Jamie Foxx Gives Revealing Details About Spider-Man’s New Best Friend Electro

Jamie Foxx

I don’t know what kind of dude Electro was in the comics (was he ever a regular/good guy who just went bad after gaining his powers?), but in Marc Webb’s upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel, Electro (aka Max Dillon) will apparently be a good guy … until he isn’t anymore.

While out promoting his Quentin Tarantino Western “Django Unchained”, Foxx was not shy about divulging what he knows about the upcoming comic book sequel, including Electro’s costume and the character’s altered movie origins.

Electro Comic BookOn Electro’s classic green and yellow ensemble (right):

It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different colour. [The producers] want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow. They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down… How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.

And on Electro’s origins:

What you’ll see is that, for his whole life, no one is talking to him. People have stolen his ideas at the big company [Oscorp, presumably]. He’s a nobody. At a certain point, Spider-Man bumps into him and says, ‘You’re my guy. You’re my ears and eyes on the street.’

Then he says his name [Max Dillon], and no one has ever said Dillon’s name. He goes, ‘Wow!’ and, when Spider-Man leaves, he sort of thinks ‘I am Spider-Man’s partner!’. He’s cutting out Spider-Man’s face and pasting it on all his boards… [Then] everything goes bad with his mom. She doesn’t remember his birthday. He has something tragic happen and, when it turns on, he lights it up.

Interesting. So pre-powers Electro becomes Spidey’s snitch (of sorts) on the streets, but then gains powers and goes bad? That’s an interesting take.

Foxx is currently starring in “Django Unchained”, and has the “Die Hard in a White House” movie “White House Down” with Channing Tatum in the pipeline.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, and Shailene Woodley, spins its way back into theaters Summer 2014.

Electro vs. Spider-Man Comic Book

Via : Dark Horizons, BlackFilm