‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ actor Jamie Foxx recently spoke with MTV about his take on Electro. Foxx is announcing that he’s developed a catchphrase for what MTV describes as a “B-list villain.”
“They would allow me to come up with things, because I think why you like going to see those types of movies, and that’s what I dig doing, you want to hear catchphrases,” said Foxx. “So at one point we were doing this green screen thing, and (director Marc Webb) says, ‘Just ad-lib something.’ And I said, “The itsy-bitsy spider went up the water spout, down came… Electro… and wiped the spider out.”
“What I wanted to bring, we all decided was, we wanted to make Electro a formidable opponent, meaning we want him to really, really not like Spider-Man,” Foxx said.
“I think it’s those types of things that people are really going to latch on to.”
Update: As fans have pointed out both here and on the Crawl Space Facebook page, the Itsy Bitsy Spider song was also used by the Green Goblin in the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man film.
–‘Gorgeous George’ Berryman!