'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Electro Costume Is Getting a Modern Redesign

Jamie Foxx reveals that the producers want a more grounded look for this cult villain, ditching the iconic green and yellow bodysuit.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will not feature Electro's green and yellow costume
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will not feature Electro's green and yellow costume
Earlier this month, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx was confirmed to play the villainous Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 after weeks of speculation that he was circling the role. The actor recently revealed that his costume will not be the green and yellow version from the comic books, and that the producers want a more grounded look.

"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. In the script, this villain is the first time it's been written really, really well. Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb both commented on how great the script is, so it should be an exciting time."

The script was written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner. Production is slated to begin early next year in New York City.

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.

Sources: BlackFilm

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  1. justatadmatt

    i just want a good script and i think the lighting in his arms could possibly look cool...i'm an optimist.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    And quite frankly, I'm tired of people (you know who you are) about Spiderman not being in Avengers. Get over it.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. Josh

    @Sean-Ryan-Culligan Clueless fan is clueless. Sony can't use Kingpin in their Spider-Man films because they don't own the rights to the character. Nor can they use X-Men, Avengers, SHIELD, etc. All of those characters are owned by different studios.

    Do you need a Boromir meme that says, "One does not simply buy back the rights to Spider-Man?" Marvel signed contracts with Sony that gives them license to keep making Spider-Man movies as long as they keep making Spider-Man movies. Until Sony is actually interested in giving the property up (which is highly unlikely as long as they keep making money off of it), then Marvel will never get the rights back.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. A7sus4

    well that's too bad because it is a comic book

    2 years agoby @a7sus4Flag

  5. u1sart

    @Sean-Ryan-Culligan I like the thought, good info as a comic book fan

    2 years agoby @u1sartFlag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    Expected news is expected.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. Sean Ryan Culligan

    This is why you are screwing up Spider-Man Columbia and Sony. You pick sh*tty villains and ignore story arcs that have multiple heroes and villains that should be crossing over with each other.

    For the love of God. Do the right thing and make Kingpin the villain after you RETELL the Green Goblin storyline and beat it like a dead horse. If you were to go into Kingpin... You would get
    crossovers with Daredevil, Punisher, the X-Men, The Avengers, Deadpool, SHIELD

    and this doesn't even cover the story arc you would have with the villains!
    Dr. Octavius - Doctor Octopus
    Dr. Conners - The Lizard
    Alistair Smythe ( Is known to work for Oscorp and the Green Goblin and would be a great lead in to Spider Man 3)
    Kraven the Hunter

    And the most damning reason for Kingpin to be a villain is he was the director of HYDRA's branch in Vegas. The same HYDRA that's in Captain America.

    The connections in Spider-Man are FAR REACHING and it all comes down to money. Marvel; get your sh*t together and buy back all of the licenses and make the Spider-Man movie the fan WANT to see. It's not about what villains are in the movie; it's how you present them on film and their story.

    2 years agoby @Sean-Ryan-CulliganFlag

  8. Scruffnutz89

    they need to bring in mysterio... he is my favorite well besides carnage... my co worker wants rhino but after i talked to him about watching a giant muscular man wearing a grey spandex suit with a horn on his head... he kinda changed his mind lol

    2 years agoby @Scruffnutz89Flag

  9. T.Clark

    @writer220 Yeah, your ideas are totally realistic and doable.....

    2 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  10. Sean

    @dbzfan91 I agree. I hope they don't make Electro's costume look horrible.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. zeus

    @phatalphd im thinking just the same thing. Then again, i dont really care, just release the bloody movie!!

    2 years agoby @zeusFlag

  12. moviemouse

    still think electro is a poor choice for a villain

    2 years agoby @moviemouseFlag

  13. ChiRep_1

    I was hoping for an "ultimate" design but given that Electro has gone through numerous costume designs throughout his history, a change shouldn't be hard to adjust to.

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  14. supermanvenom

    Doesn't matter if it looks good its going to be played by Jamie Fox. lol.

    2 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  15. Monkeyiron 2.0

    ....so no spectacular design?

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  16. SpideR-OnE

    black son of red skull .... oh yeah !!!!

    2 years agoby @spider-oneFlag

  17. phatalphd

    This is news? When do they ever NOT redesign the costumes?

    2 years agoby @phatalphdFlag

  18. CUPID

    Electro costume Is getting a modern redesign? it better.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    As the neutral voice, I'd rather they do like Spectacular Spiderman cartoon series, and give the man a containment suit

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. Writer220

    two bad decisions so far. What next Spidey goes around battling bad guys without his mask.

    That Kraven the Hunter comes in and hunts him? Actually that sounds better.
    That Dare Devil makes a cameo.
    That Blade shows up and thinks he's a vampire.
    That the Fantastic four helps Spidey take on Venom which their own enemy has joined forces with.
    These sound better than what they want to do.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  21. Dbzfan91

    I knew they would do this.... I agree that they need to make it look real and grounded but they should have at least kept the colours to some extent to at least acknowledge the original costume. I hope they know what they are doing. I'm a huge Electro fan one of my favourite villains. Let's hope they do a good job.

    2 years agoby @dbzfan91Flag

  22. Kllrgldfzh

    Every time they (the producers) want to change the overall look of a costume, it almost never goes well for said movie. Point in turn Green Goblin (Spiderman), Hobgoblin (Spiderman 2), Mr. Freeze (Batman and Robin), Batman and Robin (cause nipples were a great choice), and Two Face's over the top look Batman and Robin; would it not be great if they would learn a lesson from the past and leave well enough alone. Updates are nice but a new direction, I am on the fence on this one.

    2 years agoby @kllrgldfzhFlag

  23. SherlockHolmes2009

    @underslayer4 Hes one of the bad guys from the Spiderman comics and its about time they put him in a film

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  24. undeadslayer4

    and who is this electro

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  25. undeadslayer4

    then what is it then bad news

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    This isn't news

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag