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The Spider-Man: No Way Home Villain Fans Agree Got The Best Upgrade

Numerous teasers and trailers leading up to the release of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" have revealed the imminent addition of multiple new villains to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is because "No Way Home" will notably include some multiverse shenanigans, such that actors from prior, non-MCU "Spider-Man" films will reprise their roles anew, merging "Spider-Man" canon of the past with the franchise's current incarnation. Most recently, the list of villains featured in "No Way Home" was confirmed to include The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church). The former character first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man" and the latter in "Spider-Man 3."

While each of the film's villains is from an earlier "Spider-Man" movie, they all largely differ in appearance in ways both major and minor when compared to their previous incarnations. Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), for example, now appears to wield nanobot technology for the first time. It's another "No Way Home" villain, however, that many fans agree benefits from the most from their new look.

Electro's redesign is a hit with Spider-Man fans

One notable detail revealed in the November 16 trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home" was a new suit for Electro (Jamie Foxx), replacing the outfit he wore in his prior "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" appearance. In response, one fan on Reddit called Electro's new suit the "upgrade of the decade," juxtaposing a screenshot of Foxx in his new duds with an image of Electro taken from a comic book. The post was upvoted more than 1400 times, suggesting that a number of "Spider-Man" fans feel similarly about Electro's "No Way Home" look.

The top comment in the ensuing thread, by user bombochido, singles out one particular component of Electro's new costume: his Timberland shoes. Timbs are famously a New York City fashion staple (via Complex), befitting of the "Spider-Man" series' New York setting. User ben_hurr_610, meanwhile, simply agreed with the sentiment expressed by the original poster, replying that "he looks way better than the comic version, ngl."

That said, some fans did question why Electro's appearance is so markedly different from the previous time Jamie Foxx portrayed the character. User Gamer-of-Action, for example, asked, "What I don't get is if they changed Electro's design, why leave the lizard the same?" Fans will presumably find out more about the reason behind Electro's new look when "Spider-Man: No Way Home" hits theaters on December 17.