Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Jamie Foxx on Electro origin story

Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Electro outfit inspired by Ultimate Spider-Man?

Electro in the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series

Speaking to Black Film and MTV about his forthcoming role as Max Dillon, the man who becomes Marvel supervillain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jamie Foxx’s costume description  sounds uncannily like the Ultimate Universe take on the character.

“It won’t be green and yellow,” said Foxx. “It will be a different color. They want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow. They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what [happened]. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff…  The suit is really slick. It’s actually black. It’s a new age.”

He also revealed a bit about the character’s origin story, saying, “You’ll see that in his whole life, no one is talking to him. People have stolen his ideas at the big company. He’s a nobody. At a certain point, Spider-Man bumps into him and says, ‘You’re my guy. You’re my eyes and ears on the street. And he says his name — no one has ever said Dillon’s name… He sort of starts thinking that somehow, he’s Spider-Man’s partner.”

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