"Electro is a great character," Jamie tells ET's Nancy O'Dell when she asks
him if he's confirmed to be in the next installment of the blockbuster franchise
"I met with the director, Mark Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked.
I think Electro will be an exciting character to play because he's a genius
electrician-type person, and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole
world, and the next thing you know he turns it on."
Rumors had been swirling for quite some time that Jamie would be taking on
the role of Spidey's nemesis, and he fueled the fire the day after Halloween
when he tweeted that he dressed up as the character.
Plus, Webb alluded to the super-villain being a part of the next movie while
promoting the upcoming release of "The Amazing Spider-Man" on Blu-ray and
listing his favorite villains: "I like Green Goblin. I like Electro a lot. I
think Electro is pretty fantastic."
Earlier today it was announced today that "Chronicle" and "Lincoln" star Dane
Dehaan will join the super sequel as Harry Osborn, with Webb tweeting, "Meet
Harry Osborn. So excited to have him on board. @danedehaan."
Of course, Spidey fans know that Harry Osborn is the son of Norman Osborn,
who becomes The Green Goblin, and Harry himself eventually becomes the
super-villain Hobgoblin. So who are the official baddies of the next Spider-Man
film? No actual names have been announced, but the information is all there for
those who want to connect the dots.
Also starring Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley, the new film in
the Spider-Man saga is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. Production will
begin in early 2013.
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