The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has unveiled actor, Jamie Foxx as voltage-infused villain, Electro. While shooting in New York City's Times Square yesterday, the proverbial cat was out of the bag when a flood of photos surfaced showing Foxx's take on the classic comic book villain...glowing blue and veiny, sporting a hoodie.
It was certainly no big secret that Foxx would be coming into this role in director, Marc Webb's reboot-sequel with the intent of a drastic reinvention from the green and yellow spandex spark-shooting villain we knew from the pages of the comic books. The luminescent blue look (contributed by lights installed under the hoodie) does seem to be inspired from Electro's look in Marvel Comics' "Ultimate" universe and in all likelihood, what we're seeing physically is only half the final look. Do not be surprised to see the final product display him amidst loads of digital effects with popping sparks and pulsating lights. As Foxx previously described his getup to Blackfilm back in December:
"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 book-y, 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."
One thing that will be somewhat consistent with the more popular classic comic book rendition of the Electro character is the idea of his origin being somewhat of a sympathetic victim tale. He was previously known just as an Average Joe blue collar worker named Max Dillon, whose wife left him due to an apparent lack of ambition. That all changed when an accident transformed him into a living electrical capacitor. Endowed with incredible electrical powers, he became the deranged villain we all know. You get the sense from looking at Foxx that these scenes in the hoodie are probably the initial post-transformation period where he's still running scared.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sports villainy resembling a walking motel room stain in a black-light at theaters on May 2, 2014. Check out a few more pics of Foxx as Electro below!