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In Which We Make A Terrible Pun

Felicity Jones Might’ve Tripped Up and Told Us Who She’s Playing In The Amazing Spider-Man 2


During the press junket for her new indie film Breathe In, actress Felicity Jones was caught off guard when the interviewer straight up asked her whether she’s “looking forward to everyone seeing you as [CHARACTER NAME REDACTED]?” in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Wow. Go right for it, interviewer.

You can judge for yourself, but Jones’ response sure makes it look to me like she is playing that character. Unmarked spoilers behind the cut, be ye warned.

The evidence:

Interviewer: Are you looking forward to everyone seeing you as Black Cat, finally?

Jones: Um, well, yeah, possibly. Yeah, I kind of… it’s, um, yeah, if that happens it would be wonderful, yeah.

So basically: “Yes, I am playing Black Cat, but I wasn’t supposed to say anything, oh crap!” It looks even more like she let the cat out of the bag—pause for tomato throwing—if you watch the video (the relevant bit starts at 1:23). Poor woman. (And kind of a jerk move from the interviewer, to be honest.) May the PR gods reach down from heaven and toughen up her soul for future interviews. The superhero junket is not a place for the weak.

That Jones is playing Black Cat, if true, isn’t that big a surprise. People were speculating that that’s who she’d play all the way back when she was cast. Another recent rumor we’ve heard is that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will actually have four villains, or at least four characters who are villains in the comics. Some of them could easily be small, pre-baddie parts intended to be fleshed out later, something that could be true of Black Cat, too. After all, four baddies and three once and future love interests for Spidey is kiiiiind of a bit much for one movie.

Good thing two sequels are already confirmed, then. For certain values of “good thing.” Forgive me, I didn’t like the first Amazing Spider-Man.

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  • Anonymous

    Looks like someone’s getting a flea bath.

  • Jason Atkins

    In fairness, even if she is cast as Felicia Hardy it doesn’t necessarily follow that she’s playing Black Cat in this movie. They could just be introducing Felicia in the same way that they’re introducing Mary Jane: establishing the important women in Peter’s life now, so they’re already familiar by the time they become an important part of the story. Since the death of Gwen Stacy is inevitable, waiting to introduce Black Cat until after that means that Peter will be torn between her and Mary Jane: his in-costume and out-of-costume love interests, respectively.

    Asking someone if they’re looking forward to playing a role that they might not necessarily be playing in this movie… that’d have been like asking Sebastian Stan if he was looking forward to playing Winter Soldier during the press rounds for The First Avenger. Enough to confuse anybody.

    Regardless, I’m just glad that alongside the plethora of male villains that’s being introduced, we’re getting some female additions to the cast as well.

  • Thomas Hayes

    Every time I’m reminded that she played Ethel Hallow in The Worst Witch TV series it makes me feel old…

  • TKS

    I felt a part of my soul dying at that “the cat’s out of the bag” pun.

    And, I got to tell you, after Tera Maclay, Topher Brink, Mordin, and the entirety of Grave of the Fireflies I don’t have many non-dead parts of my soul left to give.

  • James Gardiner

    I’m not sure if Black Cat would work that well in this movie franchise. Peter Parker is a high school student, so a character like Black Cat, where the sexual aspect of her personality is so central, would be unable to feel anything but creepy.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    “I felt a part of my soul dying” is the best response I’ve ever gotten a pun.

    Thank you. Thank you so much.

  • Anonymous

    They’re graduating in this film. I’m guessing that part will be at the very beginning

  • Anonymous

    They’re modelling this after the Ultimate line in a lot of ways; and the Ultimate twist on this was really, really well done. Where she’s older and assumes the man under the mask is also an adult. I could see them going that direction.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Whoops, fixed. Felicity Jones, Felicia Hardy, Felicia Day…

  • TKS

    When I was in college, the professor of my comedic acting class (who reminds me of an angry Larry David) started the semester by asking the students to tell jokes, after which he shared some of what he knew about the origin of that joke, or the mechanics of what made the joke funny. When someone said a pun his only response was,

    “That, of course, was a pun. Puns have…a bad reputation…Okay, who’s next?”

  • totz the plaid

    You’re more than forgiven. I’d actually offer you a high-five since I didn’t even bother to waste my time watching “the Amazing Spider-Man” because the previews showed that it was going to suck!

  • OlaOlie

    you just blew my mind