Some of the most surprising news out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe broke this afternoon as it was reported that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Jamie Foxx is set to return as the villain Electro in Marvel Studios' third Spider-Man movie. This news has fans reeling and confused, how could a character from a now-defunct version of the franchise return? Especially one who seemingly died in his lone appearance? Most seem to think this indicates a live-action version of the Spider-Verse is happening, while others aren't convinced that this is a good idea at all. We've collected the range of reactions below!
Here's what we actually know about the third Spider-Man movie from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. Tom Holland will once again star as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming movie, which is being directed by Jon Watts (having previously helmed the first two movies). Zendaya, Jacob Batalan, Marisa Tomei, and Tony Revolori are all expected to return as their characters once again. Production could begin on the film before the end of the year and is scheduled to be released on December 17, 2021.
What do you think of Foxx returning and what do you think it means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Spider-Man films? Let us know in the comments below!
"the beginning of the Multi-verse"
This HAS to be the beginning of the Multi-verse. And if it isn’t, I have a hunch lots of people are going to be disappointed.
But it is. I know it. https://t.co/ZlqAoARdg7— Final Take Podcast (@FinalTakePod) October 1, 2020
"he's getting a second chance"
Great he's getting a second chance at the role. Hopefully they'll take inspiration from the video game. That was a great Electro.— Richard yeoman (@rpyjnr) October 1, 2020
"CHANGE THE COSTUME!"
I'm ok with this but please for the love of all that is unholy CHANGE THE COSTUME!! Please don't keep him the same as he was in that shitshow of a movie... #Electro #SpiderMan3 https://t.co/TPeIHJ5phC— Maria Tattoo⛧ (@maria_tattoo13) October 1, 2020
"basically confirms spiderverse"
yeah this basically confirms we will get a spiderverse type of movie.— Sir James (@JamesTsakiris) October 1, 2020
"Hmmmm I wonder"
Hmmmm I wonder if Andrew Garfield will make a cameo 👀 https://t.co/vTlwesGU8M— SAMMY (@4SamGarcia) October 1, 2020
YO NO WAY
YO NO FUCKING WAY https://t.co/6DXBpxBFtU— Frankie 🐝 (@Frankie_A97) October 1, 2020
w-why... https://t.co/PiWiy1WUge— ⎊ maria ¹ᴰ 🇳🇿 (@erodasgard) October 1, 2020
And here's how it happened
Jamie Foxx’s Electro didn’t die here. Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man just knocked him into another universe, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. pic.twitter.com/A6fwC841x9— Walt (@UberKryptonian) October 1, 2020
About that other franchise with Foxx
So much for Spawn— ABunchofComics (@ABunchofComics) October 1, 2020