RUMOR: Anya Taylor-Joy To Play Black Cat In Future Spider-Man Films?



With the recent monumental success of Spider-Man: No Way Home SONY is seemingly going full steam ahead with their plans for more Spider-Man spin-off films in the future. Besides the Tom Hardy Venom films and the upcoming Morbius film starring Jared Leto, other projects include Silver Sable, Nightwatch, Jackpot, Prowler and of course Black Cat.

First appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #194 in July of 1979, Black Cat AKA Felicia Hardy is often seen as Marvel’s equivalent to Batman’s Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman. She’s a jewel thief who often ends up helping the main hero in addition to being an on and off again love interest. What makes her different though when compared to Mary-Jane Watson or Gwen Stacy is that she is in love with Spider-Man, not Peter Parker. She prefers his super powered alter-ego over the college student/newspaper photographer. 

According to multiple other news sites, whom of course have their own sources, claim that SONY is interested in having Anya Taylor-Joy play the character. The star of the popular Queen’s Gambit on Netflix has quite the diverse resume and most likely would like to add a Marvel credit to her resume.

The character was last portrayed on screen by actress Felicity Jones in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. She was cast in a small role that was meant to set up a now canceled spinoff. Jones did express her interest in returning to the role but sadly that ship might have sailed, especially since this was in the Marc Webb timeline and not the Tom Holland universe.

Hopefully if we do see Black Cat make her fully fledged cinematic debut she will be done justice and not turned into a political statement like certain recent super heroine films. *cough* WW84 *cough*.

Source: Epicstream

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