Spider-Man 3 brings villains back and into the MCU for the first time

from Matthias Brückle
So far, the Spider-Man films in the MCU have put on a cast that has nothing in common with the Sony films. But that will change with Tom Holland's third adventure as a friendly spider from the neighborhood. Andrew Garfield's rival returns!

Spider-Man in the MCU, played by Tom Holland, had so far only adversaries who did not appear in the Sony films (with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield): Green Kobold, Doc Oc, Venom, Sandman and Electro were accordingly a species No-go. Thanks to this approach (and the omission of the Uncle Ben plot), the new Spider-Man adventures don't feel like remakes either. But with the coming third part, a Sony villain will not only be picked up again – but also played by the same actor.

Jamie Foxx as Electro comes to the MCU

Namely after J.K. Simmons in the post-credit scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home as J. Jonah Jameson again, a well-known super villain follows in the next MCU Spider-Man: Electro, played by Jamie Foxx. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Electro was the primary antagonist. But the box-office success was actually not as brilliant as its lightning bolts: The film won over 700 million US dollars globally, but it disappointed the studio's expectations. The result was the deal with Marvel to have Spider-Man appear in their films. Which ultimately made Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home possible.

Fans are wondering why electro is returning

Some moviegoers are now scratching their heads, wondering: Why electro? In the case of J. Jonah Jameson, everyone understands why the return of J.K. Simmons is the right decision, because Simmons is now simply the generally accepted version of the character, as a Robert Downey Jr. also personifies Iron Man. But hardly anyone saw Foxx as the perfect electro. So why bring Foxx back, aside from the huge popularity of the performer himself? He was most recently seen in the Netflix film Project Power, the story of which revolves around superpowers in pill form.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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