While Jamie Foxx's interest in a role for this sequel has been confirmed, the villain has not. Many believe that Electro was the mysterious figure featured in The Amazing Spider-Man's end credits. And Foxx himself teased the character with a Halloween Tweet just moments ago.
Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well.— Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) November 1, 2012
This would be the first time that Electro has ever appeared on screen. The character first appeared in 1964's The Amazing Spider-Man #9. Here is Marvel's official description of the character.
The Amazing Spider-Man trilogy is moving towards the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Electro does not play a role in her death in the comic books. It is unlikely, however, that if Jamie Foxx is not playing Electro, he would be playing the Green Goblin.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Denis Leary, Dane DeHaan, Martin Sheen. The film is directed by Marc Webb.