UPDATE, 12:50 PM: JFoxx might have given away his new role on his Twitter feed, posting, “Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well.”
PREVIOUS, 12:28 PM: Discussions are in the early stages for Jamie Foxx to join Columbia Pictures’ next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man, which has director Marc Webb and star Andrew Garfield already set to return. It’s unclear exactly how Foxx would fit into the script by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner and based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, though sources said he would play Electro, according to Variety, which had the news first. Shailene Woodley has an offer to play Mary Jane Watson in the pic, already set for a 3D release May 2, 2014. Production begins early next year. The original has grossed more than $750 million worldwide. Foxx next stars in Quentin Tarantino’s Western Django Unchained, which opens on December 25.