‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Jamie Foxx on the Spidey Legacy; Teases Comic-Con 2013 Plans

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Many fans of Sam Raimi’s initial Spider-Man trilogy were skeptical when – only five years later – director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) delivered The Amazing Spider-Man to theaters. Some balked at the thought of rebooting the franchise so soon after Spider-Man 3, while others were hopeful that this new version could rectify the mistakes of that previous film and give the character a fresh start.

Reaction to The Amazing Spider-Man may still be a bit mixed, given the film’s tendency to tread on a bit too much familiar ground regarding the origin of everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood webslinger. However, one point that most fans can agree on is that this series seems intent on opening up Peter Parker’s world a bit more and including more classic characters from the comic books (a wise move considering the character will likely remain out of Marvel Studios’ hands for the time being).

Principal among these new additions is Jamie Foxx as the classic villain Electro. We’ve already gotten hints at how The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will portray the character’s origin as well as looks as both his human and super-villain forms. Now Foxx – speaking with Yahoo! Movies – has commented on the experience of being a part of the Spider-Man universe. Here’s what the Oscar-winning actor had to say:

“Oh, man ― it’s so much fun. The costume is great. They were very creative with it. … It’s part of a remarkable legacy: Spider-Man. I mean, when you’re growing up as a kid, you know, that’s everything. So to be able to be in that is just amazing.”

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Indeed, Spider-Man remains one of the most recognizable and beloved superheroes in comic book history (as well as the star of Sony’s highest-earning franchise currently), but with the bar for comic book films seemingly raising year after year, the film’s success rides, at least in part, on the buzz it builds this summer at Comic-Con.

Foxx, for one, is looking forward to the opportunity to share the film with fans:

“Now I’m just waiting to get to Comic-Con and see how people respond to it. [Director] Marc Webb is a genius, and Amy Pascal and everybody at Sony have just been so gracious to allow me to have this opportunity. So it’s cool.”

Considering how much affection the movie-going public has for Spider-Man, it’s a credit to Sony that they’ve gotten an actor of Foxx’s notoriety to take on the villain role in the franchise, especially if the filmmakers are hoping to build to a Sinister Six storyline several films down the road. Amazing Spider-Man 2 itself is introducing a number of key villains (or villains-in-waiting), such as Rhino, Norman Osborn/Green Goblin and Harry Osborn (who becomes Venom in the Ultimate version of the character).

Foxx’s apparent passion for the world of Spider-Man means that he’s far more likely to reprise the character of Electro, if needed, in sequels. Here’s hoping that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 truly does live up to the hype being generated by its impressive cast.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters on May 14, 2014.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Yes, I think they’re building towards a movie version of the Sinister Six. Should be a lot of fun if they pull it off, which I think they will.

    • If they’re going to do a Sinister Six, they NEED to include Dr. Octopus. He’s been the leader of that team for so many of its incarnations in the comics I couldn’t see it being complete without him. That being said, it’d be hard to top Alfred Molina’s performance. They’d probably have to go into a different direction with the character as well.

      I would say that they would still need a third film to introduce more of the villains anyway. Perhaps in the fourth installment if they get that far.

      • Certain things can work in comics that don’t in films- and having that many villains is one of them. They’ll end up being poorly developed and squandered for future sequels.

      • Yeah, I totally meant they would set it up in the third film. No way they should do them all for the second one.

      • I think Marton Csokas is going to end up being Dr. Octopus.

        http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY0Mjc1NDc4N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjQ0NzEzMQ

      • I agree with everything that Phil said. Doc Ock is a must!!

      • Maybe they’ll go for the last incarnation in the comics (I don’t mean the Marvel Now incarnation)

  2. I’m really just looking forward to a version of venom done the right way.

  3. Sorry guys, Harry Osborne does not become Venom in Ultimate universe. It’s still Eddie Brock, who’s father worked with Peter’s father on a super suit to combat cancer. Eddie Brock later becomes Venom. Harry NEVER becomes Venom. Sorry to have to pull Geek rank on ya.

    • Harry becomes Venom in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. So technically that is the Ultimate Universe.

    • Wasn’t it Eddie Brock Jr in the Ultimate comics?

      I don’t mind who it is but it’d be cool to see a proper Eddie becoming Venom and then somehow deviate from the Ultimate line to show Anti-Venom in future, especially if they bring in Carnage (and again, not too bothered which version of Carnage they use, Kletus Casady or the Gwen Stacey clone).

    • you didnt write the script so please sir or madam tell me who harry osborn will or not be. this is hollywoodland who made madrin into a actor . so again dont predict unless you are the screenwriters child etc. have a good day byeee

    • Yeah, doesn’t Harry become Ultimate Hobgoblin in the comics?

    • In the comics Harrys becomes Ultimate Hobgoblin.

      In the cartoon harry becomes Venom.

  4. I DONT CARE IF ITS EDDIE OR HARRY….WHEN THE SYMBIOTE IS ON HIM I WANT THE BIG MUSCLE EDDIE BROCK LOOKING VENOM……..WE ARE VENOM!!!

    i think its a suit spoiler for harry at end of 2 and introduced in 3

    norman osborn will probably be leader of sinister 6

    • The “we” Venom would be awesome. Venom may have been the worst part of SM3. That and all of the crying… and every scene with MJ… and the emo-dance number.

      *Urp*

      I just threw up in my mouth a little.

      • So the whole movie? ;)

      • Im still shocked that emo parker b***h slapped mary jane when he got angry at that bar… AND she just got back up and brushed it off.. What? His super strenght would have killed her. Now that would have been one hell of a twist.

  5. To bad he’s not playing the real electro, instead we get this ultimate’s crap.

    • So ud rather see a guy in green pjs and a ridiculous star mask “surfing” on powerlines?

      • lol

      • Yeah It’d be better than this garbage.

  6. I so want to see Jaime do his part, its just another of those curiosity on how the character will be performed.