Jamie Foxx, an Oscar-winning actor who played Electro in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield, will now return in Jon Watts’ MCU movie Spider-Man: No Way Home starring Tom Holland. After revealing Electro in the newest official trailer, fans could’ve seen how Electro looks a lot different. The character ditched all the blue from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and now we’re getting a completely different, good different, Electro.
Actor Jamie Foxx revealed that that change of character’s look is what convinced him to return.
“I’m happy we got a brand new start, a brand new look. The blue, when we did it the first time, I didn’t care, I was just happy to be in this wonderful course, and it was, like you said, it was sort of like two or three hours or whatever. But with this new, this new new, it’s fly. The homies are like ‘Ok, we get you now.’ I was blue, they still roll with me, ‘Ok, you blue.’ But this one, it just feels more comfortable, and I think it feels more today, modern, not trying so hard. I sort of relate it to R&B. Back in the day, R&B, you used to have fringes on your outfit and shoulder pads and things. Now, you can just sing, so it’s like, now we’re just singing.”Jamie Foxx at Brazil CCXP 2021
Electro is one of the five confirmed villains in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will face off against Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman, Rhys Ifans’ Lizard, and of course, Foxx’s Electro. It was reported that there will be one more villain to assemble the Sinister Six, but officially it’s unknown which villain it’s going to be. We’re hoping at least that final villain will be kept a secret until the movie’s release.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released on December 17, 2021.