Spidey 2's Marc Webb comments on those Jamie Foxx casting rumors

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

As luck would have it, just as word was breaking that Jamie Foxx might co-star in Amazing Spider-Man 2, the film's director Marc Webb was making the rounds on a press junket. So what did he have to say about the rumors?

A lot, and a little, in typically crafty Marc Webb fashion.

Foxx is in talks to play Electro, a classic Spidey baddie who has the ability to control electricity. The actor has fanned the flames on Twitter, and Webb recently confirmed Electro will be in the film. So, this certainly seems credible.

Fandango managed to ask Webb about the report, and the director was coy and complimentary about Foxx being linked to the burgeoning franchise. But one keyword might have given him away.

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

"What?!" Webb replied when I asked him about the casting news. The director made it clear he was feigning ignorance, and followed up with a very political (yet calculatedly non-committal) answer. 
"Look, Jamie Foxx is a genius actor, and I think he's electrifying. That's my standard quote right now," Webb told me, with a laugh. "But I think he's a brilliant actor. From his work back in In Living Color to Ray to what he did in Ali, he's just one of the great character actors of our generation." 
"Electrifying," aye? Well played, Mr. Webb. Well played.

What do you think? Will Foxx be a good fit for the Spidey-verse?

(Via Fandango)