This past week, Spider-Man: No Way Home broke all kinds of box office records. Fans of the film took to Twitter to shine a light on one of the film’s highlights, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx. Now, it appears the folks in charge over at Sony Pictures feel the same way. A new report from Murphy’s Multiverse claims Sony is in the early stages of courting Foxx to return to the Marvel world once more for his own Electro spinoff.
As always, take this news with a grain of salt until confirmed by the studio itself. However, per the initial report, Sony is looking to add Foxx’s Electro spinoff project to its upcoming slate of Marvel films. If the film comes to fruition, Electro would join Spider-Man villains Kraven the Hunter, Morbius, and Madame Web with their own projects in the works.
Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, he was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #9 in 1964. The supervillain serves as one of Spider-Man’s most prominent foes, though he has also come into conflict with other heroes, most notably Daredevil. The villain possesses electric manipulation abilities as well as superhuman strength and speed when fully charged. Jamie Foss first played the character in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man, opposite Tick, Tick… Boom! star Andrew Garfield.
Recently, Foxx led the cast of his own comedy series for Netflix titled Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!. Last year, the actor voiced the main character in Pixar’s latest Oscar-winning film, Soul. Additionally, the Ray star will next play the titular antihero role in Todd McFarlane’s upcoming Spawn reboot. Furthermore, Foxx’s upcoming Mike Tyson biopic is actively in development as well.
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