The unmistakable Jamie Foxx recently sat down with MTV to talk about his upcoming role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Max Dillon, better known as Electro. This comes just a week and a half after his appointment as the lead villain in the upcoming film, and the actor has wasted no time in revealing juicy details.
“You’ll see his whole life is just no one is talking to him,” said Foxx of the character’s backstory. “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.'”
As it is with almost every comic book villain, things don’t stay awe inspiring and good. Jamie Foxx doesn’t mind explaining exactly why that is, either.
“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,” Foxx continued. “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.”
Foxx didn’t even mind going into details about the character’s costume. As has been the case with all comic book based movies (except for Iron Man and Thor, possibly) director Marc Webb has decided to take a step back in Electro’s otherwise outlandish costume.
“Marc Webb and all those guys that are doing it are smart,” Jamie Foxx explained. “They know that it has to make sense in 2013. 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. The suit is really slick, it’s actually black, but it’s the new age.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will see the return of stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in addition to Foxx. Most recently, as another new addition, Dane Dehaan has been selected to play the always important role of Harry Osborn. To anyone who’s seen Chronicle, this should come as no surprise — the guy has some talent.
With the amount of recent press surrounding the sequel, it may be hard to imagine that The Amazing Spider-Man only came out this past July. However, with the amount of success it received, it’s not surprising Universal is already working to get The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s momentum in full swing. Even with an unspecified 2014 release date.