Earlier this month, Comicbook.com was first to confirm Jamie Foxx would be playing Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Rumors had been circulating for awhile that Foxx was up for the role, but it was never officially confirmed by Sony until we happened to notice it in a press release announcing the casting of Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn.
We noted at the time that Jamie Foxx had previously revealed that his four year old daughter was a huge Spider-Man fan. Now, Access Hollywood has an update on how Jamie Foxx revealed the news to his daughter. Foxx surprised the lucky little girl with a set visit. While filming of The Amazing Spider-Man sequel isn’t set to start until February, pre-production has already begun, so we’re assuming he took her to see sets under construction.
On the set, Jamie Foxx broke the news to his daughter that he had been cast in Spider-Man. Her first response was to ask him if Spider-Man was going to beat him up. Foxx told her that he didn’t know to which she replied, “Good.” Of course, while Jamie Foxx might be uncertain, we’re pretty sure Spider-Man is eventually going to beat him up, because that’s how superhero movies work.
In regards to the Electro role, Foxx also said, “It’s an amazing ride. So, it’s humbling and just a lot of fun.” The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to arrive in theaters on May 2, 2014.