When last we heard from Jamie Foxx, he was crossing his fingers that he would be cast as Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Foxx’s four year old daughter was a big Spider-Man fan, so Foxx had said she would go crazy if he got the role.
In an unusual move, Sony/Columbia Pictures has officially confirmed that Jamie Foxx is a part of the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, via a press release announcing another actor being cast. While announcing that Dane DeHaan had been cast as Harry Osborn, Columbia Pictures noted that he would be joining fellow cast members Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley.
While Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are returning cast members and it had already been reported Shailene Woodley was joining the cast, Jamie Foxx’s role in the Amazing Spider-Man had never been officially confirmed until the press release. Considering that Jamie Foxx is an Academy Award winning actor, one would think that his casting would have gotten its own official press release from Sony.
Either Sony assumed that everyone already knew that Jamie Foxx was going to land the Electro role or in a rush to get out a release after director Marc Webb spilled the beans about Dane DeHaan on Twitter, they forget that Jamie Foxx had never officially been confirmed. Regardless, it looks like Foxx’s four year old daughter is going to be going crazy.