Released in 2014, the second installment of Andrew Garfield’s “Spider-Man” sees the arrival in its cast of a newcomer in the person of Jamie Foxx. The latter plays a famous enemy of the superhero: Electro. However, like the character he plays, the actor really doesn’t like spiders. And it proved hilariously during his time in France.
Spider-Man multiplies enemies
As with the Spider-man 3 by Sam Raimi, The Amazing Spider-Man: A Hero’s Fate sees his superhero face many supervillains. Indeed, the character, embodied in this saga by Andrew Garfield, faces iconic villains such as Rhino, The Green Goblin or even Electro.
At that time, Sony had plans to create an extended universe (similar to the Marvel / Disney MCU). So a movie centered around the Sinister Six, group formed by the greatest enemies of Spider-Man. However, the American studio will review its plans following the critical and commercial semi-failure of this second opus. Andrew Garfield will not keep very good memories of this blockbuster.
This bet pushes Sony to accept a partnership with Marvel Studios in 2015, so that the famous superhero integrates the MCU in a new face, embodied by Tom Holland.
Jamie Foxx little fan of spiders
Beneath his impressive build, Jamie Foxx has his little anxieties. Indeed, the interpreter of Electro don’t carry spiders in your heart, excluding cameras. Antoine de Caunes therefore took note of this anecdote and had fun with it during the passage of the actor in The Grand Journal, for the promotion of the film.
After doing the show by playing a sketch accompanied by Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and a De Caunes disguised as Spider-Man, Jamie Foxx had the (bad) surprise to see a fake plastic spider land in front of him during his interview. A little surprised and scared, the actor confirmed that he does not like these little beasts too much. The hilarious sequence can also be viewed on the site Gentside.
As a reminder, Jamie Foxx will resume his Electro costume in Spider-Man: No Way Home, third opus of the Tom Holland era. The film hits theaters this week, starting December 15.