Submitted by Crazay 878d ago | rumor

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. (Cinema, Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

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Crazay  +   878d ago
That would be incredibly horrific news if this holds to be true. Can't freaking stand that man.
CanadianTurtle  +   877d ago
I think having Jamie Fox as Electro would be equally as a franchise killer as Emo Peter Parker.
NewMonday  +   877d ago
Electro is an out and out unredeemble evil A'hole

If Fox can pull it off when fine
Crazyglues  +   877d ago
LoL... The Amazing Spiderman sucked... Who cares who's in part 2, part 1 sucked...
dboyc310  +   877d ago
Ummm isnt electro white?
Magic_Spatula  +   877d 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.
Blasphemy  +   877d ago
What's wrong with Jamie Foxx he's a good actor.
Crazay  +   877d 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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TheDailySuperHero  +   878d ago
NO! (Just vomited Willie Beamen-style.)
Soldierone  +   878d 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.
Crazay  +   877d 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.
bigrob904  +   877d 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.
JKelloggs  +   877d 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
Crazay  +   877d 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.
uncharted56  +   877d ago
All right, I will address the elephant in the room. Electro is supposed to be Caucasian and he's well you know colored.
Pozzle  +   877d 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.
uncharted56  +   877d 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.
Ryasha  +   877d ago
Well that's because Ultimate Nick Fury looks like/is designed to look like Samuel L. Jackson.
Soldierone  +   877d 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.
cee773  +   877d ago

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
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uncharted56  +   876d 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_cheese  +   877d ago
who the hell still calls black people colored...
Blasphemy  +   877d ago
silvacrest  +   877d ago
yeah, i thought the same, i also thought, maybe the guy is old so i will let it slide

but...who knows
SUP3R  +   877d ago
I read it, paused and slowly said wow. Smh
dboyc310  +   877d 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
aDDicteD  +   877d ago
I dont like him in the role of Electro, i hope it's just a rumor but with the update that Foxx already semi-confirmed it...
Ben_Grimm  +   877d ago
Looks at comments above....*shakes head*

Serious, you guys don't think he could play (wait for it)...ELECTRO!?

I mean when was Electro this deep, interesting, multi layered comic character that a guy like Jaime Foxx couldn't portray? You guys have to be kidding to think this or that anyone couldn't phone in a role like Electro.
Soldierone  +   877d ago
Because the way I read or see Electro is that he is crazy, insane, and has issues with his mind. He is like an energetic kid trapped in an insane mans body.

When has Jamie Fox EVER portrayed that? If he is Electro then that means it would be more of a layed back "evil" Electro.....and I don't want that.

This isn't like Heath Ledger taking on Joker, because Ledger actually portrayed an energetic character before. Fox hasn't.
Ben_Grimm  +   877d ago
So because you have never seen Fox in that role that means he automatically can't play a crazy, insane person with issues of the mind? And who says this would be Electro's character? I have seen many instances in comics where Electro was not crazy and only a two-bit thug or just some lame bank robber.

You guys are putting too much on a one dimensional character that hasn't been too relevant to the Spider-Man universe and basically only used for filling the Sinister Six roster.

And say what you want but his acting is top notch, Ray, Law Abiding Citizen, Miami Vice, Dream Girls, Jarhead. Sure some of those movies may not have been top notch but he was great in them.

"Heath Ledger taking on Joker, because Ledger actually portrayed an energetic character before. Fox hasn't."

Wha...? Foxx has never played an energetic character? Have you never watched him on In Living Color, the guy used to be a comedian and played different characters on a sketch show. You seriously believe he can't nail a 2nd rate Spider-Man character like Electro? (who by the way was shot by Aunt May and in one comic issue passed out when Luke Cage threatened to beat him up)
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Soldierone  +   877d ago
Actually Electro has been a growing character and has been playing a bigger part of the stories as of late....

And no matter what he has a lore and a following, and you can't just randomly change it for the sake of a movie....
Ben_Grimm  +   877d ago
But he HAS been changed many times in comics. His character changes in the marvel universe with each writer that takes him on. Completely changed in the Marvel Ulitmate Universe, changes in every new Spider-Man cartoon series, so why can't he be changed for the movie? How do you know what he will be changed too in the movie? Did you read a script of how the character will be portrayed or are you just judging the past characters that Foxx has played and making assumptions based on that?

I think you are reading too much into it before anything is even announced. It's just like how everyone said Michael Keaton couldn't be Batman but turned out to be the best one in the Tim Burton series. Everyone said Ledger couldn't top Jack Nicolson's Joker but it turned out his Joker was completely different and some even said surpassed Burton's Joker.

And you said yourself that:

"way I read or see Electro is that he is crazy, insane, and has issues with his mind. He is like an energetic kid trapped in an insane mans body."

This isn't how Electro is, your take if any is a random change. And as for a following..anyone who follows Electro should be happy that he's getting a chance to be on the big screen.

People love to jump to conclusions and fan rage with little to no evidence to back up this hate. I welcome Foxx as Electro or any actor they decide to play him. I think we should all just wish for the movie to be good if anything.
Soldierone  +   877d ago
The Ultimate Universe is entirely different than The Amazing Universe lol....Thats why he is different there.

The movie is called The Amazing Spider-man, so it should be following The Amazing universe, not Ultimate. And no he hasn't changed entirely, he changed designs and thats about it.

I also don't get why I'm wrong when he was portrayed this way in his latest appearance (I believe 670 or so) and was portrayed the same way in the games and TV shows.....
Soldierone  +   877d ago
I just realized I was thinking of Vulture this whole time, with the image of a storyline Electro was in haha, my bad.

You are right in terms of character, but I still don't think Jamie Fox is the right guy. Now that I am thinking of the right person, Jamie Fox still isn't a good choice in my opinion.

Plus he is a good actor elsewhere, why not give him a more complicated villain?
dvfaa  +   877d ago
hopefully he reprises his role as Motherfucker Jones, the man's a menace to society
DeadManMcCarthy  +   877d ago
i bet he's going to have little lightning bolts shaved into his head like this.

T3MPL3TON  +   877d ago
The first movie sucked. This one will suck.

Jamie Foxx or no Jamie Foxx this movie will blow. I don't doubt Jamie he is an incredible actor. He did a beyond amazing job as, Ray Charles.

People need to get over the skin color sh*t. It doesn't matter, black actors have done better jobs as comic heroes/villians than there white counter parts have multiple times. There is nothing to say Jamie, wont make a great Electro.

But it doesn't really matter because this is literally the 'Twilight' of Spider-Man full of angsty teens and sh*tty acting. All we need now is some young 'hunk' to play Kraven and walk around with his shirt off 24/7 for no reason, what so ever.
Bathyj  +   877d ago
Its spelt D'Electro.

The "D" is silent.
aNDROiD17_  +   877d ago
aha i hope this is true i hate these new spidermans.
they rebooted it way too soon, now look it at, the first 1 sucked and the seconds sounds like its gunna suck too
ReconHope  +   876d ago
don't know much about electro since i didn't read the comics or anything but i'll give foxx a chance.

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