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Published On: Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012

Marc Webb talks ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ details, Jamie Foxx confirmed as Electro

Spider-Man fans received a ton of news today as Jamie Foxx was confirmed as the villain Electro for the “Amazing Spider-Man” sequel and director Marc Webb talked with Collider Thursday to discuss his Spidey trilogy, the role of Peter Parker’s parents and how Oscorp is important to the films.

Webb praised Foxx’s work from his “In Living Colour” days to “Ray” and now “Django Unchained.” So now the director explains why Electro will be added as the villain.

Electro will be a villain in “Amazing Spider-Man 2”

“I think Electro is an incredibly visual, exciting, dangerous villain.  There is a lot of appealing stuff that is going to happen as the world emerges.”

The origin story of the Webb’s reboot seemed like a story that had been told and was tedious at times. The “500 Days of Summer” director defended his decisions and explained that the impact of Peter Parker’s parents will be present throughout his trilogy.

“[The story with the parents] is the long shadow that’s cast over the three films.  I want these films to have a serialized component, and there’s a slow burn to that.  I need to leave some juice for the second movie.  That was one of the more exciting things about creating Spider-Man, was that I could create more than one and there was a serialized component to it.”

Webb told Collider the script is complete and it needs some minor cleanup. The struggles ahead, like redesigning the suit, will be the biggest challenges.

“We’re taking it one at a time.  I think one of the things I’ve learned… There are a lot of things that are harder than it seems, like designing the suit, for example.  We’re doing some revising on that.  We’re making some cool improvements on the suit.  Just how it was surprising to me when I made (500) Days of Summer it was completely under the radar, you know what I mean?  There were no paparazzi around snapping pictures of the set.  As we were shooting the movie, you realize just how big and curious the audience is for Spider-Man, how everybody feels a sense of ownership.  And it’s really wonderful!  That curiosity is pretty fantastic and inspiring, just to see how much people care about the character.  It was staggering.  It was overwhelming.”

Like the Sam Raimi films, Oscorp played a key component in the reboot. Webb’s Spidey universe appears to be set to keep that theme.

“When I was thinking about the universe as a whole—and I talked about this with [screenwriter] Jamie Vanderbilt way back in the day—that all crazy stuff in this universe emerges from Oscorp.  Oscorp predates Spider-Man and Peter Parker.  His parents were involved in some way.  And Oscorp represents… The building itself, there was something iconic about it.  To me it’s like the Tower of Babel, which is this testament to man’s hubris.  Peter’s relationship will evolve with it over time.  That was really one of the central components, one of the pieces that tied all these stories together, this relationship with Oscorp.”

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone are set to join Foxx, Shailene Woodley (“The Descendents”) will be added to the cast as Mary Jane Watson.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will comes to theaters May 2, 2014.

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