Jamie Foxx Says His Electro Won’t Be Blue In Marvel’s Next ‘Spider-Man’ Film

Jamie Foxx’s version of Electro remains one of those things that comes up first when discussing Sony’s failed Amazing Spider-Man franchise. How they managed to ruin one of Spidey’s classic villains goes, at least in part, to his ridiculous blue-skinned look, which he gained after falling into a tank of electric eels *snort*  With the stunning news that Foxx will return as Electro as part of the MCU, the actor is promising he won’t look like an acid-washed smurf this time.

Foxx posted on Instagram, and then deleted, his excited confirmation of the Electro news…

“Tell Spider let’s run it back!” he wrote. “Super excited to part of the new marvel Spider-Man new installment… can’t wait for y’all to check the new one. And I won’t be blue in this one!! But a thousand percent badass!!!”

Considering Electro died in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this sounds like a brand new version of the character. Perhaps one that is more in accordance with the comic book.  This also makes me very curious whether we’re slowly seeing the formation of the Sinister Six, which we know was very high on Sony’s plans at one point.

The next Spider-Man movie opens December 17th 2021.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.