‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Jamie Foxx Talks Electro Costume; Reveals Origin Story

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We’ve been speculating that Electro could appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 since the first film’s mid-credits scene alluded to the existence of electricity-based super-powers similar to that traditionally possessed by the villain. Hence, it didn’t come as a great shock (no pun intended) when the character was confirmed a few months later; though, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx snagging the role came as unexpected news (but welcomed, at least by this writer).

Foxx has been out promoting Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (which hits theaters next week), and took time to shed some light on Electro as presented in the still officially-untitled Amazing Spider-Man sequel – including, his costume and origin story therein.

Black Film asked Foxx about the prospect of donning Electro’s classic (but often-mocked) green-and-yellow duds, to which he replied:

“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 [happens]. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.”

In a separate interview with MTV, Foxx also mentioned:

“[Director] Marc Webb and all those guys who are doing it are smart. They know that it has to make sense in 2013 so the suit is really slick. It’s not green. It’s actually black.”

Based on Foxx’s description, it sounds as though Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2 could bear a close resemblance to character from the “Ultimate Spider-Man” comic book continuity, wherein he wears a black leather costume; not to mention, his bald head and nasty lightning burn scars along his body. That’s in keeping with Amazing Spider-Man, which likewise drew inspiration primarily from the “Ultimate” comics universe. We might even see Foxx made-up with similar physical damage, as part of Webb’s more grounded approach to the Spider-Man mythos.

electro ultimate spider man Amazing Spider Man 2: Jamie Foxx Talks Electro Costume; Reveals Origin Story

Electro artwork for the ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ video game via IGN

During that same MTV interview, Foxx also revealed some specific details about Electro’s origins in the second Amazing Spider-Man installment:

MILD SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

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“What you’ll see is that, for his whole life, no one is talking to him. People have stolen his ideas at the big company. He’s a nobody. At a certain point, Spider-Man bumps into him and says, ‘You’re my guy. You’re my ears and eyes on the street.’ Then he says his name, [Max] and no one has ever said [Max] Dillon’s name. He goes, ‘Wow’ and, when Spider-Man leaves, he sort of thinks that, “I am Spider-Man’s partner!” He’s cutting out Spider-Man’s face and pasting it on all his boards… Everything goes bad with his mom. She doesn’t remember his birthday. He has something tragic happen and, when it turns on, he lights it up.”

Such a re-envisioning of Electro’s origins – from a screenplay co-written by James Vanderbilt, Jeff Pinkner, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci – could make the character more pitiable (and pathetic) than previous Spider-Man film antagonists. Moreover, it takes into account the ongoing evolution of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), who remains a reckless teenager learning important lessons about his superhero responsibilities (like, for example, trusting the right people).

On the other hand: there are some shades of Jim Carrey’s Riddler origin story from Batman Forever in Foxx’s description; though, it’s a safe bet that Foxx will offer a more understated and serious rendition of Max Dillon – similar to Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors in Amazing Spider-Man (pre-transformation, at least) – rather than follow in Carrey’s scenery-chewing steps.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (not the official title) stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Shailene Woodley and Dane DeHaan. It opens in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

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Source: Black Film, MTV

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  1. Good stuff. Much like an on screen purple Hawkeye, a green and yellow suit with a bolt mask would have looked just silly in 2014.

    • Wrongo in both cases! I think the comic costumes: Hawkeye’s blue and purple, and Electro’s green and yellow, as in the early comics–would be perfect! All these movie people putting every character in black leather either must have a kinky black leather clothing fetish, or be into cheap plastic-covered 60′s retro furniture coverings!

      • HAHAHAHAHAH!!!! Thank Youuuuuuu Goldi!! I really hate repeating myself nomatter what it is I’m talking about, but in this case I couldn’t agree with you more. This is what I’ve been trying to drill into all these “grounded in reality” thinking, “colorful costumes look silly” spouting, “Dark Knight looks real because Bats is wearing black” crap that the seemingly majority seems to agree with. Color is what makes these characters stand out the most aside from anything else. So why rob them of this trademark quality & rob us from seeing them wear it? We as humans do not see this world in all black like dogs, so we shouldn’t have to see our beloved heroes that way either. PERIOD!!

        • Couldnt agree with you more…we have had enough of the “Nolan-ised” super heroes…bring on the old school stuff!

        • You actually have a point. I cant tell you how disappointed I was when I saw Wolverine wearing a boring leather onesie instead of his trademaek yellow and blue suit in the Xmen films.

      • I will also lend my support to the PoV.

        You CAN have both color in a costume, make it look good and not “silly”. It just takes extra effort to make it work which they obviously aren’t willing to do. Instead they are going to be lazy and go with the now horribly cliche black leather because black is always in style (thanks X-Men?)

        • Uh maybe people should look more into who the character is first. Hawkeye was a government operative so it makes total sense what he wore in the Avengers as opposed to what he wore in comics. Sorry but, I think costume changes to fit the era as opposed to ” trying to stay with the comic source” is a but better. No one is saying costumes are all Nolanised just because they’re black. The costume has to be both functional, relative, and look good on film.

          • Totally agree with the costume looking good on film…But to not have a compromise between the comics and the new era is a bit unfair…i would have accepted a really dark green over black…just like daredevil’s costume was a darker red…and dark-gold lightning strips …all im saying is that they could have kept the colors, and not make them loud as hell like they are in the comics and cartoons

          • I agree. Character is more important than appearance, and it has to be in context; I am still haunted by the campy, homoerotic tone of Batman & Robin (why on earth did their suits have nipples on them) that I am hungry for realism. Fantasy is more fun when it feels real. Colorful tights worked in Kickass, but the movie pulled in an audience because it was marketed as a superhero parody. From what I’ve seen of Jamie Foxx’s costume, he’s based off of the Ultimate Electro, and it’s amazing. He’s blue-skinned and has crazy purple eyes, and he’s covered in scars, they outdid themselves. Realism all the way; I watch these movies to escape reality, not be so off-put by ludicrousness that I’m pushed back into reality.

  2. Man, it’s a long wait until we get to see Foxx’s interpretation of Electro. I’ll settle for Django until that date though.

  3. Well, this movie seems to be coming together nicely.

  4. To the writer, I think you meant Max Dillon haha not “Matt” Dillon. So close yet so far away…

    • Sorry, my bad.

      It’s been corrected.

  5. Part of me wishes that they would just go with the classic costume, as ridiculous as it was. I think it will be fine either way with Jamie Foxx in the role, but I think they are too worried about trying to be “grounded”.

    • I’m sick & tired of these people(Directors & Co.)thinking that “grounded” means that color is “The New Black”. First X-Men….Actually first Batman from the ’90′s then X-Men then Batman again even in the 21st century, now Electro!!? Don’t these people know that it’s not the colors that neccessarily makes these outfits stand out it’s the designs. Why don’t they just keep the colors how they’re supposed to be & just design something that looks alot “grounded”!?

      • Part of “grounded” is “realistic.” So black makes more sense for the fact that these people are going out, incognito and under cover of darkness, etc, and they need colors that will blend in and make it more inconspicuous. Green and yellow during a heist or threatening situation looks rather ridiculous (even Loki’s costume is toned down, chromatically). It’s harder to ID a criminal if everyone saw “a guy in black” versus a specific color combination. It’s like paramilitary. You wear black because it blends in and is more ubiquitous.
        I don’t disagree on the comment about design though: a dulled-colored costume with the right accents can be well done (again, like Loki), but it has to be done with care. (I’d wager it’s because a lot of film “costumers” aren’t comic book fans, per se, so they don’t look at it from that level).

        • +1

        • @dre. You just proved my point exactly. Loki’s look was pulled off perfectly by using what these people hate to use when creating these characters outfits, “Color”. Sure it wasn’t “Spandex”, but I clearly don’t remember anyone saying that spandex was manditory for anyone. The problem with these people is that they don’t want to take the neccessary time & effort to figure out how to create these uniforms without making them look ridiculous. So all they do is say to themselves “let’s just create something that looks good in black”. That’s pathetic & laziness on their part.

          • @dre…again. As far as your “blending” into rather than standing out comment goes, you’re only looking at it from a perspective that’s irrelevant when discussing these characters. Remember, these are super powered beings we’re talking about here. Why the heck would they need or for that matter want to blend in anywhere? If I had abilities like Loki or even Electro(preferably Loki’s of course)I could kick all your butts & takeover any city of any state of any country on any planet. Your reason for blending in would only pertain to a common criminal which clearly non of these “Super Villians” are.

          • Thank you for making sense

        • black should not be a first or last resort…a more “grounded” dark army green and a dark gold would have been awesome if they did it right…

      • @ Broadway

        You got my vote. There’s alot of comic characters imo that wouldn’t be as great if they were grounded as much as possible. It would be like Magento’s countless army of mutants in X3 that i had no idea who the heck they were or just characters made for the film.

        • Exactly Wally!! Don’t these people know that color actually matters? What would it look like if “All” our beloved comic characters started wearing black. Superman, The Avengers(minus Black Widow because that’s her actual uniform color), Green Lantern(it’s bad enough his movie looked terrible does he have to also), Spidey(o.k. he did wear black but that was in context to the story so that gets a pass). I think I’ve made my point perfectly clear thank you.

      • Electro… “GROUNDED”…. see what they did there?

      • In their defense, Comic Book Electro has a star mask. The Avengers got rid of Hawkeye’s H Mask.

        • Actually in more recent comics they got rid of his actual star-like mask and now he just wears face paint (I think) in the same pattern/design as the old mask. I think the face paint thing could work great in tandem with his more classic costume style for the movie. But they”re gonna do what they”re gonna do I guess…

      • Agree. Color can be grounded. Look at the military. Little black and designed to be extremely functional. What about the look from the Spectacular Spider-man cartoon. Nothing could be more grounded than an insulated suit, and they used the original colors. He wouldn’t have to be electrified all the time to get the effect. It could be like the Lizard’s lab coat. A few times was enough to make a fan smile.

      • Here, here! Right as rain!

      • I think it’s more choosing what’s right for that character. Hawkeye in black makes sense because he’s a SHIELD operative and that’s his standard uniform. Ditto for Black Widow. Captain America, on the other hand, is supposed to be seen and is supposed to be a symbol, that’s why his costume is more colorful, same with Superman. Batman is in the shadows, so it only makes sense for him to be in black (and traditionally, his costume was black—the blue was just intended to represent highlights because this was back at a time when comic coloring wasn’t as sophisticated as it is now). Iron Man is wearing a flashy suit of armor because Tony Stark himself is flashy. Thor and Loki are both wearing Asgardian armor that fits with the places they come from.

        And Spidey is this young, idealistic hero who kind of likes the attention he’s getting, so he’s colorful. And a guy like Electro, it makes sense that a criminal would want to stay more low-key than his superheroic counterpart. Spider-Man 2 is widely considered one of the best comic book movies ever, and I don’t recall a single complaint that Alfred Molina wasn’t wearing the classic green and orange jumpsuit. Probably because the movie look made more sense.

        How about we stop jumping on the “they don’t understand the source material” because of the freaking costumes? Costumes are redesigned all the time in the comics, there’s nothing wrong with the movies taking their own approach. It’s not like Electro’s costume is iconic.

        • Hawk eye actually had purple in his suit if you pay close attention…doc oc’s costume had a familiar color…even the black xmen suits had a familiar color and design….most fans would not complain if the costume had at least a little bit of a familliar color

      • Photos of Jamie Foxx in costume was released today. He’s certainly colorful; skin as blue as the sky. And not all of the movies are like that. Iron Man doesn’t shy from color; The Amazing Spider-Man didn’t shy from color (Garfield’s costume was actually brighter than MacGuire’s); I think the directors are trying to avoid the campy catastrophe of Batman Forever.

    • I am one of the few people that actually liked Hawkeye’s original costume better than the Ultimate version. I think that Electro’s costume could be changed into a more modern look without losing the feel of the original suit. But whatever. I just hope that they Make Max out to be the low self esteem and ignored guy that he was. Hopefully everything turns out great!

      • @Rogue. If your one of a few I’m right there with you. I don’t like his “Ultimate” outfit at all. Live action, animated it doesn’t matter. Give the man back his purple dammit!!

        • Yep, me too! Loved both costumes from the 60s/70′s!

          • I am the same here, I want to see the classic costumes, really Hawkeye just felt like a sheild goon rather than an individual hero, and where is his Hoverbike!

            • I agree Mando. I didn’t even catch-on that it was Hawkeye in the Thor movie until I’d seen it twice. Just another mercenary in black..nothing to see here.

              • The scene in Thor was really only meant for fans of the comics. Only they would recognize that there’s only one guy on the Avengers that uses a bow & arrow. In the group film though is where he wore his official “battle” uniform. Which I thought completely sucked.

                • If Captain America can run around looking like a Y,CA reject in spandex than why can’t Hawkeye. All they needed to say was that he was Black Ops and his identity is classified and give him a mask. Problem solved.

  6. EXCELSIOR! :)

  7. I wonder if Jamie will “get to kill all the white folks” in this movie too? What a piece of crap.

    • Your comment is rather obtuse. What’s a piece of crap?

  8. What is next? A more realistic version of AVENGERS?

    • Why not? Marvel’s comic The Ultimates did it. The Ultimates Volume 1 and Volume 2 are easily better crafted stories than Whedon’s cinematic Avenger’s. It even managed to make the character’s individuals rather than plot points with no discernible character arcs.

  9. I really want Jack O’Lantern to appear in The Amazing Spider-Man. The latest incarnation should be used since he’s a psycho (I know the others were but he’s more grounded in reality then the rest in my opinion). Also they can’t use Green Goblin I’m assuming since they clearly don’t want to use any Sam Rami villains and Jack is the next best thing to Green Goblin (well when it comes to crazy people flying around on weird flying contraptions)

    • @James. I’m only guessing here, but judging by your “grounded in reality” comments you prefer comicbook films that are mainly similar to the Dark Knight trilogy. I could be wrong about that, however, let me make my point about how I feel & think where that’s concern. That trilogy for the most part…maybe…got alot of things right in most areas of it’s presentation. However, like all other films of it’s type it too had mistakes here & there. One of those glearing mishaps, & again this is my opinion only, were the costumes/uniforms they chose for those characters. Only a handful of them reminded me what it was like to see those people in the comics & animated series/movies.

      I know what your going to say about “grounded” & “realism” so let me just finally make my point about the whole comicbook industry when it comes to these films. At the end of the day there’s one specific “world” all these people belong to, & that’s the fantasy one. Keep that in mind when judging how you think these films look or should look in your opinion. Yes it’s great to sometimes ground these characters in a setting that looks & feels more familiar to us, but that formula doesn’t always equal success either. Just keep in mind that realism & fantasy can be used to present these fantastic & wonderful characters we all know & love. Colorful costumes or not, eventhough I would prefer colorful one’s more.

      • Now that you’ve made a good point I have a rebuttal. The comics are fantasy yes for the most part but,”grounding” the Batman films was Nolan’s unique approach to a character that could exist in the actual world not a fantasy world thus he wanted to create a believable character and a believable world and that’s why he grounded Batman. Also, his decisions about what costumes work for his films actually are 100% intuitive and logical. His version of Batman had his equipment second hand from military application it wasn’t like Lucius Fox knew Bruce would be batman so he could design batman equipment before hand. So the stuff looks like it’s for war or practical use and it actually fit the film and the time. Everyone had costumes that were practical and fitting to the direction of the film. Who would you be more intimidated by, a guess in gray and black tights in an alley or a guy in militaristic blacked out body armor in the same said alley? Costumes in movies change for movies because they need to make sense not just be true to the comics. Electro’s comic costume no matter how original would look ridiculous on film and no one would take a guy looking like that seriously trying to rob a bank. Just like Hawkeye’s original comic costume would make no sense coming from a government super agent background “grounded” or not those costumes don’t translate well to film that’s part of why wolverine didn’t have the yellow and blue spandex from the comic

        • Wish somebody had told Josh Whedon that when crafting Captain America’s ridiculous attire. Should of just upgraded his uniform from the first film instead of putting on that silly spandex costume. He demanded no respect.

      • The entire “grounded in realism” argument is poppycock. Basically if a comic isn’t silly, then the script doesn’t need to be silly. Batman and Robin wasn’t a bad film because it wasn’t grounded in reality, it was a bad film because the filmmakers didn’t respect the character or the source material. There was nothing silly about the Bane storyline in Batman.

        Realism in a comicbook film is an illusion at best. Two-face is not a realistic character, and he certainly wasn’t in Nolan’s film. Nolan’s Batman, for all it’s supposed “grounding” requires a huge amount of suspension of disbelief, and with the third film a disregarding of plot holes you could sail a luxury liner through.

        As far as costumes go, yeah, you have to tweak costumes a bit, because 2D and 3D are not the same; likewise artists don’t have to be bothered by little inconveniences like fabric, physics or a lot a stuff an actually person would have to contend with, but oft-times they really are taking the lazy way out.

    • Naw, let’s have Scorpion and Mysterio next. But Electro is a good choice for this immediate next film.

      • And dont forget Rhino and Shocker as well

      • I certainly hope that the scorpion will be the next antagonist to be used for the third part of the spidey trilogy.

        • I too would’ve loved to see Mysterio

          • Anything would be better than ASM’s Lizard. Worse comicbook movie villain since Red Skull. No depth.

      • I would love to see a redo at venom and introducing carnage. that would be awesome to see

        • I’m excited to see Eddie Brock as a developed character; characters have always been Marvel’s strong point, not just blank faces under costumes, that and their take on social and political issues like in X-Men and Iron Man (if you replace “mutant” with any social minority group and watch the X-Men films, you’ll see it). I want to like Eddie Brock before he’s corrupted and turned into a monster. In Spider-Man 3, I couldn’t stand him from the beginning.

  10. Im excited for this movie. Thats really all i wanna say lol. Have complete faith in Jamie Foxx.

  11. I said it before,and I’ll say it again,Foxx would’ve been a much better Tombstone.

    Unfortunately,they are going down the same path with the whole Norman Osborne storyline,which to me has a been there,done that feel.

    I wish that they would follow some of the storyline of the cartoon The Spectacular Spider-Man where Tombstone was the main heavy in the overall story arc.

  12. This could be Jaime Foxx’s biggest stretch in his career; playing a character who isn’t full of himself. And who poses like that for a photo other than a high school D-bag at the prom.

    • actualy Electro is one of the most egotisitical villian around, though super frustrated since he always fails XD

      • Oops. I read the above article.

      • Obviously you haven’t seen “Ray” which in itself was a character not full of himself

        • +1.

          • or Collateral.

            • or The Soloist.

  13. I don’t think you can describe a character with decades of history, and numerous interpretations as “one of the most egotistical villains around”. It undermines the idea that characters change over time. I’ve seen the all powerful Electro, the blame everyone for your problems Electro, the near suicidal Electro, the bullied by all the cool kids Electro, the creation of the Red Skull Electro, the throw away supporting character Electro, etc. And this will be another interpretation of the character.

  14. I think foxx is fantastic I can’t wait for the sequel

  15. Sadly, as much as I love Electro’s costume in the comics, I always knew it wouldn’t work in the movies. It… just wouldn’t. So I’m pretty open to whatever new interpretation they come up with for this character. I do enjoy the idea of a villain with electricity-based powers so this should be fun, either way.

  16. so far I like the concept of this character but I honestly cant see Jaime Foxx playing this character I guess i`m so use to his comedy acts

    • I agree with you. I like Jamie Foxx and he pulls off serious roles very well. But this type of character they are throwing him into doesn’t work for me. He doesn’t sell the character. Jamie Foxx is a “sex symbol” in Hollywood. He isn’t the character he described. Grab Jaleel White and then Im sold.

      • Plus, a good actor melts into a role. You can’t judge an actor for portraying the character well, otherwise I’d still intensely hate Danny Glover after watching The Color Purple. Foxx has played some very interesting characters, and as we’ve discovered these past few years, what the public qualifies as a sex symbol is drastically changing. People found Bane sexy, Bane! Mickey Rourke made Ivan Vanko a sexy villain (though I thought the performance was not very threatening). People are suckers for the anguished, despairing tragic villain, and when you combine that with swagger, you can create a “sex symbol” that isn’t the typical Hollywood metrosexual.

    • I used to think the same thing but you should see some of the movies he’s been in where he plays serious roles like “Collateral” , “Ray”, even “Django Unchained”.

  17. I hear everyone saying they want to see the classic costume, we want it because it looked growing up and in cartoons. Picture jamie fox walking in electros green costume with the star mask it would look hilarious maybe in the costume throw a type of green in it with the black the mask would look cheesy on him, would like to see a green in the costume think the movie is going in the right direction.

    • Yea because he was such the sex symbol in “Ray” and “Ali”. He’s proven he has depth as an actor so I’m sure Electro won’t be a problem for him despite his real life “Sex Appeal”

  18. The color palette can definitely be extended out to encompass certain hues of blue and grays and maybe even browns and reds those blend well with backgrounds depending on the composition of the scene and how they’re lit. From what we saw in the ASM costume design I’d imagine that they will play with this costume like they did with Spider-Man’s with texture and color. It would really surprise me if they just stuck to black…

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  20. I’m not trying to be a naysayer, but I don’t really care for the character description of Electro so far. In every spider-man film, they’ve used a villain who you’re supposed to pity and feel sorry for. I’m not against that. Some of my favorite film villains of all time were that way. But in the Spider-man films its been over done. They get boring in scene-after-scene of them reestablishing themselves as some mopey misunderstood person at heart. Give us a villain who’s pure evil! That hasn’t been done before in a Spider-man film!

    • well Kingpin isnt avaible, however Vulture, Rhino, or Shocker are all good options, or chameleon, there are a number of good ones, however most are team up villians. then you got Hydroman with the personal vendetta and Mysterio who is out for revenge, however he isnt pure evil, there are in fact very few who are, cept maybe Carnage.

      • That’s true I agree there hasn’t been a pure evil villain in a Spider-man film but then again, he has a very small list of pure evil villains in the comics as well and most of them are not names that people with no history of reading comics would know ( Carnage, Morlun for example).

      • None of the villains you named aside from Carnage are pure evil they all have something none evil in nature motivating them. Kingpin is about power and money now he can be a bad man but he’s not so much “evil incarnate” which is what a pure evil villain would be. Vulture was about revenge not evil, Rhino was a petty thug turned experiment not evil, Shocker was a henchman in it for money, fortune, not evil, Chameleon is about money not evil, and Hydroman as well as Mysterio were about revenge not evil. Carnage was a serial killer long before he became Carnage. He as a villain is a great example of evil incarnate

  21. First off I love Spiderman ever since the start. Stan Lee in creating him wanted to give fans an hero which they could relate to in terms of life . So already he’s sorta “grounded”, there’s nothing wrong with grounding an comic book character except when it’s just an attempt to mimic other’s work. The Ultimates series was. I assume Marvel’s foray into placing their characters closer to reality. And it worked , it brought new energy to beloved, time worn heroes. MOVIES , because they involve motion requires a lot of planning when coming to costuming , some thing work -other just look silly.To me the “black Ops “/ paramilitary/ functional look of the Ultimates and the Avengers worked -the X-men not so .
    In the case of Spiderman you’re planning on two fronts -1) Fans will want to see the familiar but honestly the comics are an VERY visual medium where flash sells often more than in film or television. The performer must be FIT so it hangs right on their body, they must be able to see, hear and move well. Take a good look at the original outfit, a man wearing that WANTS to be seen, a lot of why pertains to ego-an major enabler in being an bad guy! 2) The average viewer might see the original suit as …silly which undermines the performance. That Ultimate Electro suit is nice -simple but the accents say that the wearer is definitely a threat so selling the character just became easier. The Old suit had a sizable mask that cover the face. Honestly I doubt any films will have the entire original outfits especially those with masks . Its about making the project accessible to non-fans as possible . And guys, what looks great to us may have the exact opposite affect when viewed by others . And as far as Spidey foes lets not forget to include one who would be crazy for several reasons-He’s bigger than Spidey so there’s an definite threat of a beat down, He requires no SFX , they would HAVE to create an new costume-his is a little silly looking now. And there’s a guy who while new to acting could do a good job -Wrestler/MMA Dave Baustista as Kraven the Hunter!
    Look altering /updating costumes is less vital than maintaining the core of the characters and stories-we’re NEVER going to get an pure and perfect recreation of the comics we love but if the DK , Ironman and Avengers can spawn (sorry bad plug!) bigger ,better and most of all MORE comic films I’m be okay with changes.

    • I agree with you 99% lol the 1% is disagreeing with Batista being Kraven. Kraven wasn’t that big compared to Spidey, isn’t Batista like 6’6″-6’7″? That’s too big and tall considering the original Kraven is probably at most 6’2″-6’3″. Also Batista would need to learn a Russian accent and be fast and flexible compared to the stocky, robotic like Batista

      • @Kevin, Actually looking back Kraven WAS a lot bigger than Spidey . Keep in mind Peter/Spidey was a High Schooler at that point and Kraven an seasoned ,professional hunter and a adult the size difference is not so out of place.Peter, even after the spider bite wasn’t suddenly buff and bigger, this was an huge selling point for fans -he was skinny and average looking! Plus the size difference enhances the action, who doesn’t get off watching David defeat Goliath?Just imagine the current Spidey getting thrown around by a REAL flesh and blood foe of that size! In the Amazing Spiderman the Lizard was way larger than most of the cast while in the comics he’s about 6’2″.Basically I’m saying with Larger than Life Heroes you need bigger foes .

        • Oh don’t disagree with that at all Peter to this day in Marvel profiles put him as an average sized male 5’10″ 165lbs which are as kind of skinny depending on the proportion because I regularly workout lift weights and I’m 5’10″ 150 lbs with 7-8 % body fat and people tend to be bigger than me. The original Steve Ditko lizard might have been 6’2″ but the later version are much bigger. I think Kraven in a movie would be great in fact it would be perfect now that they’ve done a first film and it’s said the second film shows Spidey as having fun and good at being Spidey now

          • Thanks for the reply! I really don’t mind the size altering when transitioning from comics to films, I’m no hardcore fanboy that demands perfection. I’m more concerned with story content and fun! I would really love if Marvel started to bring up some of Spidey’s lesser foes : Paste-Pot Pete, Mysterio (one of my favs!) The Vulture guys like this can be often easier to rationalize/reality ground than say The Rhino. Marvel’s must make a decision soon concerning Mutants/Supra-humans in this universe how much is the Marvel universe’s citizens aware of? After the Avengers ,X-Men,Ironman and Blade I don’t think it”s a secret anymore. The reaction of the NYC citizens is just as important as characters themselves. As of now in that universe there are no limits so character that shouldn’t exist can within an explainable framework.

  22. Maybe light bolts from his eyes making a brief star-like effect? ha ha ha

    Seriously, I’m glad they are fumping the star mask and the outfit. I would expect the character to have some rubber, however in order to ‘control’ his electric power.

    BW, wouldn’t it be neat if they went an extra mile with Electro, and have him cause technoloical related-terror just by the touch of a finger? he could shut down he Daily Bugle’s ‘viral’ website! ha ha ha

    (c’mon…? why wouldn’t you?)

  23. This movie just keeps getting worse and worse.

    • Sounds like another whinny, hating comment to me. The first film made 750 million worldwide no that’s not record smashing numbers but they’re numbers that show success

      • It still was a subpar movie with a selfish jerk for Peter Parker. Rami’s film might have not got all the finer Spidey points right but from a narrative point of view it is vastly superior.

  24. I think Foxx can pull off what was described in the article. Remember his performance in “Collateral?” However, I would rather him play a flashy character, a gangster-type, who’s powerful and cool from the opening instead of a loner who goes mad.

    • Your idea sounds fine but the problem is 1. They’re using Jamie Fox as star power to pull more numbers
      2. While Fox is a great actor, the type of character you’re saying he should play would be a sort of type cast role for him

  25. To be honest, the more I think of Jamie Foxx as Electro, the more im getting excited for this film. I really think Foxx will do great in this role. He’s shaping up to be an amazing actor and hes gonna nail it. After seeing Django Unchained, I have no doubt he’ll definetly stand out in The Amazing Spiderman sequel.

  26. Can we elctro’s suit

  27. Im happy that the storylines are being followed a bit closer now. X-men was the worst trilogy ever created not because of the costumes….but because of how wrong the story was. actually the costumes were the only good parts. I like the revised Electro which is based off the Ultimate version so they are still using an actual character, It just fits best in the 2013 world we live in. These character were created waaaayyy before CGI. Back in the day, imagination was needed to bring the character to life in your mind and the characters were created and designed to do so. Things change over time and the new look so to speak is needed. Its still a business and they’re in it to make money so you have to appeal to the crowd that doesn’t know who electro is. Why? Because all of us who are commenting and whether we like the costumes or not…are still going to go watch it lol.
    Personally I like the blue skin with the hood and scars. It actually fits the character better for visual prowess for the viewer…when you think of electricity what color comes to mind? It sure isn’t green and yellow blue and white with maybe some purple is more accurate and when he starts hurling lighting at spidey with that bright glowing blue skin and sparks and current going throughout his body instead of a big yellow faceplate that looks like a toy Halloween mask..you might change your mind. The movie is not set in 1948…its current and if he existed today I doubt he’d wear a bright green spandex jumpsuit with yellow knee-high boots and a mask with 8 inch lighting bolts sticking out of it. At first we couldn’t make the HULK so they painted Lou ferigno (pardon my spelling) to symbolize a giant monster, same thing with Electro’s new look

  28. Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and
    tested to see if it can survive a thirty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation.
    My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is totally
    off topic but I had to share it with someone!