British actress Felicity Jones was rumored to the one of the frontrunners to play Sharon Carter in Captain America: Winter Soldier. That didn’t happen, obviously—Emily VanCamp got the role instead—but now it’s been confirmed that she’ll be in another Marvel movie: The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
But whom will she play?
In an interview with RTL Netherlands the actress expressed enthusiasm for appearing in TASM2, saying “I’ve never done a superhero movie. It’s very nice to you as an actor in several worlds to go and to experiment.”
Though she wouldn’t say who she’s playing, the speculation is that she might be suiting up as Black Cat.
She could be playing a past version of Aunt May or Peter’s mother, instead; we already know the movie’s going to have flashbacks. My intuition is that that won’t be the case, though. Jones is an up-and-coming actress whose star is rising. It doesn’t seem likely to me that they’d cast her in a role where she’d be in just a few scenes and probably wouldn’t have cause to be in the sequel (unless director Marc Webb extends the backstory over two movies).
Having Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane, and Black Cat in the same movie might be a bit overcrowded… but then the real meat of Mary Jane’s role will apparently be in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and I’ve read she’ll pretty much only be introduced in 2. So who knows? Black Cat being in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is 100% speculation at this point, as the only thing we know for sure is that Felicity Jones has been cast. When we hear confirmation as to her character we’ll be sure to let you know.