Sitting somewhere between Hipster Darth Sidious and Dr. Manhattan’s Avatar love child, the newly leaked photos of Jamie Foxx as Electro in Marc Webb’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are, well, lighting up the web today. Fans expecting the classic yellow-and-gold garb are in for a bit of a shock. Over the weekend, Foxx and the ASM2 crew took over Times Square to film some of the upcoming arachnid epic and now our curiosity is the richer as a result. Just how true to the comics is it? Here’s a side-by-side comparison of Foxx and the Ultimates version of Electro:
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While I prefer his cheesier multi-color costume, I am impressed by the level of accuracy they were able to achieve (and thoroughly creeped out). Speaking with BlackFilm.com, Foxx himself elaborated on the costume:
“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.”
And, in case you’re curious, here’s an official synopsis of the film:
“In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.”
What do you think of Foxx’s new look? Let us know in the comments below!