What I Heard This Week: A New Sony Spinoff

Sony looks to bring Jamie Foxx back in a solo Electro project

Spider-Man: No Way Home brought 3 generations of Spider-Man heroes and villains together on screen and the end result was arguably the best live-action Spider-Man film to date. The movie featured incredible performances across the board, including those by Andrew Garfield, Willem Dafoe and Jamie Foxx, whose return to roles from prior iterations were highlights of the film. While rumors swirl about Garfield returning as Spider-Man again down the road, a new rumor has reached us that sounds pretty great in its own right.

Sony’s strategy to create films around Spider-Man villains has already proven successful twice with Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage proving successful at the box office. Their next effort, Morbius, has generated a great deal of interest as the trailers have hinted at connections to Venom and Spider-Man: Homecoming. And now, it seems that another project will head into development spinning out of the successful return of Foxx in Spider-Man: No Way Home. We have word that Sony is now interested in developing an Electro solo project starring Foxx.

Foxx gave a new take on the Max Dillon he played in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that resonated with fans and lit up social media. The response and the success of the film have led Sony execs to invoke a clause in Foxx’s contract that was, according to the source, tied to the box office opening of Spider-Man: No Way Home. It is important to note that the project has not been given the green light to go into production. Over the years, Sony has developed many projects that haven’t made it into production, so there’s no guarantee that, even with the great response to Foxx’s return as Electro, that this will be any different. In development does not mean in production.

Assuming it’s a film, should the spinoff make it through the development process, it would join Spider-Woman and Kraven the Hunter as Sony-led Spider films and would be yet another project based on a villain, albeit a more familiar one. With great success comes great productivity and Sony is ready.

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