Jamie Foxx is set to reprise his role as Electro in the new Spider-Man film.
The Oscar-winning actor previously played the super-villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in 2014, which starred Andrew Garfield as the web-slinging superhero, when Sony Pictures had exclusive film rights to the Marvel Comics character.
Now, Spider-Man is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Foxx is to get the chance to battle Tom Holland as Spidey in his third standalone story.
Jon Watts, who directed both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, will once again behind the camera for the movie, which is slated for release in December 2021.
Holland will be joined by returning supporting cast members such as Zendaya, Marisa Tomei and Jacob Batalon.
Electro isn't the only non-MCU character to join the Holland-led Spider-Man movies. Far From Home featured a cameo by J Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons) in the Tobey-Maguire-starring Spider-Man trilogy.
Story details are being kept under wraps at the moment, the movie will be produced by Marvel chief Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal.
As well as bringing Electro to life, Foxx has previously played villains in flicks such as Dreamgirls and Baby Driver, and he has admitted that he relishes playing baddies on screen.
The 52-year-old actor explained: "It's the same hustle, it's just this is action. It has a little bit more of a deeper pool when it comes to the car chase and the guns, see I like guns and car chases, falling in love, tragedy and all of that kind of stuff.
"Yeah I love playing the villain."
He has also signed up for the lead role in comic book movie Spawn.
Foxx will portray Al Simmons in a new big screen adaptation of the hit '90s comic book character. The film will be directed by Todd McFarlane in his debut behind the camera. — BANG
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