Thursday, April 18, 2013

'Spider-Man 2' set footage shows Jamie Foxx as 'Electro'

Earlier this week, fans got a look at Jamie Foxx as Electro in photographs of Times Square filming of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." On Thursday, fans were treated to video, showing Foxx apparently stumbling through a crowd in a scene from the movie.

The actual footage is rather sparse, but available in the embedded video.

Foxx's Electro appearance is a far cry from the Spider-Man super-villain's signature green-and-yellow lightning-themed costume. In the film, Electro's skin is aqua blue, with veins -- perhaps meant to simulate lightning -- popping out of his skin.

It's said that LEDs in the hoodie that Foxx wears produce a glow, but of course, we don't know how Foxx will look once the requisite CGI effects are added.

In the Marvel Comics, Electro (or criminal Max Dillon) was given his electrical powers when he was struck by lightning while holding live, high-tension wires and a wound reel of one-inch cable. Electro can generate vast amounts of electricity, and can even throw bolts of them at his enemies.

“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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