Jamie Foxx recently sat down with MTV, and dropped the deets on his role as Max Dillon, aka Electro, the infamous villain in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Foxx dishes on the back story for his character Electro:
“You’ll see his whole life is just no one is talking to him,” said Foxx of the character’s backstory. “People have stolen his ideas at the company, he’s a nobody. And at a certain point Spider-Man bumps into him and says, ‘You’re my guy, you’re my ears and eyes on the street,’ and he says his name, ‘Max’, and no one’s ever said Max Dillon’s name, and he goes ‘Wow.’
“And so when Spider-Man leaves he sort of thinks that somehow, ‘I am Spider-Man’s partner,’ and so he starts cutting out his face and pasting it on his board at home,” Foxx continued. “When everything goes bad, his mom doesn’t remember his birthday, I mean all these crazy things happen until finally he has something tragic happen, and then when it turns on, he lights it up.”
Foxx continues to dish on his costume:
“Marc Webb and all those guys that are doing it are smart,” Jamie Foxx explained. “They know that it has to make sense in 2013. 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. The suit is really slick, it’s actually black, but it’s the new age.”
Due to the success of the first Spider-Man film, the sequel has been given an anticipated release date in 2014.
In honor of Foxx’s new venture, let’s take a look back at other black superheros and villains.