Jamie Foxx on all things Electro for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Jamie Foxx is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. He even has an Academy Award. And comic fans don’t give a damn about that. Comic book fans are hard to please. When you are taking their own vision about a comic and turning it into a movie and getting it wrong, you will hear from them. Recently Jamie Foxx spoke with Empire Magazine and had this to say about some of the fan backlash:

“It used to be people would wait until they saw the film to decide their opinion. Now it’s, ‘Ben Affleck is Batman?! How [frick]ing dare you!’ What’s that all about? These blogs don’t like anything. Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. They weren’t happy – until they saw them. So you have to not give too much to it.”

Foxx also had this to say about the costume:

“We tried a few different versions of the look. There were some that involved a lot more blue, but this one just looked the best. And it cut the make-up down from four hours to about one-and-a-half, which is good for me. I like this suit. The suit works. It’s badass. I could wear this to the clubs.”

Foxx on wanting Electro to be a serious character:

“I didn’t want Electro to be funny at all. There were lines I thought he shouldn’t say…this is a man who’s angry. He’s mad at the gods. He’s just using Spider-Man and these people as an excuse to act out and be evil. The voice is from me watching Clint Eastwood and Alec Baldwin. The great whisperers.”


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