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