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Old 11-02-2012, 03:09 PM  
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Spider Man 2

Jamie Foxx reportedly up for the villain in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will face off against a "shocking" new adversary in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." According to Variety, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx is in early talks to play the villain Electro in Sony's superhero sequel to this summer's reboot of the Marvel Comics' franchise.

While the studio hasn't officially commented on casting, Foxx all but confirmed the role Thursday with a post-Halloween tweet:
Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well.
— Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) November 1, 2012

The classic Spidey villain Electro, aka Maxwell "Max" Dillon, gained the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning. Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, he first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man #9" in February 1964. Foxx would be a departure from the comic-book character, who has traditionally been depicted as being Caucasian.

There was a hint that Electro would be the villain of the next movie at the end of "The Amazing Spider-Man." In a short scene during the credits, Dr. Curt Conners, aka the Lizard (played by Rhys Ifans), was visited in his jail cell by a mysterious figure obscured in the shadows. The man (played by actor Micheal Masse) asked Connors if he told Peter Parker the truth about his father, and when Connors says no, he disappears with a flash of lightning. This lead some people to assume that figure was supposed to be Electro, but others believe it to be Norman Osborn, who was mentioned throughout the film (and later becomes the villain, Green Goblin).

This would be the first time Electro would appear in a movie, but back in 1991, director James Cameron developed his own "Spider-Man" project that would have featured the character as one of the villains. Cameron's version got caught up in a web of legal issues surrounding the rights, and he eventually left the project, going on to direct "True Lies" and "Titanic." "Spider-Man" wouldn't hit the big screen until the next decade.

Stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are set to reprise their roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, respectively, with Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") reportedly in talks to join the cast as a young Mary Jane Watson. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is scheduled to swing into theaters on May 2, 2014. Jamie Foxx will next be seen playing the title role in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," opening this Christmas.

UPDATE: In an interview with Collider.com, director Marc Webb confirmed that the villain of the sequel will be Electro. He said, "I think Electro is an incredibly visual, exciting, dangerous villain. So, there's a lot of appealing stuff that's going to happen."

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Old 03-25-2014, 05:32 PM   #196
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I like this Spiderman/Parker better but I'm skeptical about the movie itself.

Reminds me of S3 where they just tried to do too much...
Supposedly Electro is the only big part villain in the movie while the rest are smaller parts setting them up for future movies.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:39 AM   #197
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:01 PM   #198
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Early reviews are out. Seems to be mostly positive. Nothing amazing, but not bad either. Sort of like the first film.


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Old 04-14-2014, 10:53 PM   #199
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Kinda surprised at this trailer, thought they'd been trying to hide this part of it. Potentially hugely spoilery:

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Old 04-15-2014, 12:08 AM   #200
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:52 AM   #201
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:51 AM   #202
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Kinda surprised at this trailer, thought they'd been trying to hide this part of it. Potentially hugely spoilery:
Not watching this, but Sony is really giving this movie a huge push. Almost trying too hard. I feel like I've seen the whole movie already.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:15 AM   #203
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:13 AM   #204
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:20 AM   #205
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Not watching this, but Sony is really giving this movie a huge push. Almost trying too hard. I feel like I've seen the whole movie already.
There's almost a sense of desperation to it.

I still have zero interest in seeing it, I was just a little surprised with the trailer.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:27 AM   #206
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There's almost a sense of desperation to it.

I still have zero interest in seeing it, I was just a little surprised with the trailer.
I wish all the movie companies with Marvel character would just let the licenses go back to Marvel. I want competent filmmakers doing Spiderman and Fantastic Four films. The XMen franchise is looking better with the reboot but it would be even better with the rest of the Marvel universe under one umbrella.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:04 AM   #207
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There's almost a sense of desperation to it.

I still have zero interest in seeing it, I was just a little surprised with the trailer.
Yea, im wondering if it was tracking low or something? I mean, im sure it will make alot of money, but its not like people are clamoring to see it or anything. Not that i can tell.

Almost a perfunctory action to go see it.
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