Jamie Foxx to play villain in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’?

He's reportedly in early talks to play a character called Electro

Jamie Foxx could play the villain in the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.

According to Variety, the actor is “in early talks” to appear as a character called Electro, a baddie from the Spider-Man comic books who acquires the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning.

Foxx has since fuelled the rumours by posting the following message on Twitter:

The sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which has no official title yet, is due to start shooting early next year. Columbia Pictures has scheduled its release for May 2, 2014.

Last month (October 2012), Columbia Pictures confirmed that Andrew Garfield will be reprising his role as Peter Parker. Director Marc Webb is also returning, while Emma Stone is in talks to make a second appearance as Gwen Stacy. The Descendants star Shailene Woodley is reportedly in talks to join the cast as Mary Jane Watson.

Meanwhile, Jamie Foxx will next be seen in Django Unchained, the latest film from Quentin Tarantino. A new trailer for the movie has recently been released and you can watch it here.