Jamie Foxx Reacts to Electro's New & Improved Spider-Man Look

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Spider-Man: No Way Home is now less than a couple of weeks from its long-awaited theatrical debut, and it remains at the top of fans’ minds after more than a year of thrilling teases for the plot. Starting off with the reveal of Jamie Foxx’s return as Electro last October and only growing bigger and better from there, the MCU threequel now stands with the chance to be arguably the biggest solo movie in franchise history.

Sony and Marvel are currently moving full speed ahead with No Way Home’s promotional tour, which continues to deliver new exciting footage and hints for what’s coming almost every single day. With fresh story details and never-before-seen shots of villains like Electro, the Green Goblin, and Doctor Octopus, fans are eating up every bit of information and constantly craving more.

Although press screenings are inching closer, Sony is currently enjoying a moment to promote all of its upcoming superhero projects at CCXP Comic-Con in Brazil. There, Jamie Foxx took the spotlight with new quotes regarding how much he’s looking forward to bringing his electric villain into the MCU through Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Jamie Foxx Excited for New Electro Look

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During an interview at the CCXP Comic-Con in Brazil, via YouTube, Spider-Man: No Way Home star Jamie Foxx shared his excitement to return to the role of Electro after first appearing in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Foxx appeared at the event via a video interview with co-stars Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

Mentioning his relationship with No Way Home producer Amy Pascal, Foxx revealed that she got him fully on board and excited for what was coming, specifically as she told him he "didn't have to be blue" this time around. Pascal explained to him that he would get to be "a little more hip" and that he would get to hang out with other incredible co-stars like Molina and Dafoe, for whom he shared immense respect:

"I was excited knowing [producer] Amy [Pascal] for years, man, and knowing what she’s done with this franchise, and she was explaining to me that it’s gonna be hot, and I didn’t have to be blue, and things like that as far as my character is concerned, so you’re gonna be a little more hip, and that I get a chance to hang out with these incredible thespians. To walk on set and to see these guys, I literally bowed to them, and we’ve been having a ball."

Touching on the chance to return to his role, Foxx loved that he was able to get "a brand new start" after simply being happy to be a part of his first movie at all. The Electro actor also mentioned that he "feels more comfortable" for his second time playing the role as he's able to just go for it with everything he has:

"I’m happy we got a brand new start, a brand new look. The blue, when we did it the first time, I didn’t care, I was just happy to be in this wonderful course, and it was, like you said, it was sort of like two or three hours or whatever. But with this new, this new new, it’s fly. The homies are like ‘Ok, we get you now.’ I was blue, they still roll with me, ‘Ok, you blue.’ But this one, it just feels more comfortable, and I think it feels more today, modern, not trying so hard. I sort of relate it to R&B. Back in the day, R&B, you used to have fringes on your outfit and shoulder pads and things. Now, you can just sing, so it’s like, now we’re just singing."

Jaime Foxx All In on Improved Electro

Jamie Foxx hasn’t had any qualms about his disapproval over being completely blue in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, one of many challenges he had to push through while making that movie. In fact, it was one of the first things he mentioned being excited about changing when he jumped the gun confirming his comeback in No Way Home in October 2020.

Now that Foxx appeared in November’s second full trailer for the movie, it’s become fair game for him to discuss some of what he gets to do in his MCU debut as Max Dillon.

Of course, he can't reveal too much information considering everything that's already expected to arrive in No Way Home, although fans have speculated on what his new journey will hold. From potential plot points such as him killing his universe's Tony Stark to turning against Alfred Molina's Doc Ock, Max Dillon is in for quite a thrilling ride after his fight against Andrew Garfield's web-slinger.

Even with the mystery, simply the fact that Jamie Foxx gets to look like Jamie Foxx in this new outing has him all in on the prospects of what could happen in the MCU's third wall-crawling epic.

Spider-Man: No Way Home will debut in theaters on December 17, 2021.

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- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.