Jamie Foxx Talks Electro’s Tone, Fan Backlash

Jamie Foxx recently spoke with Empire about his role of Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and revealed that numerous versions of his look were tried, including some that “involved a lot more blue.”

The final look however not only worked best, but cut down significantly on make-up time – from four hours to 90 minutes. Fox also revealed that he deliberately kept the character serious, avoiding any lines that hinted at Electro being funny:

“I didn’t want Electro to be funny at all. There were lines I thought he shouldn’t say…this is a man who’s angry. He’s mad at the gods. He’s just using Spider-Man and these people as an excuse to act out and be evil. The voice is from me watching Clint Eastwood and Alec Baldwin. The great whisperers.”

He also responded to the fan backlash over his casting, in the process blasting those who made snap judgements:

“It used to be people would wait until they saw the film to decide their opinion. Now it’s, ‘Ben Affleck is Batman?! How [frick]ing dare you!’ What’s that all about? These blogs don’t like anything. Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. They weren’t happy – until they saw them. So you have to not give too much to it.”