First Look: Jamie Foxx as Electro in The Amazing Spider-man 2

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Splash News Online has recently released photos of Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and its ALL OVER the internet.

Everywhere.

We usually refrain from featuring spoilers or non-publicity photos on the site. But since the whole internet is featuring these photos, it almost feels irresponsible as an entertainment site not to at least discuss the pics.

Our friends at Dark Horizons feel the photos are reminiscent of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s look as Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin.

Which is not good.

But I’ll reserve judgement on Electro’s appearance until I see the entire look, complete with special effects. The first Amazing Spider-man film was a charming, yet forgettable, non-offensive entry into the superhero movie genre. In its defense it had alot of challenges going in, with trying to erase the memory of the beloved previous trilogy of Spider-man films from director Sam Raimi. (Well at least the first two films were beloved.) As well as affable portrayals by Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in the lead roles.

I’m curious to see how Spider-man’s more eccentric rogue gallery of villains come off in these new films. Electro is the kind of character that basically throws any sense of realism out the proverbial window. But villains like these CAN be entertaining if done right. Having an Academy Award winning actor like Jamie Foxx in the role definitely helps. If Electro isn’t enough, The Amazing Spider-man 2 also features Paul Giamatti as The Rhino and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin.

Lets hope that these villains are entertaining as well as menacing, legitimate threats to our beloved web-slinger Spider-man.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled for release in May of 2014. The film is directed by Marc Webb and written by Steve Ditko and Alex Kurtzman. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper and Jamie Foxx.

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