Is Jamie Foxx a good choice for Electro in TASM 2?

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#1  Edited By Reignmaker

Well, he's a solid actor. I have no problem with it.

Just tell Andrew Garfield to keep that mask on during the action and stop showing off his pretty-boy face! You're Spider-Man damn it! Be proud!

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#2  Edited By SavageDragon

I agree im cool with it. He should give a little vibrato to Electro who is usually just kind of a thug.

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#3  Edited By JonSmith

If nothing else, he'll get a jump on Marvel's Falcon for putting a black superpowered main character in their movie. Heimdall was cool, but he only had around five lines.

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#4  Edited By Rumble Man

I want him to sing

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#5  Edited By SUNMAN

As an actor Fox is more than capable. I have a problem with Electro being the villain though

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I suppose it could work under the right circumstances.

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#7  Edited By tg1982

Jaime Foxx is a good actor so...nope, no problem at all.

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#8  Edited By BlackWind

Foxx is a good actor. Never seen him do acrazy person like Electro.

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#9  Edited By xybernauts

So you mean no one has a problem with a black actor playing a typically white supervillain Wow. So then I guess it'd be OK if Mr. Fantastic is also cast as a black man as well in the Fantastic 4 movie? Don't get me wrong. I'm happy that people don't mind a little race swapping, but I can't determine if people are saying it's OK in general or is it just OK when the character is a villain.

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#10  Edited By matanui123

@xybernauts said:

So you mean no one has a problem with a black actor playing a typically white supervillain Wow. So then I guess it'd be OK if Mr. Fantastic is also cast as a black man as well in the Fantastic 4 movie? Don't get me wrong. I'm happy that people don't mind a little race swapping, but I can't determine if people are saying it's OK in general or is it just OK when the character is a villain.

Thanks, I was waiting for that.

Personally when I first read the article and saw it was Electro I was revealed because do like Electro but when I saw it was probably going to be a black guy I was extremely butt mad. Simple because of what you said. After pondering it for a few minutes I calmed down because I remembered reading the Ultimate spider-man series and remember thinking that that Electro was the the blackest white man I have ever seen. If they can take the the character traits from that Electro and then apply the classic 1964 origin story I think it would turn out pretty cool story wise and effects/action wise.

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#11  Edited By MrXakaRebel

I have no problem with it, like pretty much everybody else said he's a good if not great actor. I just want to see how they write the character, I don't see him being the only villain in the movie either so I think what other villain they choose and the overall story will effect the performance as well.

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#12  Edited By RoyHarperBLOW

Ehhh. I'm very iffy. But Foxx is a good actor so i'll give him a chance.

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#13  Edited By xybernauts

@matanui123 said:

@xybernauts said:

So you mean no one has a problem with a black actor playing a typically white supervillain Wow. So then I guess it'd be OK if Mr. Fantastic is also cast as a black man as well in the Fantastic 4 movie? Don't get me wrong. I'm happy that people don't mind a little race swapping, but I can't determine if people are saying it's OK in general or is it just OK when the character is a villain.

Thanks, I was waiting for that.

Personally when I first read the article and saw it was Electro I was revealed because do like Electro but when I saw it was probably going to be a black guy I was extremely butt mad. Simple because of what you said. After pondering it for a few minutes I calmed down because I remembered reading the Ultimate spider-man series and remember thinking that that Electro was the the blackest white man I have ever seen. If they can take the the character traits from that Electro and then apply the classic 1964 origin story I think it would turn out pretty cool story wise and effects/action wise.

Really? I didn't realize he was black in the Ultimate comics. I guess that's cool then. You can't really tell from the pic above.I think Jamie Foxx is a good actor so I think he'll be able to pull it off. I mean he did win an Oscar right.

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#14  Edited By BiteMe-Fanboy

No. Foxx isn't a good actor. So no, this is a horrible idea.

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#15  Edited By xybernauts

@BiteMe-Fanboy: Why would you say that?

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#16  Edited By BiteMe-Fanboy

@xybernauts said:

@BiteMe-Fanboy: Why would you say that?

Because in every movie I have seen him act in he has never impressed me. And seriously, look at every movie he has acted in and think "Could he pull off a Spider-man villain?"... No. I don't see that, at all.

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#17  Edited By Dracade102

Can't put my finger on exactly why, but he just doesn't seem like the type of actor I'd imagine portraying Electro's personality... Kinda feel the need to hope for better quality too, to make up for The Amazing Spider-man itself and Andrew Garfield's less than spectacular Spider-man.

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#18  Edited By LexLuthor

Foxx is a capable enough actor, but I find his performances uneven at best. Sometimes he's good, sometimes he comes across as phoning it in. Hopefully with Electro, it's the former, and not the latter.

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Foxx is a great actor. However, I have no problem with the casting I just dislike Electro as a choice of villain. Personally, I was hoping for Kraven or Mysterio. Ah well! Maybe next time. I'm sure it'll work out, i'm extremely excited to see how the second film will be now they've gotten past the origin story. Hopefully it will be a stronger second film like Spider-Man 2 was.

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#20  Edited By matanui123

@Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray: I agree. Now that spider man is more skilled ( all the time to practice ) the fight scenes should be more spectacular. I also would have preferred Kraven but Electro is pretty cool too I suppose.

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#21  Edited By mfundo

He's a good actor so why not? You go Jamie! I never knew Electro was black though.

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#22  Edited By matanui123

He wasn't black. I said he was the blackest white man. In other words he is white but he acts black.@mfundo said:

He's a good actor so why not? You go Jamie! I never knew Electro was black though.

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#23  Edited By mfundo

@matanui123: I wasn't arguing. So if you're flaring up then cool it :D LOL

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#24  Edited By Onemoreposter

Foxx does have some talent. I though both the soloist was pretty good. This could go either way. For some reason I see him adding to much camp to the character, but I could be wrong.

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If nothing else, he'll get a jump on Marvel's Falcon for putting a black superpowered main character in their movie. Heimdall was cool, but he only had around five lines.

I stand by my opinion that making a Norse God black was a dumb move, blatantly done for the sole purpose of adding "diversity" to the film. Literally, changing the ethnicity of any of the supporting cast BESIDE the explicitly whitegods would have been buyable.

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#25  Edited By JonSmith

@Onemoreposter said:

If nothing else, he'll get a jump on Marvel's Falcon for putting a black superpowered main character in their movie. Heimdall was cool, but he only had around five lines.

I stand by my opinion that making a Norse God black was a dumb move, blatantly done for the sole purpose of adding "diversity" to the film. Literally, changing the ethnicity of any of the supporting cast BESIDE the explicitly whitegods would have been buyable.

To be fair, they're a race of super advanced magical aliens. I can stand a black dude playing one of them (even if I would have preferred him as T'Challa). He did a good job in the role, limited as it was. So I've got no problem with it.

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#26  Edited By BlackReaper

I still think it's going to be too cheesy.

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#27  Edited By TheCrowbar

I wish he had a better villian.

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#28  Edited By Onemoreposter

@JonSmith said:

@Onemoreposter said:

I stand by my opinion that making a Norse God black was a dumb move, blatantly done for the sole purpose of adding "diversity" to the film. Literally, changing the ethnicity of any of the supporting cast BESIDE the explicitly whitegods would have been buyable.

To be fair, they're a race of super advanced magical aliens. I can stand a black dude playing one of them (even if I would have preferred him as T'Challa). He did a good job in the role, limited as it was. So I've got no problem with it.

Right, but from what we saw/know of Asgard, to me it seems logical that the Asgardians would be a relatively homogeneous society. They have one language, one culture, and are all situated in one relatively small area as opposed to populating an entire planet (we know this is exactly how it works in the comics, and it appeared to be the same way in the film). Did it ruin the movie? Of course not. It was still a stupid change to make without providing for other, much more wide sweeping changes to the mythos, which we may perhaps get in the sequels. If you think, Idris got the part purely because of his acting chops and not for the sake of diversifying the cast, I think you're kidding yourself.

Elba was decent at best, but I've never been particularly impressed with the guy. Like you said though, the role was small so he couldn't really be horrible or fantastic.

Definitely would not want to see him as the Black Panther. I wish Djimon Hounsou was younger. He would have been perfect.

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#29  Edited By matanui123

@mfundo said:

@matanui123: I wasn't arguing. So if you're flaring up then cool it :D LOL

?? Why? How? When? I'm sorry but... never mind...

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#30  Edited By mfundo

@matanui123: I just had this feeling that you were feeling... I don't know. At least we know that I'm not empathic.

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#31  Edited By Joygirl

Wondering why everyone is claiming that Foxx is so great... I've seen him a few times and he is alright, not great. He was good in Ray and the one movie where he was autistic, but I've seen him kinda suck as well. I don't really care one way or another, he is not a selling point for me. I'm sure he'll be fine.

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#32  Edited By matanui123

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