Spider-Man: No Way Home Electro
Image via Marvel

A new fan theory may explain Electro’s yellow lightning in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Fans are puzzled by Electro's altered powers in the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailers and now we may have the answer.

I’m part of the minority that liked The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It’s not perfect, but I enjoyed the playful atmosphere and thought Jamie Foxx’s Electro was a fun villain. His first confrontation with Spidey in Times Square and their final showdown at a power station are both awesome, and I particularly liked the way his powers were incorporated into the score.

Recommended Videos

All of this meant I was very pleased when Marvel Studios confirmed that Jamie Foxx was reprising the role for Spider-Man: No Way Home.

We’re now two trailers and many TV spots deep and have a good idea how Peter’s wish brings in characters from other Spider-Man movies. But one question yet to be answered is how Electro’s powers have changed.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, his lightning bolts are blue – as is he. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, he’s switched up the design to yellow. Additionally, he appears to have recovered from his energy form and retained a more human look. So, what gives?

One theory is that he’s utilizing Stark tech to contain his energy output, as signified by an arc reactor on his chest. Another doing the rounds on Reddit is that his final moments in his last appearance saw him overloaded with yellow lightning. Perhaps this inadvertently upgraded his powers, upping the wattage he can generate.

Or, as another poster points out, we don’t have confirmation that these villains are the exact ones from their respective films. Loki revealed that there’s an infinite number of variant universes out there, so maybe this Electro is simply a variant from a universe in which he received slightly different powers.

With all the villains lined up for Spider-Man: No Way Home I’m hoping Electro gets some decent screentime, as I want to see what Jamie Foxx can do with his second chance in the Spider-Verse.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Disney Plus may have just teased the coming of a fan-favorite X-Men team, as Marvel’s mutant-mania continues
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ admits what we always feared as ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ may just have leaked its runtime
A shocked Spider-Man and Deadpool superimposed over a poster for Netflix's Daredevil
Read Article The MCU’s perfect sequel to both ‘Guardians 3’ and ‘The Marvels’ might finally be in the works
Drax cheers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3/Captain Marvel looks awkward in The Marvels
Read Article The curse of ‘Madame Web’ strikes again to kill off a promising live-action Spidey show
Madame Web
Read Article Marvel Studios still won’t confirm the ‘Ironheart’ release date. Is Riri Williams doomed?
Ironheart
Related Content
Read Article Disney Plus may have just teased the coming of a fan-favorite X-Men team, as Marvel’s mutant-mania continues
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ admits what we always feared as ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ may just have leaked its runtime
A shocked Spider-Man and Deadpool superimposed over a poster for Netflix's Daredevil
Read Article The MCU’s perfect sequel to both ‘Guardians 3’ and ‘The Marvels’ might finally be in the works
Drax cheers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3/Captain Marvel looks awkward in The Marvels
Read Article The curse of ‘Madame Web’ strikes again to kill off a promising live-action Spidey show
Madame Web
Read Article Marvel Studios still won’t confirm the ‘Ironheart’ release date. Is Riri Williams doomed?
Ironheart
Author
David James
London-based writer of anything and everything. Willing to crawl over rusty nails to write about 'Metal Gear Solid' or 'Resident Evil.'