Jamie Foxx a super villain? Foxx will be starring as Max Dillon who, after a freakish accident, becomes Electro in the upcoming film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” We all know that Foxx can play a “bad-ass,” and this time he’s adding super powers to the mix.

The photo of Foxx as Max Dillon was recently released by the film’s director, Marc Webb. It appears that Foxx’s comedic talent may come in handy, bad guy or not, he’s truly nerdy in this picture, but in the unofficial photo as Electro he looks fierce.

Here’s what the studio has to say about the upcoming flick. In “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) life is busy–between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough.

Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away–but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges. An old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.”

According to Inside Pop Watch, Foxx’s character Dillon, in keeping with his pre-Electro character, is very much a quiet, downtrodden, nerdy type within OsCorp, overlooked by his bosses and ignored by almost everyone save for Peter Parker, who thinks Dillon could be a handy inside man.

In the background of Dillon’s picture, there appears to be a tracking map of Spider-Man, complete with newspaper articles and glamor shots of the wall-crawler. Presumably, Dillon is tracking Spider-Man for nefarious purposes.

Dillon likes the idea of working with Spider-Man, but things change when an electrical mishap occurs and he develops powers of his own. Electro’s superhero villain abilities include being able to store, project, and manipulate electricity with his body, as well as manipulate magnetic fields. Not only can he fly, but he can also travel along electricity lines and through electrical appliances!

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is presently shooting in New York and will be out on April 18 next year.

However, in theaters Friday, don’t miss the movie that is all muscle and, well, you’ll get the idea. Based on a true story, “Pain & Gain” follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. First told in an article from the “Miami New Times,” “Pain & Gain” is directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Anthony Mackie.

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