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Jamie Foxx to Play Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

Caliburn24 here with news just coming in about Jamie Foxx playing Electro in an ” Amazing Spider-Man” sequel that’s due to come out in theaters on May 2, 2014.

Variety is reporting that Sony is in talks with Jamie Foxx to play Spider-Man’s electrified nemesis, “Electro, in a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.” The rumor mill is spinning even more now after a Tweet today the actor posted at @iamjamiefoxx on November 1: “Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well.” Foxx will be joining returning cast, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Electro’s appearance in Marvel Comics dates back to The Amazing Spider-Man #9 in 1964. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and his real name is Maxwell Dillon. He gained his powers when he was working as a lineman on a power line and a lightning bolt transformed him into a criminal able to throw lightning bolts. He wore a green suit with bolts around his mask. Electro has since run into his rival Spider-Man. He recently faced his all time enemy in Amazing Spider-Man #683 where the Sinister Six went up against the Avengers in the Ends of the Earth storyline. He has appeared in several cartoons including Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and is one of the villains in the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical. Jamie Foxx will bring some star wattage to the part of Electro.