Jamie Foxx is reportedly returning as Electro for Spider-Man 3

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Jamie Foxx has entered final discussions to reprise his role as Electro in the upcoming Tom Holland-led Spider-Man 3, THR reports.

Foxx played the supervillain in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which starred Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. The new announcement comes without a ton of accompanying information, like whether the short-lived Amazing Spider-Man cinematic series is becoming canon within the Marvel Cinematic Universe – perhaps as some sort of multiverse situation – or whether we'll see any of the other actors from the series make their way to the MCU. 

Interestingly enough, J.K. Simmons says he's already filmed another appearance as J.J. Jameson, a role he made famous in the Tobey Maguire-led Spider-Man trilogy and later reprised in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home director Jon Watts is helming Spider-Man 3, which will feature most of the supporting cast from the series including Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori. Due to the pandemic, the Spider-Man 3 release date has been pushed back to November 5, 2021, but filming is now set to begin in Atlanta this fall. 

This is also the first substantive indication of who the central villain in Spider-Man 3 will be. Of course, it's always possible that there will be more than one big baddie, but it sounds like Peter Parker's senior year of high school could be quite the jolt to his spidey senses. Outside of this report, there isn't a lot else we know about the sequel's story, other than that Holland called it "something very special" and "very different." Before then, be sure to check out all the exciting upcoming movies of 2020 to look forward to.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.