Jaime Foxx’s Electro and the future of the MCU

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe shows no signs of slowing down post-Endgame, but instead of moving forward, the MCU seems to be expanding outward. Jamie Foxx’s recent casting announcement points to many exciting possibilities for the MCU’s exploration of the multiverse.

Multiple sources have reported Jamie Fox has been cast as the supervillain Electro in Tom Holland’s 3rd “Spider-Man” film, a role that Fox has previously played in the Andrew Garfield “Amazing Spider-Man” series. This could be a simple case of Foxx playing a different version of the character in a different universe. Still, the MCU is expanding into the multiverse in a few of its upcoming projects, so this casting announcement opens the door for many other crossovers.

Marvel Studios’ upcoming debut television series “WandaVision” is set to introduce the multiverse in the MCU. The multiverse concept is derived from the comics where characters from different universes can crossover and interact with another universe’s characters. The introduction of the multiverse will lead straight into “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” which is speculated to be a big crossover event that pulls from all corners of the multiverse.

One character that has a deep history with the multiverse is Spider-Man. Not only was it teased heavily in” Spider-Man: Far From Home,” but there was an entire Oscar-winning film dedicated to the concept, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” So, while Foxx may very well be playing a different version of the character, there is an excellent chance that this will be the same Electro from the “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise. This crossover would be a huge deal, but there is a good chance that this could be but a small teaser for what’s to come.

That’s right. Fans may finally get the ultimate Spidey crossover. McGuire, Garfield, and Holland on screen together for the first time. This may seem farfetched, but there is already an established link to both universes in the MCU. Foxx’s casting links the film to Garfield’s Peter Parker, while the next “Doctor Strange” will be directed by none other than Sam Raimi, the director of the original Toby McGuire series. The implications of bringing the heroes and villains from all three franchises together could mean that we get the ultimate Sinister Six team-up featuring all three, live-action iterations of Peter Parker.

The possibilities do not stop there. Kevin Feige could bring back any of the characters from any of the franchises we know and love. The multiverse could be the link that connects the MCU with characters like Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool or maybe, just maybe, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.

Feige is not one to give fans a half-baked version of the multiverse. Fans can rest assured that he is working overtime to gift and surprise fans using any tool that he can get his hands on.   

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