‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Jamie Foxx is blue in the face as Electro

April 16, 2013 | 7:33 p.m.

Jamie Foxx on the New York set of "Amazing Spider-Man 2" on Monday. Foxx plays villain Electro in the sequel. (Bobby Bank / WireImage)

Jamie Foxx on the New York set of "Amazing Spider-Man 2" on Monday. Foxx plays villain Electro in the sequel. (Bobby Bank / WireImage)

Fans can get a first look at “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ villain Electro, played by Jamie Foxx, in new photos snapped on the film’s set.

The photos, taken while the filmmakers were shooting in New York’s Times Square, show Foxx wearing creepy blue makeup and prosthetics, as well as an LED-lined hoodie, revealing an Electro that might not be familiar to some fans of the classic villain.

In the original comics, Electro is an electrician named Max Dillon who gains the ability to generate and control electricity after he’s struck by lightning while repairing a power line. He turns to a life of organized crime.

The cover for "The Amazing Spider-Man" No. 9, Electro's debut. (Marvel Comics)

The cover for “The Amazing Spider-Man” No. 9, Electro’s debut. (Marvel Comics)

The character, who first appeared in 1964, is typically seen wearing a green suit and a yellow lightning bolt mask. But Foxx’s Electro appears to be more closely modeled on the Ultimate version of the villain. In the “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics and TV series, Electro has a different original story involving genetic experimentation and he’s often portrayed as bald, strong and glowing with blue electricity.

The costume is part of the producers’ goal to create a more futuristic villain, Foxx told BlackFilm.com in December.

“They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow,” he said. “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 [sic]. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.”

The sequel to 2012′s Andrew Garfield-starring “The Amazing Spider-Man” is due out May 2, 2014, and is directed by Marc Webb ["(500) Days of Summer"]. Emma Stone returns as Gwen Stacy, with Shailene Woodley joining the cast as Mary Jane Watson, Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan as Norman Osborn and his son Harry, Paul Giamatti reportedly as villain the Rhino, and Colm Feore and Felicity Jones in roles yet to be announced.

What do you think about Electro’s look?

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark


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42 Responses to ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Jamie Foxx is blue in the face as Electro

  1. Stephanie says:

    GET IT JAMIE!!! I want to come to the premiere!

  2. maria says:

    why is he blue come on lets leave the original color on..gosh

  3. maria says:

    why change the color…sometime leaving it as it is or was is better…gosh

  4. rex says:

    Andrew garfield as the amazing spiderman the worst choice.

    • Justin says:

      Then who would you have play spidey? Peter parker is 6 feet tall in the comics, and slender. Toby Mcguire is far from any resemblence of Peter, and far from 6 feet tall. Andrew stands close at 5' 11", and he actually looks like Peter. Plus Andrew brings a more grim look of the wall crawler. But anything would be better than Spider-man 3.

  5. Random says:

    @Maria, the color isn't changed. It's based on Ultimate Spider-Man in which Electro IS blue.

  6. Antonio says:


    • Marquise Byers says:

      its okay but they should give him a cool suit with it :) mark webb awesome
      i just wish the theyd use the same spidey suit from amazing spiderman 1

  7. Robert says:

    Foxx’s Electro appears to be more closely modeled on the Ultimate version of the villain. The costume is part of the producers’ goal to create a more futuristic villain.

    Read the article before asking questions…gosh

  8. Dan says:

    Mr Freeze??

  9. Karl says:

    Don't you people read. They are using the Utlimate version of Electro.
    That's why he's blue.

  10. Roy says:

    It's nice that they took some creative liberties. I always thought the Spider-man villains looked ridiculous. Rhino… Mysterio? It'd be hard to translate something like that to the screen.

  11. fdarmstrong says:

    The next time they make a Spiderman movie I want to see a completely original villain. The problem with the movies now is they establish the mentality of “why read the comic if they will just make a movie about it?” That said, I do not approve the cannibalization of the comics to piece together a movie. In the mean time, though, Ithink a new look, new backstory, etc. is a step in the right direction. A clumsy, baby-step but a step nonetheless.

  12. fdarmstrong says:

    I would rather have a completely original villain, but a new look is a step in the right direction. A baby-step, or really a clumsy shuffle, in the right direction.

  13. Althea says:

    Awesome transformation, I love the look, reminders me of Star Trek

  14. Guest says:

    because green electricity sounds so eco friendly

  15. Kitt says:


  16. K.J. says:

    I agree, why is Jamie blue, why stray away from the original ?

  17. Brandon says:

    The entire Marvel movie universe is a reflection of the Ultimate Marvel universe. Reason for the black Nick Fury and the new Spidey outfit.

  18. Justin says:

    Obviously Maria doesn't read comics LMAO

  19. @cetialpha5 says:

    Foxx gets tangled up in blue.

  20. TWIZZIE says:


  21. jack says:

    foxx looks stupid..this is just another way to ruin a good movie…good job screwing up another spideman film people

  22. spidy manyak says:

    I thought the villian was gonna be the vulture…weird its gonna be electro.

  23. Brian says:

    You’re really going to judge a movie that hasn’t even been completed? That you have no idea what it’ll bring to the screen? You’re just determined to not like it and in turn won’t, regardless of how great the movie could be. The avengers doesn’t follow any original comic and yet it’s so widely accepted. Most critics are just hung up on Sam raimes Spider-Man and are convinced that his is the only acceptable version of the character. If you want the Spider-Man from the comic, read the comic. What movie has ever followed true to the material it was based on? Whether it’s comic books, video games, or novels.

  24. jack says:

    i wonder if they going to make game for it

  25. ken says:

    The Emperor from Star Wars?

  26. nick says:

    Just promise me they kill Gwen Stacy in the sequel.

  27. Jonathan says:

    Wow All These People Complaining And Saying The Same Thing Over And Over Again. It's True Everyone Gets To Have There Own Opinions. But This Is Just Outrageous. Personally I Think You're Not A True Fan Of Spider-Man Until You Read The Original Comics And The New Ones.

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