Jamie Foxx Pities the Spidey-Fool in ‘Spider-Man 2′

Adam Pockross
Content Producer
Movie Talk

"We wanted Electro to disrespect Spider-Man" — so says Jamie Foxx about his upcoming villainous turn in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." So in order to get under Spidey's skin, Foxx channeled one of the most-quoted baddies in cinema history: Clubber Lang, aka Mr. T.

In other words, Electro pities the Spider-fool.

"What we wanted to do with Electro... we wanna capture when Mr. T fought Rocky," Foxx told Yahoo recently while promoting Canon's Project Imaginat10n series. "[Mr. T's Clubber Lang] didn't even say, 'I'm gonna beat you up, Rocky.' He was talking to his girl: 'Hey pretty girl. You need a real man.' I was thinking 'Aw man, that's so disrespectful.'"

[Related: Watch Jamie Foxx talk directing with Ron Howard]

Watch Jamie-Foxx talk Clubber Lang and Electro:

[Related: Watch all the videos from the Canon Imaginat10n Series]

Canon's Project Imaginat10n – "a Ron Howard Presentation" – is a virtual film fest inspired by real life photos. (Need one more sentence here)

Speaking of inspiration, Foxx told us he channeled some of his former employers, specifically Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino, to direct his own Project Imaginat10n movie "… And She Was My Eve" (which you can view below).

Watch Jamie Foxx's Project Imaginat10n film: