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Spider-Man fans share mixed reactions to Jamie Foxx’s return as Electro

Published: 1/Oct/2020 22:19

by Tanner Pierce

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jamie Foxx is set to return as the classic Spider-Man character Electro in the upcoming untitled MCU film “Spider-Man 3”, and fans don’t seem to know how to react to the news.

Of the three Spider-Man film series’, most people tend to agree that The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield, is the worst. Between cringy writing, bad acting, and what most people would consider a non-believable Peter Parker, the series is generally widely criticized.

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It’s even hard to find good elements in the villains, which are considered classics in the comic books. Green Goblin, Lizard, and Electro were all featured in the series and were generally considered terrible adaptations. Despite this, however, it seems one of them is making a comeback.

Jamie Foxx, who played the aforementioned Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man, is apparently in final talks to return to the role in the upcoming MCU film “Spider-Man 3” which currently doesn’t have a title.

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Details about this Electro’s inclusion, especially the Jamie Foxx version of the character, are unknown with some people speculating that this is either a new take on the character for the MCU or that this entry will truly introduce the multi-verse for the first time, bringing together both franchises.

Regardless of all the speculation, most people seem to be utterly confused by this news, especially considering how hated the ASM franchise actually is.

At the same rate, other people were more angered by the news, and with the negative attitude towards the franchise in general, it’s easy to see why they would feel that way.

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It wasn’t all terrible though. Given the possibility that this announcement could mean the inclusion of the multiverse within the Spider-Man MCU franchise, some fans were actually optimistic and quite excited about what it could mean.

Whatever the movie brings, it surely can’t be received worse than The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The film sits at 51% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 53 on Metacritic, while the MCU Spider-Man films rank much higher.

Hopefully we know more about the news soon.

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Henry Cavill as Arthas in Warcraft 2 makes perfect sense: here’s why

Published: 7/Oct/2020 4:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Okay World of Warcraft fans, it’s time to go all-in… Henry Cavill would make a perfect Arthas in Blizzard’s newly rumored Warcraft 2 revival, especially after proving he’s got the fantasy chops as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.

The original Warcraft movie came out back in 2016, and landed with mixed reviews. World of Warcraft fans loved it, of course; seeing characters like Anduin, Medivh, Gul’dan, and Durotan brought to life on the big screen was a dream come true.

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Critics and general audiences were less convinced. Duncan Jones’ high-fantasy romp in the world of Azeroth was dubbed a failure. A sequel was stamped ‘highly unlikely’ after the box office flop. 

Except, just four years later, the Warcraft rumor mill has thundered back to life. Legendary Entertainment has already green-lit a sequel, according to insider Daniel Ritchman, with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson involved.

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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the United States, but made $391.7m overseas.
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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the States, but made $391.7m overseas.

And so, with Warcraft 2 reportedly in development, that leaves us with the biggest question for the sequel; what will the story be? Will the franchise take it step by step, and tell the story of “Tides of Darkness,” or head for a better-selling sequel?

In our opinion, Blizzard’s best bet for the sequel is to skip straight to “Reign of Chaos” and it’s genre-defining expansion “The Frozen Throne.” The third game’s storyline has plenty of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ elements.

Enter fantasy’s man of the hour, Henry Cavill.

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Arthas Menethil is key to Warcraft 3, and Cavill is a perfect pick to play him. The prince’s path to the throne is littered with huge battles, dastardly schemes, and of course, the biggest twist Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise has ever offered up.

Reason number one: I mean, look at Henry Cavill. That speaks for itself.

Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Arthas Menethil.
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Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Warcraft’s Arthas Menethil.

There are other reasons too though. One is that Cavill is a big World of Warcraft fan himself, meaning he’d likely be eager to sign on. I mean come on, the guy missed the news he had been cast as Superman because he was deep in a WoW raid.

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Former Blizzard figurehead Chris Metzen and Rise of the Lich King writer Christie Golden have both given Cavill’s fan-casting their tick of approval too; the Warcraft duo are well and truly “on the [Cavill as] Arthas train.”

Finally, Warcraft 2 will need ticket-selling star power. The first 2016 flick did have plenty of big names ⁠— Vikings lead Travis Fimmell was among them, as was Marvel’s Dominic Cooper ⁠— but none command the same household stardom as Henry Cavill.

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Cavill, 37, is a little old for Arthas in “Reign of Chaos” and “The Frozen Throne,” but if Legendary and Blizzard plan out a trilogy leading into “Wrath of the Lich King” ⁠— which they absolutely should ⁠— the British star will fit perfectly for Menethil’s final Warcraft hurrah.

Heck, cast a younger actor for the opening stage of the prince’s life, then bring Cavill in with a narrative time-jump in the third or fourth Warcraft movie.

Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.
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Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.

The Superman star isn’t the only name being linked to Warcraft 2 either. Fimmel is expected to return as Anduin in the sequel, as is Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar. Paula Patton has also said she’d “love” to return for another Warcraft outing.

The same insider reports that suggested Warcraft 2 is now in the works also tipped Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt as another star who has already been tabled a multi-movie deal.

Duncan Jones, who directed the 2016 release, also said he would happily return as long as there are “less cooks in the kitchen.” Blizzard has yet to officially respond to the reported new sequel, so take everything with a pinch of salt… for now.