Tom Holland's Spider-Man 3 is shaping up to be an intriguing entry to the Phase 4 slate of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the internet-stopping reveal that Jamie Foxx was reportedly "in final talks" to return as Electro for the threequel. As expected, the reveal eventually became a major point of discussion among fans on social media.
The chatter surrounding Foxx's return as Electro led many to believe that the actor could potentially play the same character from The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, especially considering the multiverse concept will be further established during the next chapter of the MCU.
Whatever the case, new evidence has emerged straight from the Electro actor himself, seemingly hinting that his return to the Marvel universe is already a done deal.
Jamie Foxx reposted an Instagram story from Django Unchained actor Keith Jefferson about congratulating him for returning as Electro for Spider-Man 3. In a way, this seemingly confirms his involvement with the third installment of the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man franchise.
Update: In a separate Instagram post (which Foxx has now deleted), Foxx expressed his excitement to return as Electro for Spider-Man 3, but he shared an intriguing comment by teasing that he "won’t be blue in this one:" In this post, Foxx shared a number of fan-made images, including one showing three versions of Spider-Man in Spider-Verse themed art which can be seen below:
"Tell Spidey let’s run it back!... super excited to part of the new marvel Spider-Man new installment... can t wait for y’all to check the new one. And I won’t be blue in this one!! But a thousand percent badass!!! #swipeleft"
WHAT THIS MEANS
At first glance, this essentially confirms Foxx's inclusion in Spider-Man 3. While the Project Power actor didn't include any comment while sharing the Instagram story, it's still an interesting way to verify the reports of his return to the Marvel universe.
Moments after sharing the Instagram story, Foxx directly confirmed his return in Spider-Man 3 by posting an entirely new post from the same platform, but the biggest takeaway was his tease about not being blue this time around. In a way, this seemingly hints that a new version of Electro, with a different skin tone and costume, will debut in the threequel.
Still, it raises more questions than answers on how everything will play out in the third installment. The version of Electro that Foxx will be playing is still a question on everyone's minds, and the answer to that will no doubt send a clear message on the direction of the franchise moving forward.
If Foxx will indeed portray a fresh new take of the villain, it will provide an easy way for Spider-Man 3 to integrate the character into the narrative. Given that Foxx's portrayal of Electro during The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was met with mixed reviews, the actor will be given the chance to redeem himself by playing the villain in a new storyline alongside a new version of the webslinger.
On the flip side, if Foxx is throwing a curve ball to fans and both Marvel Studios and Sony elect to go multiversal, the actor's involvement as Electro will certainly open the floodgates for more characters from previous Spider-Man franchises to appear, which could potentially lead to the heavily rumored Spider-Verse narrative.
Regardless, Foxx's confirmation of his return is a huge step forward for Spider-Man 3, and fans are hoping that more positive surprises surface from the threequel's development.