After various reports last month stating that Jamie Foxx was negotiating to star in the forthcoming, “The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel, the Academy Award-winner has apparently made some progress with the discussions.
During an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight correspondent, Nancy O’Dell, Foxx confirmed that he will take on the villainous role of “Max Dillon/Electro” in the Marc Webb reboot franchise.
"I met with the director, Mark Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked,” he admitted during the interview. “I think Electro will be an exciting character to play because he's a … genius electrician-type person, and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world, and the next thing you know he turns it on."
According to Marvel’s official site;
Maxwell Dillon has been one of Spider-Man's most frequent and enduring adversaries, often fighting alongside some of the more powerful masterminds in the web-head's rogues gallery, rather than creating intricate plots of his own. Raised by his overprotective mother, after his father abandoned them, Max had ambitions of being an electrical engineer. However, after being convinced by his mother that he was not smart enough to pursue such a career, Max instead reluctantly took a job as a lineman for an electric company. While repairing a power line still connected to its spool, Max was struck by lightning. Instead of being killed, the freak accident caused a mutagenic change in his nervous system, allowing him to generate and control vast amounts of electricity. After creating a colorful costume, Max turned to a life of crime as Electro.
In addition to Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley and Dane DeHaan are also confirmed for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which is due out in theaters in May 2014, according to IMDb.