As Marc Webb and Sony continue to mastermind the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man and the eventual death of Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy, they have apparently settled on the film’s villain. Variety reports that Jamie Foxx is in talks to star as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Folks who have seen the first installment already know that the character appears in the post-credit teaser. Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) is an inspired choice to take on the role and he would join an exciting cast that also includes The Descendants star Shailene Woodley who is slated to play Mary Jane Watson.
Electro is one of Spider-Man’s most well-known foe and appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #9 back in February 1964. He gained the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning while working on a power line. It will be interesting to see how the movie character will tie in with the comic book arc and whether he will have anything to do with the expected tragic death of Gwen Stacy.
Production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will start next year for a scheduled May 2nd, 2014 release.
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