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Jamie Foxx Up For Villain Role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Jamie Foxx, who soon headlines Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, is up for a major role in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Variety has the news and, while they're only able to confirm so far that Foxx would play a villain, they're maintaining that rumors point to that character being Electro.

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Crazay1305d ago

That would be incredibly horrific news if this holds to be true. Can't freaking stand that man.

CanadianTurtle1304d ago

I think having Jamie Fox as Electro would be equally as a franchise killer as Emo Peter Parker.

NewMonday1304d ago

Electro is an out and out unredeemble evil A'hole

If Fox can pull it off when fine

Crazyglues1304d ago

LoL... The Amazing Spiderman sucked... Who cares who's in part 2, part 1 sucked...

Magic_Spatula1304d ago

Yea, Electro is white in all the different Marvel Universes. Sony might be making this move to "diversify" their cast. Heimdall from Thor and Perry White in the new Superman movie are white in the comics, but are portrayed in the movies by blacks. But it's still a rumor (correct me if I'm wrong) that he will be playing Electro. He might be playing someone else for all we know. They might end up casting him as an obscure villain like Hammer (from the team of Hammer and Anvil) or Hypno Hustler. Who knows.

Blasphemy1304d ago

What's wrong with Jamie Foxx he's a good actor.

Crazay1304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

He's a slightly above average actor who does't fit the role of Electro. Firstly, and I know this sounds A-holish but he's a black guy playing a role which has historically been portrayed as a white man. You can bring up Nick Fury all you want but the Ultimate Universe rendition of his character changed all that.

Secondly, despite the roles he's portrayed before, there is nothing in his body of work that even remotely intrigues me in seeing him portray a "super villain". Which probably will bring to your mind the decision to cast Heath Ledger as the Joker which, personally, I was very supportive of when it was announced based on what I liked about him in Monster's Ball and (no trash talking please - despite the content matter, the acting was stellar) Brokeback Mountain.

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TheDailySuperHero1305d ago

NO! (Just vomited Willie Beamen-style.)

Soldierone1305d ago

I don't see how this even makes sense....would be a horrible casting choice. Not that I hate him acting, but his acting doesn't line up with the character AT ALL.

Crazay1304d ago

You're right - he's just NOT going to be able to fill that role. I can't stand him as a person but he has done some good roles.

bigrob9041304d ago

i don't understand why you don't like him as a person, from what i can tell he is a good guy. although the casting would seem weird for electro, he is actually a great actor so i wanna see what he can do.

JKelloggs1304d ago

I think he wants to be put into parts he won't fit in. Such as the Kane and Lynch film, that's the worst casting choice I can think of other than this

Crazay1304d ago

Alright people - if you disagree with the FACT that he's a horrendous choice for the character, man up and explain why instead of just dropping your disagreements all over. It's a discussion.

uncharted561304d ago

All right, I will address the elephant in the room. Electro is supposed to be Caucasian and he's well you know colored.

Pozzle1304d ago

To be fair Nick Fury is also white in the comics, yet he was played (amazingly, I might add) by Samuel L Jackson in the movies.

uncharted561304d ago

That's cuz Jackson is a pro plus if you didn't knew marvel has actually done black version of Nick Fury but none for Electro as far as I'm aware.

Ryasha1304d ago

Well that's because Ultimate Nick Fury looks like/is designed to look like Samuel L. Jackson.

Soldierone1304d ago

He was actually black for a while in the 90's. I think in the Sega Punisher game, he was somewhat black.

Been a while since I read Punisher, but I do remember that.

cee7731304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

@uncharted56

Oh I get it its a color thing

Samuel l. Jackson did a good Job
Michael Clark Duncan was a phenomenol Kingpin

In this day and age all it all come's down to racial preference the
Amazing spiderman was the best spiderman IMO they took Spidey back to his roots with the web cartridges I like the reboot and the direction there going with it

uncharted561303d ago

I have never imagined Electro as any one else then white. My only objection would be that it wouldn't be true to the comics. Except that I have no problems with it at all as long as he is capable of pulling it.

blue_cheese1304d ago

who the hell still calls black people colored...

silvacrest1304d ago

yeah, i thought the same, i also thought, maybe the guy is old so i will let it slide

but...who knows

SUP3R1304d ago

I read it, paused and slowly said wow. Smh

Thatguy-3101304d ago

You'll be surprised how many black ppl get offended if you refer to them as black ppl. I've just go on to say dark complexion instead to avoid problems lol

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