Jamie Foxx Talks Electro’s Origins And Costume In Amazing Spider-Man 2
Jamie Foxx can next be seen in the upcoming film Django Unchained on Christmas Day. The Tarantino flick is certain to be a Christmas classic alongside the likes of A Christmas Story and It’s A Wonderful Life. While making the rounds for that movie, the Oscar Winning actor talked about playing Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel.
While most actors would talk around such questions, Foxx let out several pretty big details about how Electro would be portrayed in the Marc Webb directed sequel. While chatting with MTV Foxx let the cat out of the bag on Electro aka Max Dillon’s backstory:
You’ll see his whole life is just no one is talking to him, people have stolen his ideas at the company, he’s a nobody. And at a certain point Spider-Man bumps into him and says, ‘You’re my guy, you’re my ears and eyes on the street,’ and he says his name, Max, and no one’s ever said Max Dillon’s name, and he goes ‘Wow.’ And so when Spider-Man leaves he sort of thinks that somehow, ‘I am Spider-Man’s partner,’ and so he starts cutting out his face and pasting it on his board at home. When everything goes bad, his mom doesn’t remember his birthday, I mean all these crazy things happen until finally he has something tragic happen, and then when it turns on he lights it up.
I think it’s safe to say in the future interviews Foxx won’t say so much after a call from Sony which I’m sure has either happened or is about to happen. It sounds like this interpretation of Electro will be somewhat sympathetic and tie in with Spider-Man even before he becomes the electric villain we know. Speaking of the comics, Foxx stated that the costume won’t be the green and gold we’ve seen in the pages of Spider-Man. The suit will be a black liquid rubber getup and fit in with the more realistic approach to the film.
Marc Webb and all those guys that are doing it are smart, they know that it has to make sense in 2013. The suit is really slick, it’s actually black, but it’s the new age. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow. They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what happened. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.
Foxx let a lot of details out of the bag for the pretty secretive sequel. While the costume could and may change slightly between now and filming, I’d say the suit will be a pretty interesting departure from the green and gold. What do you think of Electro’s backstory? Do you like the sympathetic villain approach?
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Source : MTV via Collider