- Jamie Foxx is in final talks to reprise his role as Spider-Man villain Electro in the upcoming film "Spider-Man 3," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- Foxx previously played the character in 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," opposite Andrew Garfield.
- Fans on Twitter had lots to say about the news.
- Many expressed hope that Foxx's return could mean that a live-action 'Spider-Verse' is on the way.
- The role of Peter Parker or Spidey is currently being played by Tom Holland. In the past, actors such as Garfield and Tobey Maguire have brought the iconic superhero to life.
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Jamie Foxx is reportedly in final talks to reprise his role as Electro in the upcoming film "Spider-Man 3" — and fans have lots to say about the news.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Thursday about Foxx, who previously played the powerful villain in 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
And while Marvel hasn't officially commented on Foxx's return that didn't stop fans on Twitter from sharing their excitement about the news, as well as their hopes that a live-action "Spider-Verse" is on the way.
And others pointed to the fact that J.K. Simmons reprised his role as J. Jonah Jameson in 2019's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" as proof that a live-action "Spider-Verse" is happening. Simmons originally played in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy.
Foxx won't be the only actor from past "Spider-Man" movies to reprise his role in a newer film.
In addition to Simmons playing J. Jonah Jameson in "Spider-Man: Far From Home," some fans believe that Michael Keaton's character, Vulture, from "Spider-Man: Homecoming" will appear in the forthcoming Marvel movie "Morbius," since Keaton made a brief appearance in the film's trailer.
Director Jon Watts is currently helming the third "Spider-Man" installment, which is expected to hit theaters December 17, 2021, according to Variety — if the date isn't affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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