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    Default Jamie Foxx in Talk to Play Electro in "Amazing Spider-Man 2"

    Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx is reportedly in early talks to play the classic Marvel villain Electro in director Marc Webb's sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man."


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    Interesting... so Electro eh? None of the Big Three Baddies save for Norman Osborn are the focus of the reboot so far.......I hope that doesnt mean they will jam them all in the inevitable third film.

    As for Jamie Foxx....well, if Sam Jackson can be Nick Fury and Lawrence Fishburne can be Perry White, I dont see why he shouldnt be cast if he acts ok....

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    Well, he's been in one good movie, and a lot of crap that would have been crap if he was the best actor in the world, so no idea how this will turn out, most likely entirely dependent on the writing.

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    Heh. Even movies can't escape the black guy getting electric based powers.
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    odd choice, but he's a great actor

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    Jamie Foxx as Electro? Eh, very odd choice and I just don't see it, but I could be wrong.
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    Jamie Foxx? I hope this is a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surtur View Post
    Jamie Foxx as Electro? Eh, very odd choice and I just don't see it, but I could be wrong.
    Was that a veiled Ray Charles joke? lol

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    If he portrays this character with a mix of his take in Collateral and Dream Girls, I can see this working. Start off very timid, gets into the accident, then becomes a villainous prick.

    The guy has a pretty good range which he doesn't often get credited for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Anderson View Post
    If he portrays this character with a mix of his take in Collateral and Dream Girls, I can see this working. Start off very timid, gets into the accident, then becomes a villainous prick.

    The guy has a pretty good range which he doesn't often get credited for.
    Looking at it like that I'll reserve judgement of him till I at least see a trailer
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    "In Talks" is a long way from being a lock. The most promising thing I take out of this is that they are using other characters now. Not just the ones we have already seen. Lizard could have been a one time change, but this shows that we may get to see other villains. Good for them.

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    bwahahaha

    Well I have zero interest in this revamp to begin with so no big deal.
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    I'd be okay with Foxx being Electro
    Eh, Comics is a pretty cool guy...

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    He would be better as the hpyno hipster.

    I Mean "I was doing villiany before it was cool" kind of hipster
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    He's a great actor, but I can't see him playing Electro. Electro is a two bit hood type character, when you put a black actor in that role, you get certain associations and stereotypes, and frankly, it's a waste of a class actor.
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