First Look at Jamie Foxx as Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

By July 10, 2013

With Comic-Con quickly approaching, Entertainment Weekly has scored the first official image of Jamie Foxx as the shocking villain Electro in Marc Webb’s upcoming sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We’re sure there will be much more to see and talk about when Sony has their panel presentation in Hall H next week, but for now, take a look at Foxx’s electric-blue head:

Not exactly sticking to the classic comic book costume, are they? His head almost makes him look more like Mysterio than Electro here, and I’m very interested to see how the Spider-Man fan community is going to react to this. A vocal group of “fans” were not pleased when Shailene Woodley was brought on to play Mary Jane because they felt she was too plain looking and not “hot” enough (even though she’s gorgeous), but that particular element is no longer part of the equation since her character was booted from this movie and kicked to the third film. Comic book fans are notorious for complaining about details like costumes (remember the outrage over the first X-Men movie, or Watchmen?), so we’ll see how they react to the blue hue this nefarious Spidey-foe has been given.

Also worthy of note is a quote from director Marc Webb about his experience making this movie:

“With the first one I felt it was important to retell that origin story. But that was kind of brutal because people were so familiar with it. Now that the origin story is done? We’re off to the races. It’s incredibly liberating.”

Yes, it certainly was brutal. There was NO NEED to do an origin story when everyone and their mother knew the origin of Spider-Man already. But yes, now that he’s gotten that annoying first entry out of the way, hopefully he can move forward and deliver the kind of Spider-Man stories we’ve been wanting to see for years.

And finally, here’s a quick photo from ScreenCrush that gives a good look at Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osbourne goofing off with Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker:

What do you think of Foxx’s look here? Excited to see Andrew Garfield swing through the streets of NYC again?

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