting with actors to play the role. One such actor - who although the site say is only in early talks, seems to be a shoe-in - is Jamie Foxx, next to be seen as the titular character in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. They don't have much more info on it, but word round the campfire (Latino Review) is that Homeland actor Damien Lewis was also up for the role at one point.

Oh, and there is this Tweet from the man himself of course..

Marc Webb is set to return to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Sony and Columbia, with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone returning as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy, and Shailene Woodley looking likely to play a young Mary Jane Watson. More on the Foxx casting as we have it.

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ManOfKrypton - 11/1/2012, 12:10 PM
Great news - very inspired casting. If they pull this off I have great hope for the next installment!!
TimL - 11/1/2012, 12:11 PM
Bring it on.
NerdyGeek - 11/1/2012, 12:13 PM
Okay, I can deal with this. Don't have a problem with the casting, to be honest.

Just, it came out of nowhere, ha.
GuardianAngel - 11/1/2012, 12:14 PM
Theunderdog - 11/1/2012, 12:16 PM
yeah what isn't supposed Electro to be white?
GoILL - 11/1/2012, 12:24 PM
Oh shit this isn't true to the "source material" some dudes will be pissed, lol.
Rhys - 11/1/2012, 12:25 PM

I have no problem with changing a character's race (when done well), nor do I have a problem with Jamie Foxx, but...seriously? He doesn't feel like Electro. AT ALL.

This is a weird ass casting choice...we'll just have to see where this goes.
Reasonnnn - 11/1/2012, 12:25 PM
I like the way you die boy.
fceeviper - 11/1/2012, 12:26 PM
Oh no, you did not shoot that green sheit at me?!
HarryOsbournesFathersGlider - 11/1/2012, 12:26 PM
Jamie Foxx on Twitter: Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well.
SageMode - 11/1/2012, 12:26 PM
Jamie Foxx as Electro? What the [frick]? Smh.......

Yeah hes a great actor, but damn man.......

I hope they chose someone else.
johnnysnow - 11/1/2012, 12:26 PM
I'm all for color-blind casting, but Damian Lewis is the way to go.
TonyChu - 11/1/2012, 12:28 PM
How about he just be Black Lightning in an Outsiders movie instead.
NerdyGeek - 11/1/2012, 12:29 PM
Yeah, he's not "in talks", he pretty much confirmed it on Twitter!

GoILL - 11/1/2012, 12:30 PM

Oh shit.
JordanKing - 11/1/2012, 12:30 PM
jimpinto24 - 11/1/2012, 12:32 PM
Damien Lewis would be better as Elektro instead of Jamie Foxx!!!??? WTF??? That horrible casting!!!!
Spideyguy94 - 11/1/2012, 12:34 PM
I'm not sure about this, yes he is a great actor and all but he doesn't scream electro to me he's too old, when I think electro I think a guy around late 20's early 30's the dudes 44, very strange casting decision but we'll see what happens
SuperDude001 - 11/1/2012, 12:37 PM
I'm fine with Foxx, and I'm fine with race change, but in the after credits scene it pretty much seemed like Electro...but he was white so...that wasn't Electro? Who the frick was it then??
StrangerX - 11/1/2012, 12:39 PM
CapistheMan - 11/1/2012, 12:41 PM
No. Just no. Big fan of Foxx and don't care at all about the race change but he is def not Electro. He's not villain material period. And ya he would've been a great replacement for Terrence Howard as Rhodey. Better than Don Cheadle anyway.
JDUKE25 - 11/1/2012, 12:41 PM

The sequel is starting to sound like crap.
DemonicJoker666 - 11/1/2012, 12:46 PM
ummmm....last i checked, he want white
Canon108 - 11/1/2012, 12:46 PM
I'd rather see them experiment with casting of secondary characters than go out of their way and change a flag ship character with 50+ years of history behind them...I'm sure a lot of people will be able to tell the character I'm referring to, lol
myparentsaredead - 11/1/2012, 12:47 PM
This is so random... But, hey, when Foxx tries, he delivers big-time. This could be interesting, though I always imagined Electro to be younger.
PaulRom - 11/1/2012, 12:49 PM
Very unexpected choice. I'm fine with it though, since Foxx is a solid actor.
KaneVonDoom - 11/1/2012, 12:49 PM
I could care less about any race change for a character like Electro but, Jamie Foxx? He's a good actor but he doesn't make sense for a character like Electro.

Unless it was just his Halloween costume.
elcaballerooscuro92 - 11/1/2012, 12:49 PM
damian lewis is better suited for hush
BruceLeroy - 11/1/2012, 12:49 PM
He's a damn good actor. I really can't say if this is a good thing or not.
JorLBola - 11/1/2012, 12:50 PM
Electro is a black guy in the ultimate spider man universe right?
I guess Its Ok... I alway thought that Electro would be a great villain for a movie :)
0ptimusCrime - 11/1/2012, 12:50 PM
He was Dressed as Electro for Halloween.....does that means he wil play Electro in TASM 2, in that Case... I was dressed as Venom!!! Sony, did you read this?
wolverinesfury - 11/1/2012, 12:51 PM
JoshWilding - 11/1/2012, 12:51 PM
Fantastic actor and I can't wait to see him as Electro. It would be awesome if Lewis signed up to play Norman Osborn!
Duskbyday - 11/1/2012, 12:51 PM
...Well that was unexpected.

I'll wait and see how Foxx is as Electro, but the after credits for ASM is a bit odd. If the guy at the end wasn't Electro, then who was it. And how did he escape?
jj72 - 11/1/2012, 12:53 PM
Personally I think he has some great acting skills however I can't see him as Electro. I'd like to see some other candidates first.
Funsize - 11/1/2012, 12:53 PM
Weird casting choice but cool villain
BackwardGalaxy - 11/1/2012, 12:53 PM
Looks like I'll be skipping part 2.
TheStranger - 11/1/2012, 12:53 PM
villain001 - 11/1/2012, 12:54 PM
out of all the characters he could play he picks Electro? Such a talented actor SMH
tron21full - 11/1/2012, 12:54 PM
Ultimate electro is black and amazing universe verse is white
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