Jamie Foxx, who played the classic Spider-Man villain Electro in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is in final talks to reprise the role for the latest Spider-Man installment, starring Tom Holland.
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures will collaborate on the project which also sees Jon Watts, the filmmaker behind Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, take the reins as director.
Sony is hoping to release the third instalment of the Tom Holland led Spider-Man on December 17, 2021. However, as we’ve all come expect, the global pandemic will have the final say on the matter.
Most of the supporting cast from the previous movies will be returning, including Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal will serve as producers.
Details of the plot are currently being kept under wraps, but having Foxx return to the role is a pretty huge deal since Marvel is running point on production.
The Maxwell Dillon incarnation of Electro was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and first appeared in 1964’s The Amazing Spider-Man #9. Debuting as an adversary to Spider-Man, he is also known as a member of the Frightful Four and is the first major Marvel villain to have battled Daredevil in the comics.
Over the years, Electro has been adapted from the comics into various films, television series, and video games. In 2009 he was ranked as IGN’s 87th “Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time”.
A day after the news of Foxx’s casting was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, the actor confirmed his return in a post on Instagram which said…
“Super excited to be part of the new Marvel Spider-Man instalment. And I won’t be blue in this one!! But a thousand percent badass!!!”
He later deleted the post but you can check out a screen-grab courtesy of Cosmic on Twitter.
Jamie Foxx confirmed tElectro won’t be blue in ‘SPIDER-MAN 3’ and hinted at a possible Spider-Verse in the MCU ? pic.twitter.com/KLqiV76PDI
— cosmic (@cosmic_marvel) October 2, 2020