Well this is shocking? Get it, because Electro is electricity based…he shocks…with electricity….
Anyways Jamie Foxx is coming back to the MCU (allegedly) as the dubious Electro! I know what you are saying, “Jamie Foxx was Electro? In a Marvel movie? When?!?”
Well back when Spider-Man movies sucked at Sony (under director Mark Webb) Foxx hammed up the role of Max Dillon, AKA, Electro in the forgettable The Amazing Spider-Man 2. A movie that saw a nerdy and pushed around Dillon look like he stumbled in from a bad SNL skit become a blue pulsating menace that had rap music play whenever he got mad. Yes that happened and it was that bad.
THR has the scoop on Jamie Foxx returning as Electro in the Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel, AKA Spider-Man 3 (not to be confused with the other Spider-Man 3). This is a bit surprising (or should I say shocking), since Foxx’s Electro is from a completely different Spidey franchise.
What could this mean? The best bet is that the Far From Home sequel is going to involve the Multiverse in some capacity. The Multiverse – different universes with different versions of various Marvel characters – is being set-up in the next Doctor Strangemovie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Is that going to spill over into the third entry in the Marvel-Sony Spider-Manseries? Maybe! Or maybe this is just a shot at redemption for Foxx in the role of Electro.
Plot details of the Far From Home sequel remain a mystery. Far From Home ended with Tom Holland’s Spidey having his secret identity exposed while also being framed for the drone attack caused by Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Quentin Beck/Mysterio. This will no doubt lead to major complications for everyone’s favorite neighborhood Spider-Man.
Cast members Tom Holland, Zendaya,Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori are all expected to return, as is director Jon Watts. As of now, the release date is set for December 17, 2021, but that could and most likely will change.