The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Casting News: Jamie Foxx in Talks to Play Electro

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Pre-production is moving quickly on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Earlier this summer, Marc Webb signed on to direct the sequel, with Andrew Garfield returning to play Spidey. Then, about a week ago we confirmed that Shailene Woodley will play Mary Jane Watson.

Now let's talk villain. It's been rumored that Electro will be the villain in the new film, and we now have reason to believe this rumor. Reportedly, Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) is in early talks to take the role.

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Marc Webb coyly confirmed that he wanted Foxx for the role, saying in a press conference yesterday "I think Jamie Foxx is electrifying!" and "I'd love to work with him and you'll be hearing more on that shortly, I'm sure."

Webb also stated that he is excited to be able to play around with the Spider-Man universe, after having to adhere to the origin story in the first film. He is even revisiting the suit, so we will probably see some changes there.

Do you want Electro to be the villain in the next film? Do you think Jamie Foxx is the right man for the part? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Jamie Foxx

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Jamie Foxx is a professional actor, singer & songwriter, rapper, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host.

He was raised in Terrell, Texas by his mother's adoptive parents. He received top grades in high school, and played on both the school's basketball and football team. His dream at the time was to eventually play for the Dallas Cowboys.

Foxx received a scholarship to United States International University, and studied classical music and composition there.

His been in numerous films, including Any Given Sunday, Collateral, Ray, Jarhead, Dreamgirls, The Soloist, Law Abiding Citizen, Due Date, Horrible Bosses, and will be starring in Tarantino's Django Unchained.

Fun Fact: Jamie Foxx's real name is Eric Marlon Bishop.

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