Jamie Foxx May Make Shocking Return As Electro In Next Spider-Man Movie
While Foxx appeared in the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movies, he may be taking on Tom Holland.
Jamie Foxx first appeared as the villain Electro in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which starred Andrew Garfield as the web-slinger. Not, though, he is currently in talks to reprise the role for the next Tom Holland Spider-Man movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Yes, we're shocked too. Get it? Shocked?
The next Spider-Man movie, which does not have an official title yet, will be a joint Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment movie, just like Homecoming and Far From Home. Foxx is reportedly in final negotiations to reprise the role in the movie which will hit theaters on November 5, 2021. Jon Watts will return to direct the third movie.
Foxx's electric-powered villain jumping from Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man 2 over to Watts' latest MCU Spider-Man trilogy isn't unfathomable. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, JK Simmons appeared as J. Jonah Jameson--a character he made famous in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.
But is this the same Max Dillon/Electro we saw in Amazing Spider-Man 2 or does it even really matter? Does Tom Holland's Spider-Man somehow exist in a corner of the multiverse where it's a mish mash of various Spider-Man films from the past? If that's the case, can we get John Mulaney popping up as Spider-Ham in the film? Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal will be producing the film, which will begin filming this fall.
Little is known about the next MCU Spider-Man movie. Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, and others from the previous movies are expected to return. The journey to get a third Spider-Man movie has been a bizarre one. In August 2019, a dispute between Sony and Marvel led Sony to pull the web-slinger from MCU movies. A month later, the two came to an agreement for a third Spider-Man film.
Meanwhile, Sony is building its own universe, which includes a newly-revealed movie, Morbius, Venom 2, Spider-Woman, Kraven the Hunter, and Silk. And let's not forget that there is still a Into the Spider-Verse sequel coming in 2022 too.