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Jamie Foxx On Spider Man 2 Villain Electro

18 December 2012

Not so secret about about secret identity

It's rare for an actor to be forthcoming about the minutiae of their upcoming blockbuster projects but apparently Jamie Foxx didn't get that memo.

In a recent interview he discussed his involvement in the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man as Electro:

“You’ll see his whole life is just no one is talking to him, people have stolen his ideas at the company, he’s a nobody.  And at a certain point Spider-Man bumps into him and says, ‘You’re my guy, you’re my ears and eyes on the street,’ and he says his name, Max, and no one’s ever said Max Dillon’s name, and he goes ‘Wow.’  And so when Spider-Man leaves he sort of thinks that somehow, ‘I am Spider-Man’s partner,’ and so he starts cutting out his face and pasting it on his board at home.  When everything goes bad, his mom doesn’t remember his birthday, I mean all these crazy things happen until finally he has something tragic happen, and then when it turns on he lights it up.”

He also reveals that the costume will not be the famous green and yellow as featured in the comics:

“Marc Webb and all those guys that are doing it are smart, they know that it has to make sense in 2013.  The suit is really slick, it’s actually black, but it’s the new age.”

“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 happened. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due in May 2014

Source: Collider