Jamie Foxx Talks Electro And Chris Cooper Teases Norman Osborn’s Future


spider-man bannerA lot of things we’ve been hearing about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have actually been teasers on what comes after the Marc Webb directed sequel. Paul Giamatti has discussed how his Rhino is more a cameo role to set up things that come in Spider-Man 3 and 4, and we’ve heard countless teases that the Sinister Six will be forming to try and take down Spidey. Well that trend rolls on in some new interviews from Chris Cooper. Jamie Foxx also discusses his duel roles as Max Dillon and Electro.

foxxSpeaking with Digital Spy during the UK White House Down press event, Foxx was asked if Max is a sympathetic villain. The actor reiterates some things he has said in the past but fleshes them out slightly:

I think with all the Spider-Man villains, there is an empathy to them. The way we crafted Electro was when he’s Max, you definitely feel for him because he’s been shut out, nobody cares about him. It’s his birthday and even his mom forgets his birthday. You will feel that so that when he does turn into Electro, it’s serious venom. He really wants to hurt everybody. When he feels like Spider-Man betrays him, he really wants to hurt him bad.


Access Hollywood caught up with Chris Cooper on the red carpet recently. They tried to squeeze the actor for details about his portrayal as Norman Osborn in the film, but Cooper remained pretty tight-lipped about what’s in store for the sick and bedridden Osborn. He does confirm that the sequel is only the beginning for Norman though:

This is an introduction to Norman Osborn and apparently this leads to better things in ‘Spider-Man 3.’ I think it’s fair to say he’s on his last legs and I don’t know if I can say anything more.

A lot of people had assumed that Norman would get better in the sequel and get a little screen time, only to have him burst onto the scene as the Green Goblin in the next installment. That does seem to be the case. It’s a little troubling that everything we hear about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is how it’s just setting up things for the next one. I don’t know about you, but I want an enjoyable movie and not a stepping stone to bigger and better things. What do you think about Foxx and Cooper’s comments?

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Source : Digital Spy/Access Hollywood via CBR