Jamie Foxx is sure spilling a lot of details about his upcoming portrayal of Max Dillon, AKA Electro, in Marc Webb’s THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. We learned yesterday that he wouldn’t be donning the classic green and yellow costume, and today, he told us what to expect he will wear and how his origin will play out.
On the costume: “Marc Webb and all those guys who are doing it are smart…They know that it has to make sense in 2013 so the suit is really slick. It’s not green. It’s actually black.“
How Max Dillon Becomes Electro: “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. 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] and no one has ever said [Max] Dillon’s name. He goes, ‘Wow’ and, when Spider-Man leaves, he sort of thinks that, “I am Spider-Man’s partner!” He’s cutting out Spider-Man’s face and pasting it on all his boards… 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.“ I don’t know how excited that gets me for his origin, but I’m assuming Foxx’s acting chops will help it soar.
After Foxx, the film will star Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, and Martin Sheen. Webb’s sequel swings to theaters May 2nd, 2014.