In a super bizarre casting report from The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx is reprising the role of Spider-Man villain Electro in the untitled Spider-Man 3 from Marvel Studios.
Foxx played the character is horrible received Spidey film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the film’s poor reception led to the MCU reboot and casting of Tom Holland. He wouldn’t be the first actor from another incarnation of the Spider-Man franchise to return as J.K. Simmons has returned to play J. Jonah Jameson.
This would be the first casting for Spider-Man 3 reported by a trade.
Before Amazing Spider-Man 2 become a disaster of sorts there had been plans of a Sinister Six movie written and directed by Drew Goddard (The Martian, The Cabin In The Woods), there was an expectation that Jamie Foxx’s Electro would be part of that lineup alongside other characters that were being teased in that second Andrew Garfield film.
There is a chance that they might attempt to fully realize the Sinister Six or at least the MCU version of it. Michael Keaton’s Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming showed up in the Morbius trailer, which could help to establish that Jared Leto’s villain may crossover into the MCU.
Jon Watts is directing again and Tom Holland is set to reprise the Peter Parker role.
Sony Pictures bumped Spider-Man 3’s release date to December 17th, 2021.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER