Out doing promotion for “Django Unchained,” actor Jamie Foxx was happy to talk about his role as the villain Electro in Marc Webb’s upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
Asked about his costume, which is admittedly a bit goofy in the comics:
“It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different colour. [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… How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.”
Foxx also says the backstory for the character will be quite detailed and somewhat different from the comic:
“What you’ll see is that, for his whole life, no one is talking to him. People have stolen his ideas at the big company [Oscorp, presumably]. He’s a nobody. At a certain point, Spider-Man bumps into him and says, ‘You’re my guy. You’re my ears and eyes on the street.’
Then he says his name [Max Dillon], and no one has ever said Dillon’s name. He goes, ‘Wow!’ and, when Spider-Man leaves, he sort of thinks ‘I am Spider-Man’s partner!’. He’s cutting out Spider-Man’s face and pasting it on all his boards… [Then] everything goes bad with his mom. She doesn’t remember his birthday. He has something tragic happen and, when it turns on, he lights it up.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” hits cinemas April 2014.