Last week word came down
that actor Jamie Foxx would be reprising his role as Electr
o for the next Tom Holland Spider-Man
movie. As you likely know, Foxx first played the electrified Spider-villain in the Andrew Garfield-The Amazing Spider-Man 2
From the original report it was not clear if Foxx would actually be portraying the same version of Electro from AS2, or be playing an entirely new version, but the news definitely seemed to open up the possibilities of seeing some kind of Multiverse theme come into play, where characters from previous Spider-Man movies might cross-over into the Tom Holland universe. After all we had already seen actor J.K. Simmons
reprise his role of J. Jonah Jameson
at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home
Well now word is that Foxx himself late last week posted on his personal Instagram account this image with this caption:
"Tell Spidey let's run it back!" Foxx wrote on Instagram along with an image featuring his version of Electro in the sky over New York City as three different Spider-Men look on. "Super excited to be part of the new Marvel Spider-Man new installment [sic]. Can't wait for y'all to check out the new one." Foxx went onto say that this new version of Electro "won't be blue," but will be "badass."
The image shows three different versions of Spider-Man
looking up at an electrified sky with Foxx's Electro
character seen in the clouds. The most obvious assumption here is that the three Spider-Man characters are Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield
and Tom Holland
. Foxx also says Electro won't be blue anymore, which makes us think he will now be yellow, the color he is in the comics.
I personally did not see the original Foxx post, and word is that it was quickly deleted. It's hard to believe Foxx would put up such an image without the studio's permission, which we should note hasn't even officially confirmed Foxx will be in Spider-Man 3
yet. We have however seen this tactic to build up hype used by Sony with the previous Spider-Man movies. You may recall how Holland
himself "accidentally" posted images for what appeared to be Hydro Man in the last movie on his personal social media.
has already dabbled in the Marvel multiverse thanks to their animated hit Into The Spider-Verse
, which I suppose could actually end up tying into the live-action movies if you think about it, and if they really wanted to get creative. We also know based on the title of the next Doctor Strange movie, which is called Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
, that the MCU
as a whole will be diving more into the whole Multiverse theme, a concept that has often been used in the comics and was most notable used onscreen during Avengers: Endgame
Whether the third Spider-Man movie ends up playing a major role in the MCU
as a whole or not is really not clear at this time, but I think if fans get to see Holland, Garfield
all on screen together, that alone will be worth the price of admission.