The “Django Unchained” actor spoke with MTV News recently and revealed details about the story behind Marc Webb’s next “Spider-Man” film, and the circumstances that bring Peter Parker and Max Dillon together.
“You’ll see that in his whole life, no one is talking to him. People have stolen his ideas at the big company. He’s a nobody,” said the actor. “At a certain point, Spider-Man bumps into him and says, ’You’re my guy. You’re my eyes and ears on the street. And he says his name — no one has ever said [Max] Dillon’s name.”
Foxx added that the encounter leaves Dillon with the impression that he’s actually Spider-Man’s partner, leading to his increasing interest in the wall-crawler. That attention becomes deadly after a series of “crazy things” happens in Dillon’s life, leading him to become the villainous Electro.
But he won’t look like the Electro fans know from the comics. Asked about his character’s costume, Foxx said, “Marc Webb and all of those guys, they’re smart. They know that it has to make sense in 2013, so the suit is really slick. It’s actually black. It’s a new age.”
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