Most people are expecting Kraven the Hunter to be revealed as the villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man 3, especially since it’s been announced that Triple Frontier director J.C. Chandor is in talks to helm a solo movie for the big game hunter as part of Sony’s SPUoMC. And while it still seems likely that he could first debut in the aforementioned threequel, he certainly won’t be the only antagonist involved.
As you’ve surely heard by now, news broke yesterday that Jamie Foxx will be playing Electro in the upcoming superhero blockbuster. Of course, the Academy Award winner previously played Max Dillon in Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and was poised to become an integral part of the planned Sinister Six spinoff that had Drew Goddard attached to write and direct.
No further details have been released as of yet in regards to Foxx’s role, but the internet has already been sent into meltdown about what his return could mean. After all, if J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson hails from the Tobey Maguire movies and Jamie Foxx’s Electro appeared when Andrew Garfield was playing the web-slinger, could we be on the verge of a live-action Spider-Verse? A lot of folks certainly seem to think so, and you can check out just some of the reactions below.
JAMIE FOXX IS PLAYING ELECTRO IN TOM HOLLAND'S SPIDER-MAN 3
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) October 1, 2020
are you kidding me? https://t.co/jdlN8ytBLw
— Will Bagley (@willbagley6) October 2, 2020
Omg what?! Spider-verse!! Now get Andrew Garfield for an appearance too please ???? https://t.co/oUwc3w0HkB
— ✪ Syarifah Schmidt (@K_SlapShot) October 1, 2020
I am begging for them to give us sinister six PLEASE https://t.co/cXB37noMay
— rina (@DRAKESlNNER) October 1, 2020
Live action spiderverse coming together nicely I see https://t.co/SicYx6R5mf
— BENder’s Big Score (@CorkBenChannel) October 1, 2020
What does it mean??? What does it all mean????? https://t.co/ff4SjbIvFu
— Strawberry Jam (@rwbesocute) October 1, 2020
I know they haven’t even begun shooting yet but show me a trailer already https://t.co/ELWmrEOG15
— chris (@chriscampb) October 1, 2020
NOW DO ANDREW https://t.co/4wsD1mtaIl
— nicoly dawson (@nicolypallazini) October 1, 2020
Wait… what if J. Johnna Jamison in the end credits is from Tobey’s universe and Electro from Andrew’s https://t.co/Wnl2tXb3kr
— James Baxter (@Guymundo25) October 1, 2020
Spider-Man 3 is set to kick off shooting in the near future having initially been placed on hiatus and then delayed until December 2021, and as the cast starts coming together, we should get a much clearer idea of how Foxx’s Electro fits into the movie and what it could mean for both the Spidey franchise and the MCU as a whole sooner rather than later.