Yesterday brought word that Marvel Studios is giving Jamie Foxx another shot at playing Electro in their as-yet-untitled third Spider-Man film. It goes without saying that this came as a big surprise. After all, Foxx played the character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, whose critical and financial shortcomings paved the way for Marvel to reboot the franchise (again) with Tom Holland playing the webslinger. But this is nothing compared to the bombshell that Foxx himself may have accidentally dropped on fans earlier today.
Foxx recently took to Instagram to confirm his involvement with Spider-Man 3. He also promised that this time, Max Dillon’s alter-ego won’t have blue skin. This suggests that Marvel’s take on the villain will be a complete revamp of his last big-screen appearance. Normally, this would put an end to speculation over whether the new film features any interdimensional travel that would, in theory, allow the MCU to crossover with other live-action Spider-Man universes. However, Foxx included another image that got the rumor mill back up and running again. He must have realized that he made a mistake, because he quickly deleted the post. But not before a few savvy social media users took screenshots. You can view one of these via Twitter below.
Jamie Foxx fuels the Spiderman multiverse rumors with his recent Instagram post. Fans have been speculating that Kevin Feige is looking to bring back Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to appear alongside Tom Holland for the upcoming Spider-Man film. pic.twitter.com/NHNpmF4h8L
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) October 2, 2020
The photo he shared is obviously fan-made. Regardless, the image clearly features all three cinematic iterations of Peter Parker: Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire. It’s possible that Foxx simply thought it looked cool and deleted it to avoid giving his followers the wrong idea. On the other hand, Marvel loyalists have been clamoring for a live-action movie like this ever since Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hit theaters in 2018. We’ll just have to wait and see if those fans are about to get their wish.
Spider-Man 3 is currently targeting a December 17, 2021 release date.
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