We loved the new trailer and teaser that came out during the Superbowl for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and we thought it’d be a good idea to take a closer look at Jamie Foxx’s character Max in the movie.
This summer Jamie Foxx will play the role of Max Dillon, a soft spoken electrical engineer working at OsCorp who turns into the electrifying villain Electro after a freak accident in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”.
We decided it would be a good idea for you to know some of the comic facts about his character before the film comes out in May, that way you’ll be ahead of the curve and know what Electro is really capable of.
1. He has been part of 6 criminal organizations: Sinister Six, Sinister Twelve, Frightful Four, Exterminators, Legion Accursed and Emissaries of Evil.
Most comic book villains are creatures of habit and isolation except for the occasional henchmen to do their bidding, but when a bunch of main villains get together to take down their greatest foes it can be a glory to behold.
Electro has been part of the Sinister Six one of the most famous of villain groups in the Marvel comics and there has even been speculation of a Sinister Six movie in the works.
2. He worked with J. Jonah Jameson to defeat Spider-man on national television.
J. Jonah Jameson has never been a fan of Spider-Man, he thinks he’s a menace to society and does whatever he can to take him down a peg. Even if whatever he can leads to him working with one of his more dangerous enemies.
J. Jonah Jameson and Electro teamed up to take out Spider-Man and humiliate him on national television but it didn’t work out for either of them. Better luck next time boys.
3. He rejected Magneto’s offer to join the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Remember Magneto? The most lethal of X-Men villains? He once offered Electro a spot in his villain group the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants since he believed that Electro rivaled him in power.
And Electro told him: NO! He told easily one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel universe and told him to take a hike. This guy has got some serious guts.
4. He’s also an arch villain for Daredevil.
Electro has been a villain of Spider-Man for a long time, but he moved into the Daredevil universe and tried many times to defeat the red devil but hasn’t been able to take him down yet.
Maybe if we’re very lucky we’ll get to see a crossover between Daredevil and Spider-Man.
5. His static electric abilities allow him to disrupt Spider-Man’s wall climbing abilities.
That’s right. Electro can take away Spider-Man’s wall climbing powers. It’s only temporary but it comes in handy especially since the first time the two battled each other he defeated Spider-Man and nearly killed him.
While this might not be the case in the film we can definitely look forward to some hair raising battles if the trailers are anything to go by.