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Why Is Jamie Foxx’s Electro Now Yellow In Spider-Man: No Way Home?

By Mabel Judith Andrady
November 17,2021

It’s finally here. Tom Holland’s multiverse threequel Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally received its much-anticipated second trailer. When it comes to the film, the biggest mystery is whether Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will reprise their roles as web-slinging superheroes alongside Holland.

No one knows how Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, who perished before Tobey Maguire’s Ock rose to power in the Spider-Man 2 sequel, will fare in the upcoming film, despite Alfred Molina’s claims that his villain’s No Way Home story begins as he drowns in the river. Fans aren’t just scratching their heads about the timing of the show’s return. To add insult to injury, some changes are made to the No Way Home baddies (especially the Electro of The Amazing Spider-Man 2), but there may be an answer.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Was Electro Already Evolving?

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In 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jamie Foxx played Max Dillon, an Oscorp electrical engineer and Spider-Man fan who was transformed into a human electrical battery after a work-related accident. A glowing blue-tinged character, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, used blue jolts of electricity against Garfield’s Spider-Man and his enemies in the film. But when Foxx revealed that he was returning as Electro in No Way Home, he also surprised fans by revealing that he would be a different shade of yellow this time around.

This is the first time viewers have seen Electro without his trademark yellow electricity, but in the new trailer, we see him clearly and humanly for the first time, looking more like the character from the Marvel comics. What’s more, why did Foxx’s villain get a color change for the MCU debut? No Way Home’s villains may be similar to those from previous films, but there’s more to the story than that.

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Even though his Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was primarily blue, Jamie Foxx’s portrayal of the character showed other hues as well, particularly in the second half of the film. Electro has been freed from the Ravencroft Institute thanks to Harry Osborn. Because he relies on electricity, a stronger and ultimately more self-aware Electro emerges from the wreckage of his previous life.

For example, the final battle against Garfield’s Spidey shows that Electro’s yellow and orange hues have evolved even further. Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy defeat Electro in the film, using the electromagnetic grid of New York City to their advantage. That power, which was yellow and orange, was unusual.

In Spider-Man: No Way Home, why is the electro yellow?

Marvel and Sony’s decision to have Electro change colors for No Way Home may be a part of the explanation for how he returns. Even if The Amazing Spider-Man 2 implied that A great power source defeated electro, perhaps he only evolved into that stronger power source. That’s because earlier on, he was able to function as pure energy, which eventually led to a more solid form of himself.

His first film appears to have ended and begun in the vicinity of power lines and electrical grids in the second trailer. Spider-Man: No Way Home’s new trailer featured new footage and the first look at Electro in the MCU, but the film still has a lot of unanswered questions when it debuts in theaters, such as why Jamie Foxx’s Electro exists.

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