Jamie Foxx Fueled Spider-Man Multiverse Rumors With a Now-Deleted Instagram Post Featuring Past Spider-Man Actors
While a lot of projects in Hollywood have postponed filming due to COVID-19 restrictions, a lot of bigger movies are still planned out. That includes plans for the third Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland. Filming is set to end in February. Now, news just came out that Jamie Foxx is playing Electro again in the film. But a now-deleted Instagram post has some wondering if it could mean big things for Spider-Man and Marvel’s Multiverse.
Jamie Foxx is playing Electro again in Tom Holland’s third ‘Spider-Man’ movie
According to The Hollywood Reporter on Oct. 1, Foxx is taking up the role of Electro in the Untitled Spider-Man 3 movie. This is a sort of reprisal since Foxx played Electro in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Back when Andrew Garfield was Peter Parker and Sony was the sole production company behind the movie. However, this is seemingly not the same Electro, of course, since it’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Holland is Spidey in this one.
The site also reported Jon Watts is coming back for a third time, after directing Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. The main cast members are returning, such as Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori. And even though Holland mentioned filming will end in February, The Hollywood Reporter notes that filming is set to start later this fall in Atlanta.
Foxx shared a fan-image of three Spider-Men, fueling Spider-Verse rumors
Foxx shared the news on his Instagram story, but also made a post that had several images in a gallery. The Direct reported that the caption said:
Tell Spidey let’s run it back!… super excited to part of the new marvel Spider-Man new installment… can t wait for y’all to check the new one. And I won’t be blue in this one!! But a thousand percent badass!!! #swipeleft
He did delete it, and some think it’s because of one of the images. It wa artwork of Electro’s eyes in a dark cloud with three Spider-Men looking on. It looked almost animated, which is reminiscent of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But fans also took this to mean that the MCU’s Multiverse could dive into Spider-Verse territory, bringing Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s versions of Peter Parker into the mix.
However, not everyone is taken with that idea.
“Personally think Jamie Foxx just found some fan art and posted it and we shouldn’t put too much weight on the 3 Spider-Man picture yet — although I do think that’s coming, just not in Holland’s third movie,” Brandon Davis, a producer for ComicBook.com, tweeted.
Other fans on Reddit were mostly just excited that the caption confirmed he’s a new iteration of Electro, due to the “I won’t be blue” line.
A live-action, MCU Spider-Verse has been theorized for a while
As mentioned above, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse did an excellent job of bringing in the concept of a multiverse. Where several different versions of Spider-Man existed, including Miles Morales. There have been theories and rumors that this could translate over to the MCU’s Spider-Man narrative because the Multiverse is already a thing.
The Multiverse was touched on in Dr. Strange. Its sequel, Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, should talk about it more too. And in regards to the MCU’s Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home’s storyline consisted of Multiverse lies from Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck/Mysterio. Even though he, specifically, wasn’t from another dimension, a situation like this could potentially arise.
In the MCU, the Multiverse is how the Quantum Realm exists in Ant-Man and how time travel sort of works. It’s essentially how dimensions exist in the MCU and incorporating them even more within Spider-Man’s own story could potentially bring in Garfield and Maguire’s Spider-Men.
Again, this is a theory, and there’s not a lot of evidence this will happen, let alone happen in this third Spider-Man film. But the possibilities are certainly there.
Sony plans to release the movie on Dec. 17, 2021, COVID-19 willing.