Friday, December 21, 2012

Jamie Foxx is Electro! Plus More Casting News!

Wow, I felt like I haven't been on here for ages. Well months actually, but I was speaking metaphorically. Any who, I know most of you have already read that Jamie Foxx will be playing the next main villain in the upcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man' installment. Who might that be, you may ask? Well of course you read the title to this, then you already know the answer.

I find it cool that our favorite "electrifying" rogue will finally get to be on the big screen, fighting against our favorite wall-crawler of course! Now you may be thinking that it's a bit odd that they chose someone whom looks nothing like the character from the comics. Well, I am all not too worry about that. As long he can act, and give justice to the character, I will be satisfied.

It's good for them to cast someone like Jamie Foxx, who has the right acting chops to portray someone like Maxwell Dillon (aka Electro) on the big-screen. Will Foxx don the green and yellow jumpsuit? Maybe not, here's what he had to say on the matter:
"It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different color. They (the producers) want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic bookie, so it won’t be green and yellow. They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what happen. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff."
As a Spidey fan, I am totally down with that. Because the original outfit wouldn't look threatening enough. But hey, it would give Spidey a reason to come up with good wisecracks!

As far for the origin, I read it will be drastically different than the original. From what a source told me, there was an interview with Mr. Foxx about his role in the upcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man' sequel. He explained everything that happens that leads up to Max Dillon becoming Electro, how he's been screwed over all his life, had all his inventions stolen by big corporations and is completely down on his luck. Spidey gives him some kind of recognition, and that makes him obsessive over the web-slinger. I really haven't watch the interview for this, so I can't confirm nor deny if it's true or not. Sounds like it could be interesting though, but I guess we'll have to wait and see for further official news.

On another note, here's some information on whose gonna star alongside Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. It's official, we got our Mary Jane and Harry Osborn!! Actress Shailene Woodley (TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and actor Dane DeHaan (2012's Chronicle movie), will be playing as Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn in the next 'Amazing Spider-Man' movie.


And that's not all! Apparently stuntman Asim Ahmad will be playing Morbius, THE LIVING VAMPIRE. Well...not exactly the Living Vampire in this portrayal. Here's what Asim had to say about the role, "Morbius is only mentioned in two pages, not a big part." When fans asked him whether he was telling the truth with his casting as Morbius, Ahmad responded, "Yep, not a big part mind you, but it's gonna be a blast." In another posting, he wrote, "I assure you it's not B.S. but it's not a huge thing like everyone is making it out to be. 2-3 mins, tops." Well that sucks, but maybe Morbius might be back in the third one as the Living Vampire we all know and love from the comics and the '90s TV series? We can only dream.

That is all I want to cover for now, I will try to be back with more news as soon as I can! Let me know what you think in the comments below!
~ Gobbie, Out! ~