Director Marc Webb dug deep into Spider-Man’s history when choosing Electro as the new villain for Jamie Foxx to bring to life, and it sounds like the actor is adding his own twist to the supercharged baddie.
The folks at MTV did a lengthy interview with Foxx and Channing Tatum about the action flick White House Down, and the interviewer slipped in a few nifty questions about Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The actor, who looks like he’s having a good time with the interviewer, teased that Webb allowed him to play around with some creepy catchphrases:
"They would allow me to come up with things, because I think why you like going to see those types of movies, and that's what I dig doing, you want to hear catchphrases," said Foxx. "So at one point we were doing this green screen thing, and [Marc Webb] says, 'Just ad-lib something.' And I said, ‘The itsy-bitsy spider went up the water spout, down came...Electro... and wiped the spider out...’
What I wanted to bring, we all decided was, we wanted to make Electro a formidable opponent, meaning we want him to really, really not like Spider-Man."
Check out the video below. It’s pretty long, but the Spider-Man stuff kicks in at about the 5-minute mark: