Sony Pictures has finally confirmed that Jamie Foxx will definitely be starring in the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. Earlier yesterday, director Marc Webb confirmed that Chronicle and Lincoln star Dane DeHaan is portraying Harry Osborn in the superhero sequel.
Foxx, whose name came without any listed connection to any one character, also revealed a few tidbits about the enemy of Spider-Man in an interview:
Electro is a great character. I met with the director, Marc Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked. I think Electro will be an exciting character to play because he’s a genius electrician-type person, and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world, and the next thing you know he turns it on.”
Foxx and DeHaan will join the cast of the next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man alongside Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Shailene Woodley as Columbia Pictures prepares to begin production on the next chapter of the blockbuster franchise (in early 2013 in New York).
With a previous draft, written by James Vanderbilt, the new screenplay is tackled by dynamic duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci with some help from Jeff Pinkner.
The new film is set for release in 3D on May 2nd, 2014.
As for Electro, whose real name is Maxwell ‘Max’ Dillon, he was struck by lightning while working as a lineman for the power company. Instead of dying or suffering from severe brain damage, the electricity took over his body. Upon learning to control that electric, Electro becomes capable of creating and controlling massive amounts of electricity.