We were pleasantly surprised when it was revealed that Jamie Foxx would be playing Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. After four movies spent dealing with Goblins, Lizards, and an Octopus, the Web Head was in desperate need of a change from his normal roster of villains.
The only thing we were concerned about was how Electro would look, because in the original comics, the character always wore a pair of gaudy green and yellow tights that just wouldn’t cut it on the big screen. Thankfully, in a recent interview with Black Film, Foxx talked about how the look of the character is getting a necessary update.
It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different color. They (the producers) want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic bookie, 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 and trying to figure out what happen. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.
From the sound of it, director Marc Webb is going for a more realistic suit for Electro. The liquid rubber obviously makes sense for a character that can control electricity, and the lack of bright green and yellow should go a long way towards making him not look like a joke on screen. Also, we wouldn’t mind them getting rid of that goofy lightning bolt mask either.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will hit theaters on May 2, 2014.
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[via Black Film]