Yesterday, it was revealed that Jamie Foxx would be reprising the Electro role in Spider-Man 3, he’s now taken to Instagram to confirm the news!
However, from new comments from Jamie it sounds like the character is going to indeed be an MCU reboot of Electro rather than the exact same version seen in Amazing Spider-Man 2.
FOXX: “Tell Spidey let’s run it back!… super excited to part of the new marvel Spider-Man new installment… can t wait for y’all to check the new one. And I won’t be blue in this one!! But a thousand percent badass!!!
This could pour cold water on the theory that Kevin Feige was going to bring in a Multiverse version of Spider-Man villains from various incarnations of the franchise and is more of picking actors like they liked to reprise characters.
Removing the blue element from the character would suggest they want a more traditional take on Electro and likely will be their own version of the character instead of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 take.
Marvel has already done this with J.K. Simmons being cast as a rebooted MCU take on J. Jonah Jameson as the character is played by the same actor but acts/looks differently from the previous take from the Sam Raimi films.
I’m more curious if they’re simply assembling the Sinister Six and Kevin Feige wanted Jamie Foxx back in the role of Electro.
Spider-Man 3 is expected to be released on December 17th, 2021.
SOURCE: JAMIE FOXX