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Jamie Foxx talks The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Having recently been cast as the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , Jamie Foxx has dropped a couple of tidbits about playing Maxwell Dillon, better known to comic-book fans as Electro.

“I'm going to keep it close to the chest but I followed the Spider-Man comic books,” says Foxx of his take on the character. “And I would watch the television show growing up. It's a blessing.”

In the comics, Dillon is an electrical engineer who finds himself gifted the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning while working on a power line. It’s a big role for Foxx, a fact that the actor is well aware of.

“It's incredible,” he says. “Especially for my little daughter, who is there for the make-up tests and everything. It’s another testament to Quentin Tarantino because without Django , I wouldn't be doing Spider-Man .”

Directed by Mark Webb and co-starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Dane DeHaan, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.