Tom Holland has confirmed that Jamie Foxx will be returning as Electro in Spider-Man: No Way Home. He will be reprising this role which he last played in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. No Way Home is already confirmed or rumored to have several returning villains and heroes from Spider-Man movies outside of the MCU, including Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus.
In an interview for Total Film magazine, Holland commented on how both Molina and Foxx changed up their performances in these roles to fit the MCU.
“Everyone puts their trousers on in the same way in the morning,” Holland said. “It was interesting having those guys come in because they have certain ownership over Spider-Man in their own way, and…I’m talking about Alfred and Jamie and those guys.”
Now, this confirmation isn’t totally a surprise as Foxx returning as Electro had been basically confirmed beforehand but it wasn’t officially confirmed by Marvel or Kevin Feige. Jamie Foxx himself spoiled this detail in a now-deleted Instagram post that confirmed his involvement in No Way Home while also suggesting that this version of Electro would be different.
“Tell Spidey let’s run it back!… super excited to be part of the new Marvel Spider-Man new installment… can’t wait for y’all to check the new one. And I won’t be blue in this one!! But a thousand percent badass!!!” Foxx said in the post.
Holland’s comments also come shortly after the official poster was shared by Sony. The poster includes teases at four possible villains including Electro, Doctor Octopus, Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) from Spider-Man 3, and Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin from Spider-Man. Sandman hasn’t been confirmed yet but there are sand swirls shown in the poster. Dafoe’s involvement is not confirmed either but a pumpkin bomb in the first trailer and a small Green Goblin in the poster seems to suggest otherwise. Everyone is also waiting to find out whether Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will reprise their roles as Spider-Man for this film.
All these questions will be answered when Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on Dec. 17.