Jamie Foxx Will Return As Electro For Marvel Studios' 'Spider-Man 3'

Nerdy Nook: Movies
October 1, 2020
by Kyle Brester
Electro
Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

I'm going to refrain from any electricity-related puns for this piece of news because THR is reporting that Jamie Foxx will be playing the Marvel villain Electro in the newest Spider-Man movie from Marvel and Sony.

If this information sounds familiar, its because Foxx had played this character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which starred Andrew Garfield as Spidey. Between that film underperforming critically and financially - along with the infamous 2014 Sony hack - it caused Sony and Marvel Studios to share the rights to the Spider-Man character, leading to Tom Holland become the newest incarnation of the wall-crawler.

This news comes as a shock (oops, sorry guys) to me. I always assumed that Marvel Studios wanted to distance themselves from previous Spider-Man incarnations, including whatever Spider-related projects Sony has up their sleeve. That seems to not be the case completely with this news. 

I'm wondering if its either Marvel hinting that they will explore more "multiverse" stuff outside of Doctor Strange 2, or if they just genuinely liked Foxx as Electro and decided he should play this character again.

As terrible as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was, I actually don't mind the idea of bringing back Foxx for this character. Foxx's character was way too goofy throughout the whole movie, but I don't blame it all on the actor. That entire movie was tonally all over the map and Foxx clearly only played the role the way it was envisioned. I'm hoping this time, Foxx can play a much cooler version of Electro and redeem himself.

Still, this news raises some questions, such as what Spider-Man 3 will be about and if Marvel Studios is doubling-down on going the multiverse route like DC is with The Flash. No details on the story have been released, but hopefully, that changes soon.
Jamie Foxx - 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
Jamie Foxx - 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Sony Pictures
Jamie Foxx - 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
Jamie Foxx - 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Sony Pictures
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