Jamie Foxx Talks Electro in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Jamie Foxx

Most actors who enlist in big-budget films tend to keep pretty mum about the project. Jamie Foxx is not most actors.

Foxx, who signed up to play supervillain Electro in the upcoming sequel to Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man, has faced a number of questions about the movie lately -- which isn't surprising, given that Electro is one of the sillier heavies in Spidey lore, and more than a few fans are eager to hear about Webb's plans to bring him to the screen without provoking unintentional laughter.

Asked about his character's infamous green-and-yellow leotard/floppy lightning-bolt headdress combo, Foxx told Black Film that Webb wants something "for the future," adding, "They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow. They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what [happens]. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff."

But Foxx didn't stop there -- he also opened up to MTV, saying his character crosses paths with Spider-Man when Spidey "bumps into him and says, ‘You’re my guy. You’re my ears and eyes on the street.’"

If this sounds like it should be the start of a friendship rather than a super-powered standoff, well, you're not crazy. Unfortunately, Electro is. As Foxx went on to explain, "he sort of thinks that, 'I am Spider-Man’s partner!' He’s cutting out Spider-Man’s face and pasting it on all his boards...He has something tragic happen and, when it turns on, he lights it up."

Got all that? Good, because we wouldn't be surprised if Webb has already placed a gag order on Foxx. Those might be the last few storyline tidbits we get before the final big buildup to Amazing Spider-Man 2's release.

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