Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has been is being tipped to take on the role of Electro in the next Spider Man movie.

According to Variety magazine, the Ray star is reportedly in talks with producers to play the villain in the 2014 sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man .

Foxx fuelled reports that he would star as Spider-Man's foe, who can control electricity, by dressing up as the villain for a Halloween event and tweeting a cryptic message.

He told his 1.2 million followers: "Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well."

Despite the mounting speculation, director Marc Webb has remained tight-lipped about the potential casting.

Asked about Foxx jumping on the comic book bandwagon, the aptly-named director told CraveOnline: "I think Jamie Foxx is a brilliant actor. I think he's really exceptional, and I would love to have a chance to work with him. I think he's electrifying."

The movie, which will see Andrew Garfield reprise his role of Peter Parker, is scheduled for release in May 2014