Jamie Foxx has been solid as Electro in Sony and Marvel’s still-untitled Spider-Man 3. (checks calendar) Nope, it says October 1st and never April 1st, so that is legit. THR broke the perplexing information.
Foxx beforehand performed the position within the dismal The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a film so loathed that it not solely compelled one other reboot of the franchise (although a 3rd movie and a Sinister Six spinoff had already been given launch dates) but additionally introduced Sony and Marvel Studios to the negotiating desk to permit them to “share” Spidey with the MCU, a historic, unprecedented transfer on the time. The Superb Spider-Man 2 was an train in all of the worst components of studio-think and shared cinematic universe constructing, one which realized all of the improper classes from the MCU. It’s so dangerous that Foxx’s dreadfully overacted and cartoonish Electro isn’t even the very first thing cited when discussing its multitude of sins.
So why would Foxx return to a task that no one notably liked him in within the first place? The almost definitely rationalization would appear to be that Sony goes to lean into the multiverse method that they took with the masterful Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, during which all variations of Spidey continuity have been primarily made canon.
Don’t be shocked if Foxx isn’t even a significant participant this time round, or if we get different (higher) villains from different (higher) Spider-Man films exhibiting up too. This author might actually do with seeing Alfred Molina’s Physician Octopus once more, for instance. Maybe Sony is lastly going to place collectively their lengthy promised Sinister Six, however as a substitute of solely utilizing villains from their latest movies, they’ll carry collectively baddies from varied incarnations of the franchise.