Jamie Foxx in talks for Electro

Jamie Foxx in talks for Electro

Jamie Foxx is in discussions to play Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel.

4 Nov – In addition to the other Marvel superhero films' updates recently, there are also news that Jamie Foxx is currently in early talks to take on the role of the electrically-inclined antagonist, Electro, in the yet-untitled "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, according to Collider.

For those acquainted with the Marvel comics, Electro's real name is Maxwell "Max" Dillon, who is an electrical engineer and lineman. While repairing a power line, he was struck by a freak lightning accident, which caused a mutagenic change that transformed him into a living electrical capacitor.

While official sources have not confirmed whether Electro will be the main villain in "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, it is speculated that the shadowy figure in the post-credits sequence in "The Amazing Spider-Man" confronting Rhys Ifans' Dr Curt Connors in a jail cell, asking if Peter Parker knew the real truth about his parents is Electro, as his appearance and disappearance were accompanied by lightning sounds.

On 2 November, Foxx himself tweeted a comment on the news story, possibly hinting that he will be taking the gig: "Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well."

If he accepts the role, Foxx will be the latest addition to the cast line-up that at present consists of the original's stars, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, as well as newcomer Shailene Woodley, who is known for her praiseworthy performance in "The Descendants". Woodley is also in talks to take on the role of Mary Jane Watson in a minor appearance in this sequel. Director Marc Webb, who previously directed "The Amazing Spider-Man", will also return to helm the sequel.

Production on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will begin next year in anticipation of the film's 2 May 2014 release date.

(From left) Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx play Dr King Schultz and Django in "Django Unchained".

Meanwhile, Foxx will next be seen in Quentin Tarantino's western, "Django Unchained" as Django, a freed slave who treks across America with Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a bounty hunter, to hunt down and kill the Brittle Brothers in return for Schultz's help in rescuing his wife, Broomhilda, from the plantation of the charming but ruthless owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).

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