Shocker! Jamie Foxx, who played the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which featured Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, is in final talks to reprise the role for the upcoming third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland.
The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says filming is still scheduled to begin on the Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures sequel in Atlanta this fall.
In 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Foxx played Oscorp laboratory electrical engineer Max Dillon, who shocks himself by accident and falls into a tank of genetically-engineered eels. He then mutates into a living electrical generator.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 grossed $708.9 million worldwide, with $202.8 million coming from North American theaters and $506.1 million from overseas markets.
Sony and Marvel Studios have worked together on two Spidey films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. The first film grossed $880.2 million worldwide, while last year’s release earned an impressive $1.13 billion globally.
Scheduled for a December 17, 2021 release, the third movie will again be directed by Jon Watts. In addition to Holland, cast members expected to return include Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori.
The return of a character from a previous Spider-Man series is not unprecedented, as we’ve already seen J.K. Simmons return as J. Jonah Jameson at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. He previously played that character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire.
Raimi, meanwhile, will be directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for Marvel Studios.
Released in July of 2019, Spider-Man: Far From Home was directed by Spider-Man: Homecoming helmer Jon Watts. In the film, our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation.
However, Peter’s plans to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent, but all is not as it seems.
The well-received Far From Home also starred Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan.
Are you looking forward to the return of Jamie Foxx’s Electro? Let us know what you think in the comments below! You can watch the trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 below.