In the months leading to the premiere of the film's first trailer, a plethora of cast members were rumored to join the Tom Holland-led threequel, leading many to believe that the project's scale and scope is on the level of an Avengers movie.
Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange and Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus were the first ones to be confirmed due to the trailer's release, but there are other generational Spider-Man characters that seem poised to appear.
One of those characters is Jamie Foxx's Electro. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor was actually the first one that was reported to be involved in No Way Home, and his presence was further cemented when he confirmed his casting on Instagram.
However, in mere minutes after his social media celebration, Foxx deleted the post, leaving many to speculate if the report was true or not.
Now, as No Way Home's premiere inches closer, Holland has outright confirmed Foxx's inclusion in a new interview.
Tom Holland Confirms Jamie Foxx's MCU Debut
Spider-Man star Tom Holland sat down with Total Film to talk about the stacked cast of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
When asked if he felt any need to prove himself among the threequel's stellar cast, Holland admitted that it was an interesting experience since his co-stars have a "certain ownership over Spider-Man in their own way" while also (accidentally?) confirming Jamie Foxx's appearance in the MCU project:
"Everyone puts their trousers on in the same way in the morning. It was interesting having those guys come in because they have certain ownership over Spider-Man in their own way, and...I’m talking about Alfred and Jamie and those guys."
The Marvel star then described how Alfred Molina and Foxx "adapt and change" their portrayals to "fit the modern era:"
"To see Alfred come in, and have to adapt and change to the way that the films are made, but also change director, and also [the fact that] I’m now Spider-Man. It was really interesting to see these actors adapt and change what they were doing to fit the modern era."
Spider-Man vs. Electro Confirmed
Tom Holland previously teased that Spider-Man: No Way Home will "blow people's minds," and this latest confirmation of Jamie Foxx's Electro should further amplify that promise.
Holland's comments about his co-stars having a sense of "ownership" over Spider-Man is a fitting way to tease how these generational villains will be portrayed on screen, and it will be interesting to find out how the likes of Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus and Foxx's Electro would react upon seeing this new version of the web-slinger.
Holland's remark on how the veteran pair of actors managed to "adapt and change" their portrayals to fit the MCU's environment is an interesting reveal. This means that Molina and Foxx could still utilize how they portrayed their respective villains in past Spider-Man films while also giving a fresh take on their Doctor Octopus and Electro identities.
At this stage, it is unknown if this Electro will be the same version from Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man universe, but there's a chance that he is, especially due to the Multiversal shenanigans that No Way Home will showcase. In Amazing Spider-Man 2, Electro seemingly disappears to nothing near the end of the film, potentially dying at the hands of Garfield's web-slinger.
If this is the case, then Electro could have a deep hatred toward Spider-Man, meaning that Holland's MCU version will likely feel his wrath when it's all said and done.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to premiere in theaters on December 17, 2021.