Tuesday, April 16, 2013

First images of Jamie Foxx as Electro shows he 'ain't your father's Electro'

The first images of Jamie Foxx as Electro, one of Spider-Man's arch-villains, have appeared. Foxx was caught filming "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in full makeup in Times Square, with the images being posted on Tuesday.

Foxx's appearance is a far cry from Electro's signature green and yellow lightning-themed costume (above). Instead, Electro's skin is aqua blue, with veins -- perhaps simulating lightning -- popping out. It's said that LEDs in the hoodie that Foxx wears produce a glow, and of course, we don't know how Foxx will look once the requisite CGI effects are added.

In mid-December of last year, Foxx made it clear that his version of Electro would forego the green and yellow spandex of the comic book version. He said:
It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different color. They (the producers) want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic bookie, so it won’t be green and yellow. 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. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.
In the comics, Max Dillon was given powers when he was struck by lightning while holding live, high-tension wires and a wound reel of one-inch cable. Electro can generate massive amounts of electricity. We always thought of him as Marvel Comics' Lightning Lad (but as a villain).

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon / Electro, Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field. The movie is slated to release on May 2, 2014. Here is the official synopsis:
In “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

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