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Jamie Foxx Discusses Electro's Costume for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Is the actor stepping into the original green and yellow design?

Electro's 616 costume isn't exactly the easiest piece of attire to translate to the big screen. So will we see Jamie Foxx squish into the bright and tight goofy costume or do they have something else in mind? BlackFilm had a chance to ask Jamie Foxx about the costume and it sounds like it might be more inspired by the Ultimate universe costume.

It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different color. They (the producers) want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic bookie, 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 happen. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.
In the script, this villain is the first time it’s be written really, really well. Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb both commented on how great the script is, so it should be an exciting time.

-Jamie Foxx

"A liquid rubber?" This makes sense for Maxwell Dillon, but could this also be the very early stages of the symbiote? After all, it wasn't an alien in the Ultimate universe... it was created. But back to Electro. What are your thoughts on them apparently keeping a distance from the classic (and campy) 616 costume?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will swing into theaters May 2, 2014.

Source: Blackfilm

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Posted by Shazam78

Yeah stay away from the classic costume some things look better in cartoons and comics than would in real life. It will interesting to see what the final result looks like.

Posted by judasnixon
Posted by Chaos Burn

I still think Jamie Foxx is too good an actor to play some electric thug.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@judasnixon said:

There's said to be a comic stereotype that black guys always get electric powers.

Posted by Lvenger

Glad to hear they're keeping away from the classic costume. Although I'd hoped for a more electrical based look for Electro. But I'm sure Webb has some great plans in that regard.

Posted by Sammo21

I think its a stretch to think that it would have anything to do with the symbiote.

I'm more worried about the fact Emma Stone might die in this movie but not at the hands of the Green Goblin.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Liquid Rubber sounds like an idea why he would have a costume in the first place. The guy has electrical problems and cannot control himself (like in that Spider-man cartoon) and so they make a liquid rubber costume to insulate him. And instead it becomes his super villain costume.

I hope he has a scarred up face like the ultimate Electro.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

I'de kinda like to see a Ult. Hawkeye style but around the wrist and up the arms have like his veins glowing a neon blue color and his eyes the same way....

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

@Shazam78 said:

Yeah stay away from the classic costume some things look better in cartoons and comics than would in real life. It will interesting to see what the final result looks like.

I agree!

Posted by Gambit1024

@Sammo21 said:

I'm more worried about the fact Emma Stone might die in this movie but not at the hands of the Green Goblin.

I'm concerned about this too.

Posted by IronAngelX

I feel the Ultimate version or something similar would be best.

Posted by Rumble Man

@Cafeterialoca said:

@judasnixon said:

There's said to be a comic stereotype that black guys always get electric powers.

maybe because they have electrifying dance moves?

Posted by Teerack

Why is electo black?

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Posted by Pyrogram

Why call it amazing spiderman and give it ultimate stuff...

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Posted by RedK

really surprised that the same people who didn't want Donald Glover to play spidey aren't going on about Foxx as Electro

Posted by fables87

@Cafeterialoca said:

@judasnixon said:

There's said to be a comic stereotype that black guys always get electric powers.

Never realized this and this fits Static Shock too.

Posted by stumpy49er

Can't say I even care anymore. Sure I'll see it, because it's Spiderman, but nothing about this film franchise is interesting to me.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

I'm on the fence period of even caring about the sequel. I wouldn't mind Jamie Foxx as a villain (he's a pretty good actor in everything. Example being the film Stealth), and the Ultimate Electro is vastly different enough so as not to mess up the regular 616 Electro.

But after a Saturday Night Live thing involving Django Unleashed, the less I hear what he has to say the better.

Posted by Mbecks14

@Cafeterialoca said:

@judasnixon said:

There's said to be a comic stereotype that black guys always get electric powers.

Yeah I was just realizing that...

I don't know if it's a "stereotype" as much as it's just a weird pattern.

Irregardless, I'm looking forward to Foxx/Electro in the sequel

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@Sammo21 said:

I think its a stretch to think that it would have anything to do with the symbiote.

I'm more worried about the fact Emma Stone might die in this movie but not at the hands of the Green Goblin.

Yeah I doubt they'd touch the Symbiote stuff since they screwed it up so bad in the last Raimi movie.

I don't think they'd kill off Emma Stone so quickly, She is a big star now. Plus they did establish Oscorp and Norman Osborn in the Amazing Spider-man and Harry was just cast. I could see the sequel setting up Mary Jane, Norman Osborn and Harry Osborn. Then in the inevitable 3rd movie they kill off Gwen with Green Goblin.

Also what happened to the idea of this being called "The Spectacular Spider-man"? or was that whole rumor and Morbius being in the movie debunked?

Posted by neiliusprime

My name is Lectro, the "E" is silent :P

Posted by SimonM7

"In the script, this villain is the first time it’s be written really, really well."

Irony. :)

Posted by Video_Martian

Bring on Electro!

Posted by Meteorite

Personally, I thought that Electro's appearance in Spider-Man: Web of Shadows looked pretty decent.

Posted by Spideycap

@Chaos Burn said:

I still think Jamie Foxx is too good an actor to play some electric thug.

Damn, they really need to make a Static movie.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@SimonM7 said:

"In the script, this villain is the first time it’s be written really, really well."

Irony. :)

Posted by The Average Bear

I think/hope this role could be perfect if Jaime can put his heart and soul into this role

Posted by longbowhunter

I never expected to see the yellow and green suit anyway.

Posted by spideygirl

@Sammo21 said:

I think its a stretch to think that it would have anything to do with the symbiote.

I'm more worried about the fact Emma Stone might die in this movie but not at the hands of the Green Goblin.

I hope she dies at the hands of Green Goblin, maybe she will die in the 3rd movie!

Posted by sturmritter

Jamie Foxx really has turned me off to this movie, based upon his "Joke" about how he got to kill all the white men in Django. I'm so sick of actors, racism and politics. I guess making a comment about this makes me a racist political hack too. Go figure. At least I'm not forced to buy a ticket to see this movie.

Posted by fodigg

They (the producers) want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded

Haha.

Posted by LordRequiem

If it doesn't have the electric spikes around his head then I'll be disappointed. But of course the character is white and Foxx is black so I'm already disappointed they feel the need to mess with things like that.

Posted by GothamRed

@fables87 said:

@Cafeterialoca said:

@judasnixon said:

There's said to be a comic stereotype that black guys always get electric powers.

Never realized this and this fits Static Shock too.

And black lightning, lightning, storm, azari, aqualad 2, etc.

Posted by Dernman

Meh electro.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

I'd like to see a version of the Spectacular Spider-Man costume.

It KINDA looks like his classic costume, but not utterly ridiculous. Yes I admit Electro's classic costume is horrendous and I like Thor's classic Kirby costume. That says something right there.

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@Video_Martian said:

Bring on Electro!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@RedK said:

really surprised that the same people who didn't want Donald Glover to play spidey aren't going on about Foxx as Electro

no one really cares about Electro tbh (hardcore Spidey mythos fans excluded)

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Posted by nappystr8

I actually think their have been some very good looking interpretations of the classic Electro suit in recent years. Sure, even the best of those would have to be tweaked to look good in live action but it could easily be done. At the end of the day the costume is not as important as the writing and acting, so I'm still very excited to see Foxx's take on the character.

I really like the idea that his liquid rubber suit might be a prototype symbiote of some kind. That would actually be a very good way of subtly introducing it. I also have a feeling that Carnage is in the not-too-distant future for the franchise, so a symbiote doesn't necessarily mean a retread of Venom.

Posted by GR2Blackout

@judasnixon said:

Lol. How about....

Posted by DarklyDreamingDeadpool

horrible, i don't see him as electro. amazing spider-man was one of the worst cbm's i've ever seen and by the way, foxx allready ruined lynch in the upcoming kane and lynch movie.

Posted by mattwing87

I'd like to see something like the Ultimate universe look with the blue/white skin like Dr. Manhattan.

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

I'm pretty excited for this movie. I loved the first one so I'm expecting it to be rad.

Posted by PopRock123

Hope this movie ends up being good I loved the first one but I am not a big fan of Electro.

Posted by KnightRise

@Mbecks14 said:

@Cafeterialoca said:

@judasnixon said:

There's said to be a comic stereotype that black guys always get electric powers.

Yeah I was just realizing that...

I don't know if it's a "stereotype" as much as it's just a weird pattern.

Irregardless, I'm looking forward to Foxx/Electro in the sequel

I, for the record, do in fact have electric powers.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Any design that does not use yellow and green as the primary color scheme, I'll be happy.

Posted by VeganDiet

Electro's newest design seen in Ends of The Earth wasn't so bad. I think with a few tweaks it would have worked out okay.

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

This will be crap.

If the rumor about Morbius isn't true then I will not see this film.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Probably a good idea. Now that I see this new likeness and not the old campy costume, makes me have more faith int hem choosing Electro as a villain for the upcoming movie. The look is great!

Posted by FanofUltraman

I will pray to every conceivable god in hopes of Toby Maguire having a cameo.

Posted by wdchefdave

Seems like back in the late '70s... while fighting The Falcon... Electro proved to be a racist.

I guess that won't be a problem in this movie.

Please, just no "tons of tatoos" as most black heroes get thrown on them in comics and movies.

Blade and others.

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