‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Adds Jamie Foxx as Electro!
'Amazing Spider-Man 2' has a new love interest (Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary Jane Watson) and now has found its villain with an Oscar-winner on board to play one of Spidey's oldest foes, Electro.
Electro first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man #9" in 1964. The character was repairing a power line when he was struck by lightning and found himself with the ability to control electricity. He was approached by Magneto (of the X-Men universe) to join the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants but would eventually join up with the Sinister Six; Spider-Man's most feared foes including Vulture, Kraven, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio and Sandman.
In addition to Electro and Mary Jane, producers are looking to cast a younger actor to star as Harry Osborn, the eventual Green Goblin.
The script was written by James Vanderbilt and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ('Star Trek'). 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' is set to hit theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.