Spider-Man fan art shows Tom Holland taking Andrew Garfield’s place against Jamie Foxx’s Electro. Spider-Man has gone through many changes in the last decade, with Holland playing the current version of the Marvel hero. His Peter Parker is the first to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to a surprising deal between Sony and Marvel. After being a standout of Captain America: Civil War, Holland starred in two solo movies, as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. He’ll lead a third film, Spider-Man: Homecoming 3, next year. Until recently, little was known about the movie, which doesn’t have an official title yet.
This week, news broke Foxx is in final talks to appear in the MCU film as Electro. Foxx originally played the villain opposite Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Unfortunately, the movie was both a critical and commercial disappointment, leading Sony to halt future plans for the franchise. However, Holland has breathed new life into the character, and it seems Sony is interested in exploring his relationship with past movies’ villains. While Foxx’s casting is surprising, there is precedent; J.K. Simmons reprised his role as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Simmons originally played the character in the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy.
Soon after Foxx’s casting, artist artoftimetravel shared a neat edit where Holland replaces Garfield. The image depicts the climatic battle between Spider-Man and Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with Foxx’s villain floating above Holland.
While this scene won’t play out in Spider-Man: Homecoming 3, it does give an idea of what a fight between Foxx’s Electro and Holland’s Spider-Man may look like. However, the question remains if Foxx will be playing the exact version of Electro seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 or a different take on the character instead. The next Spider-Man movie reportedly starts filming soon, which may lend some clarity.
It will also be interesting to see what sort of costume Foxx’s Electro wears. In this art, he maintains his look from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but it’s possible Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 will opt for a more comic accurate costume, perhaps with Electro’s trademark green and yellow. However, his look may remain a secret for a while, possibly even until the film’s first trailer debuts, which could mean a long wait. Sometimes studios opt to reveal a villain’s costume as a way to promote the movie, while other times they hold off until release. Either way, a fight between Holland’s Spider-Man and Foxx’s Electro is an exciting prospect.
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