“That’s right, Spider-Man, you ain’t the only one with two bitches. Wazzup?”
When news broke that Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, it was rumored at the time that Electro would be the main villain which is apparently the case because it’s going to be Jamie Foxx. Via Variety:
Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ seems to be coming together faster than expected, as sources tell Variety the studio is in early talks with Jamie Foxx to play the villain in the movie.
Sources also told Variety that Foxx would play Electro, and Foxx later tweeted, “Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well.”
Electro is the alter ego of Max Dillon, an enemy of Spider-Man who gains the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning. Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the character first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man #9″ in February 1964.
Of course, the hilarious part is going to be watching white supremacists throw a hissy fit that another comic book character has been recast as a black guy even though up until this exact moment, absolutely no one gave a shit about Electro because he sucks. Which says more about Sony being horrible racists for making Jamie Foxx play him than anything else. “Go shuck and jive Spider-Man, boy,” they probably said before making him drive them to the Piggly Wiggly, those sick bastards.
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