Many are concerned that Jamie Foxx, who is playing the lead villain, Electro, in the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” will play the character in a one-dimensional way. But in an interview with Digitalspy, the star assured fans that portraying the villain will be easy.
Foxx was asked if audiences will be able to empathize with the character. Once again, he broaches topic of a “team up” with Spider-Man.
“I think with all of the Spider-Man villains there is a certain empathy to them.” Foxx said. “The way we crafted Electro, when he’s Max you definitely feel for him because he’s been sort of shut out and no one really cares about him. And it’s his birthday and even his mom forgot his birthday, so you will feel that. So when he does turn into Electro it’s serious venom, he really wants to hurt everybody, and when he feels like Spider-Man betrays him he really wants to hurt him bad.”
The complete interview can be seen in the video player below.
The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” hits theaters May 2, 2014.