Spider-Man Update Points to Electro Spin-off Starring Jamie Foxx

By Klein Felt Updated:
Spider-Man Jamie Foxx Electro Spin-off Rumor

There are few things on the planet bigger right now than Spider-Man: No Way Home. The MCU Spidey threequel is the biggest movie since March 2020 and potentially one of the biggest ever if its opening weekend numbers are anything to go by. The Multiversal adventure delivered in bringing back villains from past Spidey movies and having them all going up against Tom Holland's wall-crawler

Amongst this rogues gallery were Alfred Molina's Otto Octavius, Willem Dafoe's Norman Osborn, and Jamie Foxx's Max Dillon (aka Electro). 

Foxx's shocking return was one of the first details that leaked surrounding the film more than a year ago, as the actor couldn't wait to share his excitement in jumping back into the role. 

Now, with No Way Home in the rearview for its cast and crew, it seems that not every antagonist involved may be done in the web-slinging world.

Is Jamie Foxx's Electro Getting a Spider-Man Movie?

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According to known movie insider Charles Murphy, Sony could be exploring a potential Electro spin-off featuring Jamie Foxx. 

Murphy writes that the version of the character seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home has seemingly resonated with audiences, leading Sony to invoke a clause in Foxx's contract tied with the box office returns of No Way Home

This is not a guaranteed greenlight of the project, but a spin-off starring Jamie Foxx as Electro is reportedly an idea that the Sony brass is interested in developing and in talks about. 

A Shocking Sony Spider-Man Universe Development

Warning - the rest of this article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Sony Pictures seems intent on juicing the Spider-Man villain orange for every last drop, and this is just more evidence of that. While the movie studio has had financial success with their Venom franchise of films, the Sony Spider-Man Universe will be put to the ultimate test with the upcoming Morbius and Kraven movies. 

It is obvious that while Sony has Tom Holland's Peter Parker playing in the MCU, they are going to capitalize on the wall-crawling world with their efforts for stand-alone villain films. 

But when does the buck stop? When is it enough? While being an excellent villain in No Way Home, can someone like Max Dillon (Electro) carry his own movie? People love these Spidey villains, but most of them play best when they are serving as the moral ying to Peter Parker's yang, not as the center of their own story. 

It was nice to see Andrew Garfield get to interact with Foxx's Electro once more in the third act of No Way Home, but many would agree that they are okay leaving that character right there. After being "fixed" by the trio of Peters, Electro has lost his powers and got his moment of closure seeing Garfield's face for the first time as the villain. So why carry on that particular thread simply for the sake of carrying it on? 

If Sony is interested in diving deeper into the TASM canon, why not bring Andrew Garfield back (like many are calling for) and make a TASM3? It feels like there is a lot more meat on that bone than a Max Dillon solo movie at this point. 

But as Charles Murphy mentioned above, this project has not been greenlit and Sony does have a reputation of canceling plenty of Spider-Man projects long before they ever see the light of day. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home is playing in theaters worldwide now. 

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Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.