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Don’t expect the gold and green when Jamie Foxx dons the Electro costume for Marc Webb’s planned sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. While doing interviews on behalf of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (which opens in theaters on Dec. 25), the Oscar winner responded to a question about his character in the superhero sequel, and instead of playfully deferring – as so many actors do – Foxx spilled juicy details, including information about the villain’s motivations and the changes that will occur to the traditional costume.
Give a listen below to the answer Foxx gave to MTV:
Slick, black and practical for 2013. It’s tough to argue with that, though we all know how angry Spider-Man fans (myself, included) became when Sam Raimi messed with the conventional Green Goblin costume, giving Willem Dafoe a shiny, metallic suit that looked terrible. Webb already made alterations to the Lizard in the initial Spider-Man movie, and updated Spidey’s costume, as well. Does this mean Webb will lean more toward the Ultimate Electro introduced in Ultimate Spider-Man No. 10? It sounds that way, though that character’s origins rely on individuals not connected to Webb’s reality at the moment, from Justin Hammer to Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of crime.
Either way, I appreciate Foxx’s candor when asked a simple detail about a highly anticipated project such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 … even though he calls him Matt Dillon instead of Max. Normally, actors clam up. Foxx goes on to talk about his character, Max Dillon, and the tentative connection he has with Andrew Garfield’s Web-slinger. Webb will begin filming in the first half of 2013, with an eye toward kicking off the Summer Blockbuster season of 2014.