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    Default 'Spider-Man 3' Jolt: Jamie Foxx Returning as Electro (Hollywood Reporter)

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...ctro-exclusive

    Foxx played Electro in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which starred Garfield as Spider-Man. The film failed to impress critics and underperformed at the box office with $708.9 million globally. Those muted box-office returns along with the 2014 Sony hack paved the way for Sony to do the unthinkable and strike a deal with Marvel Studios to share the character, leading to Holland starring as the webslinger in the Avengers movies and Marvel talent such as Robert Downey Jr. appearing in Sony's solo Spider-Man films.

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    It's kinda random but maybe Fiege saw potential in his perfomance that we didn't.

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    1). It's Jamie Foxx!
    2). I am hoping for the unhinged Max, not what we got last time ... got enough of that in the Ultimate U and the MTV show.
    3). Give him a suit please!
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    I don't think anyone was asking for this other than Feige (who was probably the only person who watched ASM2 and wanted more Electro) but I guess Jamie Foxx deserves better (even if he could've played any other character).
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    3). Give him a suit please!
    I would expect a much more comic-accurate costume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the illustrious mr. kenway View Post
    It's kinda random but maybe Fiege saw potential in his perfomance that we didn't.
    Kevin Fiege really is an Elon Musk like figure to you people, isn't he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinsir View Post
    Kevin Fiege really is an Elon Musk like figure to you people, isn't he?
    Probably but I'm just trying to be positive. I like the MCU but I don't think its perfect. Hell it didn't get really great till Phase 3.
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    Bear in mind casting for both movies needs to be agreed by both Sony and Marvel. Feige can't unilaterally decide on casting because the nature of these movies is that the actors are under contract to Sony and not to Disney.

    Sony writes the paychecks to Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Gyllenhaal and everyone.

    It's like that bit in the DCAU version of WORLD'S FINEST where Luthor and Bruce discuss their corporate deal:

    Luthor (Feige): Bruce I think I have a say.

    Bruce (Sony): Not according to our deal we don't, all defense applications [casting decisions] require my exclusive approval alone. Tell your boys at the pentagon [your fanboys on the net] that I just don't have the imagination.

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    I’m scratching my head over this one.

    A new casting would have had the potential to generate more excitement than this retread will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinsir View Post
    Kevin Fiege really is an Elon Musk like figure to you people, isn't he?
    Fiege delivers, unlike Musk. He knows his audience.

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    As long as its 616 Max dillion. Aggressive and crazy(Much like Foxx in Baby driver. Loved him as bats).

    That character wasn't good but they did some cool things with his powers. Think Foxx woulda been better a a different character but I'm fine with this. Just as long as it isn't Ultimates electro again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinsir View Post
    Kevin Fiege really is an Elon Musk like figure to you people, isn't he?
    Jamie Foxx is a Best Actor Oscar winner who has consistently given good performances. Him sucking as Electro was clearly a writing problem.

    It ain't that deep.

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    Mixed feelings depending on whether this is a new version or not. I quite liked him as an introvert desperate for attention in ASM2 but then he devolved into a one note henchman for the films second half. Probably better if he gets to be more akin to classic Electro.

    I also wonder if this is a response by Sony after Keaton is getting more involved with the DCEU as Bruce Wayne. Might be they want a backup actor to Michael if they can’t get Sinister Six with Vulture leading off the ground again. It’s funny to see how they have spent nearly a decade trying to make Sinister Six work somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Metaltron View Post
    Mixed feelings depending on whether this is a new version or not. I quite liked him as an introvert desperate for attention in ASM2 but then he devolved into a one note henchman for the films second half. Probably better if he gets to be more akin to classic Electro.

    I also wonder if this is a response by Sony after Keaton is getting more involved with the DCEU as Bruce Wayne. Might be they want a backup actor to Michael if they can’t get Sinister Six with Vulture leading off the ground again. It’s funny to see how they have spent nearly a decade trying to make Sinister Six work somehow.
    Id bet money hes not playing the same version. I'm hoping this is just a chance at a do over for him. To distance itself it makes sense to stick closer to 616 Max. I think a more aggro version of his character from Baby Driver could work well for Electro. Anyway hope he isn't Thee villian. Hope they throw multiple villians out there and someone else is the main one. Keaton is playing probaly a small role in a flash movie. That won't effect his ability to play Vulture. So we got Vulutre,Shocker,Scorpion, and now electro. Mysterio if he faked his death or if the guy who uploaded the footage takes over the mantle. Introduce Doc Ock as the main villian over electro and you have a full roster maybe. If Mysterio is done maybe Kraven can join after his solo film or Dimitri the Sheild guy from FFH who people think might be Chameleon.

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    Two things up with this news.

    Alternate Realities
    DC having multiple batman's for Flash with Keaton returning.

    Its obvious MCU wants to start experimenting with alternate worlds. don't be surprised if the fan theories turns out correct that the two quicksilvers will return at some point.

    There now becomes no limits. I just hope neither Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart , Ian Mckellen or Famke Janssen return for any MCU X-Men. I think those that ended on a good note should just retire the roles than having a big chance to spoil their legacy, you don't want another JJ Abrams star wars with ruins of every original character.

    Another flimsy theory, I think this could MCU ways to reboot the series, which will be a darn shame since MCU has many opportunities to start making movies that are more creatively versatile beyond their MCU formula, bringing in past players from other marvel films feels like a gimmick.
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    His Electro might actually be the worst Spider-Man villain of any of the films, so it seems strange this is the route

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