Jamie Foxx Revealed as Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Set Photos!

The actor shows up in Times Square with blue make-up and a dirty black hoodie to shoot his scenes as the villain of this Marvel Sequel.

This one's not being kept under wraps. Quite a few photos have flooded out of the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 set that reveal Jamie Foxx and his look as Electro. The actor has donned blue full-body make-up to play Maxwell Dillon, a lineman for an electric company who is struck by lightning while doing maintenance work, which causes a mutagenic change in his nervous system giving him control of vast amounts of energy. He is set to become one of Spider-Man's greatest adversaries. As you can see by the following pictures, he is taking on a look that is quite different from the comic books.

By request of the studio, these images have been removed.

The actor had lights connected to his dirty black hoodie that cause his face to glow. The original Electro wore a green and yellow suit, but he has been updated for a more contemporary, darker feel. This scene was shot in Times Square, which made it difficult to keep away the paparazzi, no matter how badly the filmmakers wanted to keep Jamie Foxx's look concealed.

This is what Foxx had to say about playing the character.

"I'm going to keep it close to the chest but I followed the Spider-Man comic books. And I would watch the television show growing up. It's a blessing. It's incredible. Especially for my little daughter, who is there for the make-up tests and everything. It's another testament to Quentin Tarantino because without Django, I wouldn't be doing Spider-Man.'"

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb.

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Comments (68)

  1. LouiBee

    I'm surprised that Jamie Foxx thinks that the only reason he got this role was because of Quentin Tarantino. When I read this earlier today while I was in my office at DISH, I mentioned it to a few of my coworkers, and we all feel that he got the part because of his talent. He was hilarious in In Living Color, and his acting in both Ray and The Soloist goes to show that he can go from wacky to serious like a light switch. I haven't even watched The Amazing Spider-Man, but now that I know that Foxx will be in the sequel, I've added it to my Blockbuster @Home queue that I have through DISH. They don't have due dates or late fees, so I can take my time with all the discs that I rent.

    2 years agoby @LouiBeeFlag

  2. Jeanlopez25

    electro good that it will not use a ridiculous green suit with yellow thunder der

    2 years agoby @jeanlopez25Flag

  3. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Looks like Mr. Freeze. :-(

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  4. Superman81

    @corey it might play out well on screen but like I mentioned in another post his makeup has his lips looking huge and silly as hell. if that's how he is going to look in the movie then this is headed to hell already. his lips are not that big

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  5. Fry_3000

    Looks crappy. Looks like mr freeze. But I agree with Corey, and I'll wait and see it on screen first.

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  6. Corey W.

    I refuse to judge based off a couple set photos. With a dab of CGI, I'm sure it'll look much cooler with completion. But until then, I won't speak a word.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  7. SherlockHolmes2009

    @thedude-abides That would have been interesting but I would have no doubt would have loved to see Ledger return as the Joker. Hoffman I can see playing Penguin as a gentleman and not a creature like DeVito played in Batman Returns

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  8. Sean

    @a7sus4 Neither do i.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. A7sus4

    I don't like it

    2 years agoby @a7sus4Flag

  10. thedude-abides

    @SherlockHolmes2009 No doubt. I was actually more excited to see Philip Seymour Hoffman play the Penguin... Really wish that'd happened.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  11. SherlockHolmes2009

    @thedude-abides O yea, who could forget those rumors, but it would have been cool to see Harley Quinn and the Joker on the big screen together

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  12. skywise

    whatever shred of hope i was clinging too has now been freyed

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. Will Carmack

    My Pants NOOOOOOOO

    2 years agoby @Will-CarmackFlag

  14. the Narrator

    Not a fan of the result, but I thumbed it up for the fact that they're at least trying to implement practical effects into the overly abundant CGI film.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  15. moviegeek


    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx@ghostman If not the blueberry frost look, I would have just had him in a containment suit like Spectacular Spiderman. Regardless of the love or hate, this version looks a bit hilarious and draws comparisons from Dr. Manhattan and regrettably, Mr. Freeze

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. masterofthemoon

    Looks like a deformed Frost Giant

    2 years agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  18. thedude-abides

    @SherlockHolmes2009 Yeah, I remember lots of talk about Johnny Depp possibly playing The Riddler.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  19. The_Crow2k

    Holy cr.... Marc Webb is just butchering my childhood hero and every character in it.

    By the way...Am I the only that thinks he looks a lot like Victor from 'Se7en'?

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  20. ridgl

    hey, Alan Orange, considering how this is a pretty big spoiler, maybe you should use the last picture for the thumbnail instead of the spoiler filled picture you chose.

    2 years agoby @ridglFlag

  21. WongFu

    I think I'm changing, I'm not enjoying the newer superhero films as of late.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  22. Sean

    Meh...That is not how i had hoped that Electro would look in this movie :( .

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  23. WongFu

    The first film is still growing on me, however these pictures remind me of Avatar. I'm just not feeling this new vibe.
    As of TDKR I thought it was a weak film, Bane I liked however I felt that character could have been better and it dragged in so many places. I may not like Anne but she failed to impress me.
    Nolan disappointed me in many ways. I felt it could have been two or three films since there were so many characters involved.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  24. Nash Ferguson

    They're just going with the 'Ultimate Electro' which I think is much better suited for the cinematic universe anyway. And of course they're going to enhance it in post production. I think it's gonna be sick!

    2 years agoby @Nash-FergusonFlag

  25. SherlockHolmes2009

    @thedude-abides I think I read somewhere that Ledger was going to come back as the Joker. The original draft for TDKR had Riddler and Harley Quinn as the main villians so Id say he would have

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  26. phatalphd

    I hope cgi does something, cuase this looks horrible. all i can think of is arnold in batman forever

    2 years agoby @phatalphdFlag

  27. ChiRep_1

    I would've gone for this exact look but a frosted silver... Otherwise, this is an epic makeup job and he looks fantastic

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  28. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @mka47 sure but I totally believe cgi looks awesome to make him look totally menacing

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  29. Replicant

    Not to excited about the choice of villain, but he looks pretty awesome.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

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