Marvel promised Jamie Foxx he wouldn’t be blue in ‘Spider-Man’

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In Spider-Man: No Path Home, Jamie Foxx will return as an Electro villain, thanks to the MCU’s introduction of the Multiverse. When he first appeared in The Incredible Spider-Man 2 along with Andrew Garfield, the character of Foxx was bright blue. This time around, however, Marvel agreed to take the blue makeup and prosthetics off the table in order to convince Foxx to sign the project.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, Sony Pictures director Amy Pascal said the studios “had promised [Foxx that] he wouldn’t be blue ”when he returned to the screen for the new Spidey movie. In the trailer for Spider-Man: No Path Home, we get a glimpse of the new minimalist Electro, whose powers have changed to yellow to better reflect what it looks like in the comics.

Prosthetics and makeup can play a huge role in preparing an actor for a character. Whether it’s Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer in guardians of the galaxy, or Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in the X Men franchise, such heavy physical additions can have detrimental consequences on the artist. It looks like the intensive process required to turn Foxx into Electro wasn’t going to fly with the actor, and so a deal was struck.

Even without its initially blue hue, Electro’s return is exciting for the MCU. Without the opening of the multiverse, the character would not have been able to return at all. Now Marvel Studios has the chance to flesh out the supervillain in a way that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t able to do it before.

Spider-Man: No Path Home hits theaters on December 17th.

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