First Look at Jamie Foxx as Electro in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

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Jamie Foxx blue himself.  Set photos of Foxx as The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s villainous Electro have leaked online, and they are somewhat surprising.  Foxx commented on the look of his character back in December saying that the costume would be black, and the filmmakers wanted “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 and trying to figure out what happened.”  That still didn’t prepare us for the look of his clearly mutated character.  The scene appears to take place before Electro gets his full costume, but the hoodie looks like it has tracking dots to add special effects in post production.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaanShailene WoodleyPaul GiamattiFelicity JonesChris Cooper, and Sally FieldThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.

Via Daily Mail and Flicks and Bits.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

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  • Anonymous

    At first glance I thought “that’s horrible!”…. but I think I like it!!!!

    • Livewire

      No, your first instinct was right, it does look retarded. It looks like something that belongs in a Joel Schumacher Batman film.

      • Livewire

        No, your first instinct was right, it does look retarded. It looks like something that belongs in a Joel Schumacher Batman film…from 1995.

  • Rich woa

    Sweet. I am digging the look. Wonder what it will look like if they add CG and such to it. I like the first movie so I’m pretty excited for this one.

  • batman for one year

    Albino man!

  • gcm443

    This actually changes my mind completely. I love Jamie Foxx, but I always kinda felt like this was a bit of forced casting (kinda like Megan Fox being cast as April O’Neil over Anna Kendrick) and I wasn’t sure if i could buy it. And that’s NOT because he’s black. But I totally buy the look I’m seeing now. Mutant freak lol

  • Lance

    This doesn’t work. It really doesn’t.

  • osarumen

    its good i like it another…..

  • Marlboroliteman

    Allow me to break the ice. My name is Freeze. Learn it well. For it’s the chilling sound of your doom.

  • Cody

    Oh no! Why?? This is the horrible ultimate electro, but the movie is AMAZING spider-man. I dont like it!

    • Dalekchris

      Uh, it’s not. Ultimate was just a bald guy in a black costume, then he later decided to just fly around naked and is drawn blue because of all the electricity around him. When he powers down he still looks normal human. This one is clearly even more different, some sort of physical mutation. I personally love the look, very villainous, and they seem to have learned their lesson from the Lizard and are going for a villain look achieved mostly through practical effects.

      And what did you want? The classic look? That would have look ridiculous on screen. Hell, it looked ridiculous back in the 60′s comics! Who would want to spend a whole movie laughing at the main villain over how stupid he looks?

      • Rich woa

        Completely agree with your statement.

      • Cody

        No, i don’t want the classic costume, but this is not electro.

  • Marlboroliteman

    I will blanket the city in endless winter. First Gotham, and then the world.

  • Rick

    He looks like Don Cheadle doing that Captain Planet thing on Funny or Die.

  • Marlboroliteman

    In this universe, there’s only one absolute… everything freezes!

  • Marlboroliteman

    Their bones will turn to ice! Their blood will freeze in my hands!

  • Marlboroliteman

    Quentin Tarantino’s “Mr. Freeze Unchained”

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  • Snacks

    I didn’t particularly like the casting of Jamie Foxx. I find he lacks charisma or something. Would have preferred someone else. Not sure what to make of these images as I like the original Electro style more.
    Of course some things must change sometimes when it’s a movie. I did like The Amazing Spiderman, with the exception of the ridiculous crane swinging scene, so I am open minded about Electro and Jamie Fox.
    Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were perfect in the 1st movie and that counts for a lot.

    • The Real Bruce LeeRoy

      You Damn Retard He Won An Oscar! Your comment is not based on fact! You don’t
      have not one clue to what that word means! Why is he in lead rolls?!! Tired
      of fools like you I can’t tell if your stupid or just or you lack any of the qualities
      that can make you a star!

  • tinypony

    Of course, it would remind people of White Chicks and Cheadle’s Captain Planet though he looks nothing like those jobs.
    Mr. Freeze, now *that* I can see :)

  • Johnny

    Are we sure is Electro and not Cardiac?

    • Johnny

      Or maybe they go with the Ultimate version.

  • Nate

    Is that Don Cheadle from the Funny or Die Captain Planets shorts?

  • Kevin

    The second half of pictures make it look like someone pulled his hood over his eyes and he can’t see where he’s going, just stumbling all around the set.

    • Rich woa

      Haha ya true. I guess he doesnt want the crowd to see his face in the movie. He looks like he has to throw up/poop in one of the pictures as well so he maybe drunk haha.

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  • The Destroyer

    I like it, it makes him look like a mutant terrorist.

  • Mark Fuckerburg

    Oh ma goshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh cant funkin’ wait for dis!!!!!!!

  • Gögi


  • Matt

    Keep in mind that using blue paint may simply be from chroma keying and Electro may wind up yellow. Check out the behind-the-scenes of SIN CITY’S THAT YELLOW BASTARD for examples. So this may all get digitally changed by the time the film comes out and he may have pulsating yellow skin.

  • Mark


  • Matt

    Keep in mind that using blue paint may simply be for chroma keying and Electro may wind up yellow. Check out the behind-the-scenes of SIN CITY\’S THAT YELLOW BASTARD for examples. So this may all get digitally changed by the time the film comes out and he may have pulsating yellow skin.

    • André

      The pulsating yellow skin is a good idea. It will differ from the Na’vi, Mr. Freeze, Dr. Manhattan, a Smurf and those many other shitty compairsons people are doing.

  • Truth Powell

    To the idiot that said the original Electro costume would look ridiculous in a movie you are missing the whole point of movies. It’s fantasy! I for one am tired of comic characters being toned down for the fillm versions.

    Get the original Electro, green and yellow suit and all and play it straight as a whistle. Violent and menacing. Now that’s filmmaking! A medium thats all about imagination shouldnt be pandering to people that lack it.

    And I love Jaime Foxx. He created a new superhero in DJANGO Unchained but people need to stop taking white characters and making them black in the film versions. They should make a white Shaft or Black Panther and see how people react.

    • Rich woa

      That’s just your personal opinion and so was his. It doesn’t make him an idiot…idiot.

    • Diego

      Soooo…. let me get this straight: You’re accusing the filmmakers of not having imagination because they didn’t use the original costume and they went for another (a new) look for him, clearly using their imagination?

      • Truth Powell

        the intention behind it and why other films have changed costumes is what you are neglecting.

  • jim

    This is horrible.

  • Akos

    This guy is not Electro, He’s Silas from the Epic Movie :D

  • Akos

    This guy is not Electro, He\’s Silas from the Epic Movie :D

  • Agent777

    Cool, going with the Joel Schumacher Mr. Freeze look. Very, very fitting…

  • Cordell

    So I guess the same people that dislikes Jamie Foxx as Electro also dislike Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury???

    • Rich woa

      Nick Fury is black in the ultimate universe

    • MachiavellianMaster

      No no. Because Sam Jackson LOOKS like Nick Fury.

      In these pictures….Jamie Foxx looks like a radioactive Smurf turd.

  • James

    Emperor Palpatine fought Spiderman?

  • Ridge

    WTF?!?! I was curious to see Webb’s version of Electro but it totally sucks!! Electro looks like the Mtv 2002 animated spiderman series

    The amazing spiderman wasn’t “amazing” at all and this ruins the last particle of interest in me to watch this movie.

    • Rich woa

      It’s ok, we all know you will go watch this movie anyway.

  • GunsOfNavarone

    There’s just no pleasing some people. What would people rather have? A black electro? A spandex outfit with a thunderbolt down the middle? A tiara with a thunderbolt stuck to the top? A bright yellow outfit so he looks like a fvcking banana? I like this look, it reminds me of Infamous. I think we should all just wait until the thing is released and then see.

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  • George Zimmerman

    Scared the hell out of me!! I thought it was Trevon’s Ghost!

  • brNdon

    Looks like they are going with Electro’s most recent transformation from the comics. I’m sure they are going to add CG to make him glow and look more electrified.

  • Robb B.

    I don’t think those are tracking dots on the inside of his hood. I’ll bet they’re LED lights meant to make his face glow. Kind of like the light suit they had Billy Crudup wear on the set of Watchmen to show the glow emanating from Dr. Manhattan. Then they layered the CG Manhattan over him in post, but leaving the glow behind. Just a guess, though.

  • Lob Taylor

    OMG this looks great. I cant believe thats Jamie Foxx.
    The character looks really mad at the world….like some Mutant terrorist

  • TheRealBukzit

    hey! come on! this is Jamie Foxx guys
    this guy’s gonna rock again in this movie

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  • Danny

    This looks lame and completely untrue to the books. This belongs in some alien movie or bad Schumacher film.

    Electro is supposed to be white, with a funny suit. NO weird messing up of the face. No blueness. No blackness. And Paul Giamatti as the Rhino? You have got to be kidding me.

    This movie just gets worse and worse.

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  • spongefist

    I can’t believe I’m admitting this after my utter contempt for The Amazing Spiderman which was the worst comic book movie of ALL time, yes even worse than Captain America, but…. Fox looks really, really good.

    • Rich woa

      Of all time? You liked Batman and Robin, The Punisher(80s version), Captain America(90s version) ?

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  • mattedscreen

    Looks like a sentient Viagra pill…


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