Jamie Foxx Talks Empathy for Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
September 11, 2013
The first footage that we've seen from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 focused primarily on Jamie Foxx as Electro. In addition, the footage screened at Comic-Con revealed like he will go on a bit of a rampage when he gets his "god like" powers, but the character will still be relatable even after his electrifying upgrade.
In an interview with Digital Spy, Foxx was asked if audiences will be able to empathize with the character and he once again brings up a "team up" with Spider-Man.
"I think with all of the Spider-Man villains there is a certain empathy to them. The way we crafted Electro, when he's Max you definitely feel for him because he's been sort of shut out and no one really cares about him. And it's his birthday and even his mom forgot his birthday, so you will feel that. So when he does turn into Electro it's serious venom, he really wants to hurt everybody, and when he feels like Spider-Man betrays him he really wants to hurt him bad."
Swinging into theaters on May 2, 2014, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.