Marc Webb’s just released the first photo of Jamie Foxx as the lightning hurling villain Electro in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, and I must say, the Oscar winning thespian’s seen better days. Between the sheepish combover, those ‘Weird Science‘ style glasses, and an obvious obsession with with our favorite wall crawler (check out those Japanese posters on the wall… or at least, I think they’re Japanese), Foxx has completely transformed into the loser-ish Max Dillon, aka Electro.
Check out the picture below:
Ooof… did anyone else cringe a bit? I hope Director Marc Webb will ham the role up with the tired “semi-autistic/anti-social scientist” trope? While that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, I’d much prefer if Foxx delivered an altogether original performance, instead of something we’ve seen in movies past.
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.