Jamie Foxx Confirmed as Electro in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'; Character Details Revealed

This villainous character is an electrician that gets the short end of the stick in director Marc Webb's superhero sequel.
Jamie Foxx confirmed as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Jamie Foxx confirmed as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Earlier today, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb confirmed that Dane DeHaan is portraying Harry Osborn in the superhero sequel. Sony Pictures has issued a press release that also confirms Jamie Foxx has joined the cast as the villainous Electro. Jamie Foxx also revealed a few tidbits about the character in an interview, which you can check out below, along with the official press release.

"Electro is a great character. I met with the director, Marc Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked. 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."


Dane DeHaan will join the cast of the next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man alongside Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley as Columbia Pictures prepares to begin production on the next chapter of the blockbuster franchise, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of production for the studio.

The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach.

The casting of DeHaan as Harry Osborn was confirmed this morning in a tweet by Webb (@MarcW) who wrote "Meet Harry Osborn. So excited to have him on board. @danedehaan."

Here's what Marc Webb had to say about the casting.

"Dane is an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast."


The new film in the Spider-Man saga is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. Production will begin in early 2013 in New York.

Webb, Garfield, and Stone previously teamed on this summer's blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, which has taken in more than $751 million worldwide.

DeHaan caught moviegoers' attention with his performances in four 2012 releases: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Lukas Haas; John Hillcoat's Lawless, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Jason Clarke; Bradley Rust Gray's Jack and Diane, with Juno Temple and Riley Keough; and one of the year's biggest sleeper hits, the adventure thriller Chronicle, directed by Josh Trank. He began his film career with director John Sayles and actor Chris Cooper in Amigo.

DeHaan next stars in The Place Beyond the Pines alongside Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling. In addition he will star in Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot, with Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, about the fate of the West Memphis Three; and John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings, with Jack Huston, Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, and Kyra Sedgwick, set in 1944 amidst the Beat Generation.

Mr. DeHaan first came to industry attention with his portrayal of Jesse in the third season of the critically applauded drama series In Treatment, starring alongside Gabriel Byrne. This was followed by a guest arc in the fourth season of the popular horror series True Blood.

In 2010, he received an Obie Award for his performance in Annie Baker's The Aliens, directed by Sam Gold. The Rattlestick Theater production was cited as "Play of the Year" by The New York Times. Mr. DeHaan made his Broadway debut in with American Buffalo, Robert Falls' 2008 staging of the classic David Mamet play.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Martin Sheen, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, Stan Lee, Sarah Gadon, Felicity Jones, Jamie Foxx. The film is directed by Marc Webb.



Sources: Sony Pictures, Entertainment Tonight

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  1. skywise

    @ejk1 It is an absolute MUST. I dont have HBO anymore but I too will find a way to watch it.

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  2. skywise

    @dan1 Lord knows Arry has been praying for those assassinatins for so long. I really REALLY cant wait until she is finally able to do that.

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  3. Nicholaus XX

    @skywise -- Haven't seen the movie, yet.

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  4. ejk1

    @skywise@dan1 The books rule. And on March 31, I will find a way to watch. It is known.

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  5. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx ooh come on...True Romance! My fav line in the movie.

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  6. skywise

    @dan1 Oh ya, definatly marathoning it up with Batman. Back to back to get a real feel for the evolution of the character. I loved the original because it unabashadly reveled in its comic book roots but TDKReturns took it to a whole new lvl...what with the realism added. I love begins because of its comic book trappings but TDKReturns was so uncomic book like and managed to keep it in the realm of the batman world....well hell, what hasn't been said about that movie?

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. Dan

    @skywise Brienne and Jaime complete each other, essentially. Equal warriors, and they defend one another's honor as the series progresses. Brienne tones down her need to be accepted around Jaime, and Jaime unwittingly makes for a better knight with her influence. They act how knights should act together.

    Arya is going through an incredible transformation where the series leaves off so far. I fully expect her to assassinate some mofos in the next book.

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  8. Nicholaus XX

    @skywise -- Lol, thanks. Nope, no clue.

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  9. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx was there a quote in there? I dont know what it is if there was. You never guessed on mine altho it should be pretty easy for you considering....certain things.

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  10. John M

    @dan1: Awesome:) . I plan on buying and watching the trilogy as well. It will be the first box set I've bough in almost a year. I do consider it to be the best comic book trilogy so far and TDKR as the best comic book film so far though I know you have a lesser opinion of the film.

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  11. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- I was speaking in general terms.

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  12. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx If my opinion is petty, then why do you want it so bad?

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  13. Dan

    @john-m I plan on marathoning Nolan's trilogy this month :)

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  14. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- Even if it's in a joking manner, about a petty opinion?

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  15. Nicholaus XX

    @skywise -- I think your latter statement should be followed, but to an extent. Once you've stepped on enough toes, you'll reap what I reap. And I don't think many people want that. Yeah, it was easy to watch the same movie, consecutively, when I was a kid. I remember doing that with "Catch That Kid", and "The Polar Express, among many, many others. You won't get any tension from me. Name that flick!

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  16. skywise

    @dan1 You know I meant to say Sandor Clegane. Not Gregor.

    It was that Brienne/Jamie storyline that really started to open my eyes to who Jamie really was. A monster? Yes. But Martin does such a good job of keeping everything grey with no clear bad guys or good guys (as far as human go) that he makes it easy to sympathize with all sides. that is something i have never experienced before.

    Arya is still my favorite and i really REALLY cant wait to see jon with the Wildlings.

    I watched a little behind the scenes and they were showing Jon in that situation so it should be pretty great.

    And Tyrion's banter with EVERYONE is top notch. And he really is the greyest of the characters which makes him one of the most fun to read.

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  17. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx It's amusing to see you try and tell me what to do. Not that I'll ever listen, but amusing.

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  18. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx hmmm, I understand that. I have to admit though, that i watched the original Dawn of the Dead like 27 times when i was in high school. There was another movie i watched about that many times, much morerecent but i dont even want to name it because I really dont want to get into a debate about it because....welll...most people I know sort of hated it. Or didnt get it. But I can understand your point on that particular subject.

    But my motto is "f*ck all"

    Do what you do and what you like and who gives a sh*t what others think.

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  19. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- I'm just not in the mood to do so. Spout along, now.

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  20. Dan

    @skywise Which actor? They recast the Mountain in season 2. It must be the season 2 guy, because season 1's Mountain was a lot gruffer (and scarier).

    I mostly look forward to Jon Snow's time with the wildlings and Ygritte. Jon gets some serious political education during that period, and Tormund and Ygritte rock. Of course, so does the banter between Jaime and Brienne. And Tyrion.

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  21. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx How hard is it to read?

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  22. Nicholaus XX

    @skywise -- Oh, no. I didn't mean it like that. It was the fact that they could watch a recently released picture multiple times. I couldn't do that with the films that I adore with a passion.

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  23. John M

    I'm the other way I saw TDKR 8 times, The Avengers 2 times and TASM 1 time, and that's how I rank them as films.

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  24. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Although you have your opinions on the film Avengers (and I do respect that) many of us found it to be very entertaining and fun.

    "Dont condescend me, man . I'll f*ckin kill ya man!" - name that movie.

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  25. skywise

    @dan1 cant blame you for not watching TASM again but I do eventually wan to give it one more chance...mainly to focus on the actual film making process as apposed to the spectacle of the film. BTW your link to the faux trailer was hillarious.

    "babyhead" made me laugh and my roomate looked at me like I was crazy.

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  26. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- 6 times? Damn, man. I don't know how you and @corey do it.

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  27. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- Oh, come on. Do I have to hold a piece of a cardboard box to get your attention?

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  28. Dan

    @skywise Seen Avengers 6 times, TDKR 2 times, and will never watch TASM ever again.

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  29. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- I wish I knew. As long as no jabs are included, I'll see to it.

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  30. skywise

    @dan1 After reading thru several of the novels I have found myself liking jamie more and more. In fact, where he was once one of my least favs has become one of the ones I really look forward to reading about. Also Samwell has becoming very interesting. I love the Reeds and I have high hopes they will get it right. i really have no doubt.

    On a side note....did you know that the actor who plays gregor Clegane was the same actor who played the final engineer in Prometheus?

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