Jamie Foxx is in talks to take on the role of Electro, the villain in the next Spider-Man movie.
The Oscar-winning actor is being lined up by director Mark Webb, who confirmed the plan to introduce Electro in an interview with Collider.
“I think Electro is an incredibly visual, exciting, dangerous villain," explained Webb. "There is a lot of appealing stuff that is going to happen as the world emerges.”
“The script’s done. We’re doing little tweaks here and there for characters and locations. But it’s done and it’s fantastic. I feel really, really good about it.”
The sequel's villain was teased at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man, when a post-credits sequence saw a shadowy figure quizzing Dr Curt Connors, before disappearing into the shadows to the sound of lightning.
The character of Electro was, in the comic books, struck by lightning and given the power to harness electricity in the process.
Webb was, unsurprisingly, enthusiastic about the project, and seems to have a plan when it comes to the trilogy's arc; “When I was thinking about the universe as a whole, and I talked about this with [writer] Jamie Vanderbilt way back in the day, that all crazy stuff in this universe emerges from Oscorp.
"Oscorp predates Spider-Man and Peter Parker. His parents were involved in some way. And Oscorp represents… The building itself, there was something iconic about it. To me it’s like the Tower of Babel, which is this testament to man’s hubris. Peter’s relationship will evolve with it over time. That was really one of the central components, one of the pieces that tied all these stories together, this relationship with Oscorp.”