Spider-Man’s most electrifying villain, Electro, could potentially make another return on the big screen in his own solo adventure. SPOLERS for the latest film below!
When it was announced that Jaime Foxx’s Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would return in Spider-Man: No Way Home fans became excited, confused and curious on how his character is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) . All of those questions were answered when No Way Home was revealed to be a multiverse film.
Foxx’s Electro entered the MCU from a spell that Dr. Strange unsuccessfully tried to do by erasing the world’s memory of Peter Parker as Spider-Man, and his performance received high praise from critics and fans. His character was more fleshed out and developed in No Way Home, and he was also given a more accurate look that was based on his comic book counterpart.
What’s Next For Electro?
His character also got a redemption moment after he was supposedly cured of his powers and seemed to turn a new leaf, or at least put his villainous ways behind him. He was even able to mend his quarrel with Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man and get back home to his Spidey universe a seemingly changed man. But it looks like this will not be the end of Electro’s journey, if what Murphy’s Multiverse heard is right.
There are multiple rumors escalating that Sony is in talks to potentially make a solo spin-off film of Foxx’s Electro. This is not a surprise, as Sony is known for making solo films out of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery. Examples include the two Venom films, Morbius, and the upcoming Kraven The Hunter film starring Aaron Taylor Johnson.
When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 first came out in 2014 initial reactions to the film were negative, due to the messy plot, pacing, and storyline. But one of the main positives was Foxx’s performance as Electro. Max Dillon was a disgruntled Oscorp Employee that didn’t have friends and was highly looked down upon, even calling himself a loser, but Spider-Man felt sorry for Max and showed him love, confidence, and friendship.
This in turn made Foxx’s Electro look up to and idolize Spider-Man to the point even borderline obsessive. Sadly Foxx’s Electro had a tragic accident on his birthday while working at Oscorp by falling at a pool of Electric Eels and became the iconic villain Electro. Now the only nitpick of Foxx’s Electro was in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 was that he was blue, which was way different from his comic book counterpart which featured a green and yellow costume or suit.
In No Way Home, Foxx’s Electro got suit and style that was somewhat similar to his comic book counterpart, but most importantly he was no longer blue. Additionally Foxx’s gave Electro a new take on his character in No Way Home, and of course mentioned earlier the reception from audiences was astounding. According to sources and rumors this highly positive response caused executives at Sony to invoke a clause in Foxx’s contract that was tied to the successful box office opening of No Way Home.
However again this is just a reported rumor and a film spin-off film starring Foxx’s Electro has not been announced or greenlit. But don’t be surprised if it does get announced or made as mentioned earlier Sony has a history of making spin-off films on characters relating to Spider-Man especially his iconic villains. Hopefully we could see the return of Foxx’ Electro again real soon. But fans can watch him again at the big screen on Spider-Man: No Way Home now showing in theaters.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk.
When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is officially out now in theaters worldwide. The film stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, J.B. Smoove, Benedict Wong, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx. The film is written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, along with cinematography by Mauro Flore and music by Michael Giacchino. No Way Home is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal and directed by Jon Watts.
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse