Cooper, Foxx Talk “Spider-Man 2” Villains

Two of the actors playing villains in next Summer’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” have spoken a bit about their roles today.


First up, Jamie Foxx tells Digital Spy that his character of Electro will not be just an out-and-out villain:

“I think with all of the Spider-Man villains there is a certain empathy to them. The way we crafted Electro, when he’s Max you definitely feel for him because he’s been sort of shut out and no one really cares about him. And it’s his birthday and even his mom forgot his birthday, so you will feel that. So when he does turn into Electro it’s serious venom, he really wants to hurt everybody, and when he feels like Spider-Man betrays him he really wants to hurt him bad.”

Next, Chris Cooper spoke with Access Hollywood a little bit about his role as Norman Osborn. In the process he confirmed he’s in two films:

“Well, this is an introduction to Norman Osborn and apparently this leads to better things in Spider-Man 3. I think it’s fair to say he’s on his last legs…I don’t know if I can say anything more!”

There’s long been talk of the Green Goblin making an appearance in the film, and now it’s looking likely that Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn, rather than Norman, will be the only Osborn in this incarnation of Spider-Man to slip on the mask.