We’ve already gotten a few glimpses at Jamie Foxx as the supercharged villain Electro in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but they were just that – glimpses. A shot of Foxx as mild-mannered (and cartoonishly ugly, with buck teeth and a bad comb-over) Max Dillon. A shot of Foxx in blue makeup with some LED lights shining on his face.
Now we’ve got the real deal. The cover of an upcoming “Entertainment Weekly” provides the first real look at Electro in full effect, and he’s looking pretty fearsome. The glowing white eyes and charred left ear seem like especially nice touches. Plus, this cover also confirms which of the many Electro incarnations the upcoming Spider-sequel will be taking inspiration from. That insulated costume he’s sporting is the same one Electro wore in the 2008-2009 cartoon adaptation The Spectacular Spider-Man (that costume, in turn, was based off of his Ultimate Spiderman design).
But be sure to consider that a face covered in CGI lightning can’t really be judged until that CGI can be seen in motion, so any positive (or negative) reactions should be taken with a grain of salt until Electro can be seen on film. Luckily, with Comic-Con on the horizon, we probably won’t be waiting very long.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in theaters on April 17, 2014, and stars Foxx as well as Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Paul Giamatti.