Here’s what we know about Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are back. Shailene Woodley and Dane DeHaan have been added as Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn. Somehow, Martin Sheen’s Uncle Ben will appear. And Jamie Foxx is going to be the bad guy, Electro. The film starts shooting in early 2013 and is scheduled for release May 2, 2014.

But that’s not all. In a new interview, Foxx explained how Max Dillon begins to go from mild mannered man to full blown super-villain in the film, and it’s not what you think. He also talks about the new version of the costume and more. Check out the actor’s potentially spoilerish comments below.

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Foxx refers to Electro as “Matt Dillon,” which is funny, but he probably just misspoke and meant Max. That aside, his revelations of the costume seem to be much more along the lines of the Ultimates version of the character rather than the classic version. As for the origin, that too seems slightly different from the comics. There Dillon’s pathway to supervillain never had anything to do with hero-worship or stolen ideas. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think Spider-Man ever worked with, or partnered with, Dillon in anyway before he became Electro. Dillon’s transformation did, however, have to do with his relationship with his mother and her raising of him. You can read more about the Electro from the comics here.

Admittedly, it’s hard to put anything concrete down based off a few statements from Foxx here. The origin could be exactly like the comics and maybe he’s just focusing on some other plot points not related to that. Still, it’s nice that he’s being so open about the role and his excitement for it. The role almost has a tangential parallel to his current role in Django Unchained: a quiet man living a terrible life of nothing who, through personal tragedy, rises above to become something more.

What can you take out of Foxx’s thoughts here? Does it excite or worry you about the direction The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is taking?

 

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