Columbia has confirmed that Ray Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx will play Electro in the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Foxx said: “Electro is a great character. I met with the director, Mark Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked.

“I think Electro will be an exciting character to play because he's a... genius electrician-type person, and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world... The next thing you know, he turns it on."

Foxx will join Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, in the film which is set for release on May 2, 2014 and production is due to begin early next year.