Jamie Foxx Is Going To Be Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Sequel

November 2nd, 2012 // 23 Comments
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“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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  1. You’re right. Nobody gives a fuck about Electro. I want to see them make a new Venom. They didn’t give him enough time to shine in Spider-Man 3.

    They better give Venom the right treatment. Make him the main villain. He doesn’t need any help. Fuck Sandman. Get Tom Hardy to play Venom. He’s got the figure.. Only thing better than that would be Carnage.

  2. Deacon Jones

    Wait a second, there was a Spider Man 3?

    After spending my early teens devouring Amazing Spiderman during Todd mcFarlane’s era, am I the only one who feels like he’s getting kicked in the nuts with this cheeseball movies and actors?

    Spiderman was dark, conflicted. He wasn’t some fucking limp-wristed Apple hipster fighting Jamie Foxx.

    Fuck these guys! If you want to make a SpiderMan movie, do it “Sin City” style. This is like when they cast Arnold as fucking Mr Freeze, what a joke

    • Dude, this is precisely why I couldn’t give two shits about any of these comic book movies they’re making (Sin City is the exception to the rule). The people who actually read the comics are the minority (read: smaller box office take), ergo, they don’t give a shit about what we think. Their goal is to make a movie that’s flashy with lots of 3D and explosions and witty one-liners, and take that to the bank. But to be fair, before the recent glut of comic book movies, they were looting and pillaging literary classics the same way, so their modus operandi hasn’t exactly changed.

      • I can’t stand the geeking over Sin City.

        SIN CITY SUCKED ASS, TOO.

        And if you want to throw down over this, Iveski, come to that Zumba convention with me next year where the hot fitness chicks fight over the limited supply of mediocre man, and we’ll throw down. (Winner gets laid, but the loser gets laid, too.)

  3. Maybe he’s white BEFORE he gets hit by lightning?

  4. Jerkbox

    Here we go, Hollywood again crushing my child hood memories. Now we’re to the point where we have to go out of our way to cast black actors, just so we don’t look racist, awesome. How about this….FOLLOW THE FUCKING COMIC BOOK. If the hero/villain was black- cast a black actor, white- cast a white actor. Go make a fucking Static Shock movie if you want a black actor as an electricity filled character. Plus, Electro was a shitty villain, Ooooooo Electricity! May as well put Shocker in there too. Let’s do a interesting Villain with story, background, and someone that deserves a redemption (thanks Topher Grace you no talent ass-clown), Venom! Christ!

    • Yes, because the fact that comics books have historically not been as racially diverse as they should have been means that Hollywood adaptation must perpetuate all that whiteness regardless.

      I suspect that historical comic-book over-representation of whites had a lot to do with saving on inking (especially for when these were also running as daily strips in the newspapers) and maybe color processing. Which would mean that you could say that some “white” characters aren’t really white so much as they weren’t fully colored in. To save money or to make it look better on the page or whatever.

  5. Coming next year… Luis Guzman as Power Man and Kate Bosworth as Iron Fist.

  6. I can’t wait for Jon Hamm to play Black Panther.

  7. EricLr

    In a compromise with the white supremacists, Sony has revised Electro’s origin story to include a tragic Jheri-curl explosion at a welfare office.

    “Yeah well, I guess that makes it okay then,” said hillbillies.

  8. Nonny Moose

    So they get a really crappy actor to play a really crappy villain. Sounds like the casting department is actually doing their job.

    • Schmidtler

      As a lifelong virulent racist, even I have to say that Jamie Foxx is about as brilliantly talented an actor as I’ve ever seen. If you haven’t seen him play Ray Charles, or seen ‘The Kingdom’, you’re missing two of the most incredibly brilliant performances by any actor ever.

  9. Fish, that “Chocolate Norseman” link put me in mind of that Spider-Man comic book I once had where Spidey has to save the cast of Saturday Night Live from something or other, and it so happens that that week’s SNL that Peter Parker and MJ went to attend had a running gag on spoofing Marvel characters…and Garrett Morris was costumed as Thor.

    No, I do not still own that comic book. So lose the nerd boner.

  10. Joaquin ingles

    He should play Captain Creepy Teeth.

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  12. Beer Baron

    I don’t care that’s he’s Electro. He’s a shitty third rate villain. I just care because he’s a shitty actor who is an undercover racist with a horrible head tattoo. F him and his white hating ways.

    • Schmidtler

      Wow, Jamie Foxx puts out a performance in ‘Ray’ that would put 99.9% of the people that have ever acted in anything to shame, another performance in ‘The Kingdom’ that was just incredible, then he gets called a horrible actor by people that hate him because he’s black – and somehow the guy has some hard feelings towards whites – there’s a shocker! I’ll go see this piece of shit movie just for Jamie Foxx’s performance, which I’m absolutely certain will make it worth the price of admission all by itself. and I own the entire catalog of ‘Johnny Rebel’ albums. so there!

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