Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently breaking records and it has brought back some of our beloved Spidey villains. But today, we will be specifically talking about Jamie Foxx’s Electro. The first time we saw Electro was in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. Even though the performance and the entire movie wasn’t received well by the audience, it was a surprise when Electro was confirmed for No Way Home. Considering that it is the second appearance, how does Electro differ in the movies from the comics? Let’s find out!
1. No Obsessed With Spider-Man
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we saw that Electro was majorly obsessed with Spider-Man. However, he gets obsessed with Peter on an unhealthy level. But in the comics, he is only obsessed with Spider-Man killing him, only because he has faced one too many defeats by his hands.
2. Max Died In The Comics
In the comics, Max has died a couple of times but we know that these deaths almost never remain permanent. But in the recent comics, he was killed by Francine Frye who stole his powers and killed him in cold blood. He was, however, resurrected by Doctor Octopus. But in the movie, his death was not confirmed. In the climax, he was overloaded with electricity by Gwen and Peter to a point where it burst into nothingness. Considering that his body was never found, his death was never made certain.
3. Different Powers
Even though there are many variants of Electro in the comics, the original one has some distinct qualities. The original one and some of the variants are mostly regulated to the input and output of electricity. This occasionally allows the villain to have flight, superstrength, and speed. But in the movies, Electro also had the power to transform into a pure form of electricity adding an extra treat to the hero. This is a major difference from Electro’s power in the comics and the movies.
4. The Costume Isn’t The Same At All
One major reason why the fans never felt comfortable with Jamie Foxx’s Electro is that the costume was not the same AT ALL. Fans remember Electro for his extremely outstanding outfit that makes him stand out from most of the villains. One reason why the same costume wasn’t adapted to the big screen is that the costume might seem a bit corny. But if the movie costume was somehow even close to the original one, the reception from the fans could have been slightly better.
5. His Motivation – Simple Greed
In the comics, Electro’s is typically in the game for wealth and power. He has no sense of longevity and is more interested in the here-and-now, unlike Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. But in the movie, he didn’t have any of those. His simple desire was revenge which is unlike the comics. Moreover, in the comics, Electro is more involved in criminal activities but the movie failed to explore that.