The internet-stopping reveal of Jamie Foxx returning as Electro came out of nowhere, and this development will certainly place a lot of intrigue on the upcoming narrative of Spider-Man 3. Foxx’s portrayal of Electro during 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was met with mixed reviews, but the actor returning for a second time could mean that Sony wants to take another crack at the villain.
The Hollywood Reporter shared in a report that Jamie Foxx is “in final talks” to return as Electro in the untitled Spider-Man 3 starring Tom Holland. Foxx previously played the villain during Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
When The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of Jamie Foxx returning as Electro in Spider-Man 3, they also mentioned that most of the supporting cast from Homecoming and Far From Home will be returning to reprise their roles, including Marisa Tomei and Jacob Batalon as Aunt May and Ned Leeds, respectively:
Most of the supporting cast from the previous movies — including Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori — are expected to be on the call sheet when cameras roll in Atlanta this fall.
At this point, Foxx’s Electro is the second villain rumored to appear in the third installment after a previous rumor revealed that Kraven the Hunter could also be in the mix. In MCU canon, having multiple villains pursue Spider-Man makes sense since the ending of Far From Home established that Peter’s identity is out in the open. It wouldn’t be surprising if more villains will be announced or rumored to be joining the threequel, potentially hinting that a Sinister Six team-up could happen within the film or down the line.