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Jamie Foxx Inexplicably Returning as Electro in Next Tom Holland Spider-Man Movie


Oct. 01, 2020

Well this is a shock (get it?): Jamie Foxx , who previously portrayed Spider-Man villain Electro in the abysmal Amazing Spider-Man 2 , will be returning to the Spider-Verse for the next Tom Holland -led Spider-Man movie for Sony and Marvel Studios (according to our friends at the Hollywood Reporter ). This was not a sentence anybody expected to type today.
According to the report Foxx, who recently starred in Netflix’s superhero-y Project Power , is in final talks to reprise his role from the heavily maligned Amazing Spider-Man 2 . If you don’t remember that movie (and, really, who can blame you), Foxx was required to first play a bumbling nerd and then, after an elaborate accident, portray a kind of robotic genie who says stuff like, “It must be my birthday… time to light some candles.” Whew boy.
This third Holland-fronted Spider-Man movie will, in a perfect world, begin filming in Atlanta this fall with returning actors like Zendaya , Marisa Tomei , Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori reprising their roles. This third film will follow 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and last year’s Spider-Man: Far From Home . This new installment will once again be directed by Jon Watts and produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal .
What makes this whole thing super insane is that the lackluster response to Amazing Spider-Man 2 is what prompted Sony to reach across the aisle and partner up with Marvel Studios, in essence sharing their biggest cash cow this side of James Bond. (S pider-Man: Far From Home is the most successful movie Sony has ever released.) And now they’re inviting him back? Plot details are nonexistent at the moment, but Foxx is continuing in a precedent started by J.K. Simmons returning as J. Jonah Jameson in the closing moments of Spider-Man: Far From Home . (Simmons originally played the character in the original run of Sam Raimi -directed, Tobey Maguire -starring movies.) We also wonder if there are some parallel universe shenanigans going on (or what).
Sony currently has this third Spider-Man movie dated for November 5, 2021 but that could obviously change without warning.
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