Jamie Foxx to play as Electro in new ‘Spider-Man’ movie

Jamie Foxx is in talks to reprise his villain role ‘Electro’ in the new Spider-Man movie. Fans expect the deal to bring Jamie Foxx’s role to the third Marvel Spider-Man movie of Tom Holland.

Jamie Foxx remains one of Hollywood’s bankable stars, with many critically acclaimed movies under his belt. He played iconic roles in movies such as Ray (2004), Collateral (2004), Django Unchained (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Annie (2014), Baby Driver (2017), and Just Mercy (2019). These movies placed him as one among the stars of Hollywood in recent years. He has also produced some hit music albums in his career.

The breaking point of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was supposed to be the one to set up Sony’s Spider-Man cinematic universe. Unsurprisingly, it failed miserably. The movie only grossed $709 million worldwide, which wasn’t enough to warrant all the sequels and spin-offs that Sony had jumped the gun on rushing into development. The movie has the title of the lowest-grossing Spider-Man movie of all time.

This movie was also the last Spider-Man movie for Andrew Garfield, and due to its slump in the box office, Marvel and Sony signed a deal to split the franchise into two. Marvel had to produce two movies with Tom Holland, which proved successful.

Jamie Foxx played the role of ‘Electro’ in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie in 2014. It was the sequel to the 2012 release. He played an Oscorp engineer who accidentally became a man with powers by an industrial accident. The film had an ensemble cast including Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx, and was directed by Marc Webb.

Plan for a multiverse?

Fans expect that Jamie Foxx is in final talks to play ‘Electro’ in the third Marvel Spider-Man movie. The deal for the movie is in words, according to sources. Marvel is looking to incorporate elements from the previous Spider-Man movie franchises of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

Last year, fans saw JK Simmons returning to his role, J. Jonah Jameson, from the first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man franchise. The return of Electro to the Marvel Cinematic Universe might pave the way for a live-action Spider-Man Multiverse movie.

Marvel has brought in H. Jon watts to direct this sequel too. The production house initially announced the date for release on November 5, 2021, and later postponed it to December 17, 2021. But given the ongoing pandemic, that could change in the coming months, and fans are still expecting the release date to move further.

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