Since making her comic book debut in 1979, Black Cat has become an integral part of Spider-Man’s supporting cast and has frequently switched allegiances between being a friend and foe to the web-slinging superhero, as well as an occasional love interest. Despite arguably being the third highest-profile female character in the Spidey mythos behind Mary Jane Watson and Aunt May, though, Felicia Hardy has never been give a fair shake of the stick on the big screen.
Anne Hathaway was set to play the role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4, but the project was ultimately abandoned, while Rogue One star Felicity Jones was introduced as Felicia in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with the intention of establishing her costumed alter ego in future installments before Sony’s second franchise also met a premature end.
Of course, The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Blythewood was once set to helm team-up movie Silver & Black, though that too fell by the wayside, but we’ve now heard from our sources – the same ones that told us Jared Leto’s Joker would be getting a new look in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which was recently confirmed by the director himself – that the studio still have plans for the character and Amber Heard is reportedly now being eyed for the part of Black Cat in Sony’s SPUMC.
We learned the other day that the internet’s least favorite actress was actively pursuing a role in both the MCU and Sony’s Marvel universe – and presumably, she’d only end up with one, if any – and our intel claims that Felicia Hardy is the character she wants to play in the latter franchise. Whether it ultimately happens or not is up for debate, given that the Aquaman star is still in the midst of an online firestorm and the last we heard, Silver & Black was on the cards only as a potential TV series. But again, she’s held talks with both Sony and Marvel Studios about possible roles in their respective cinematic universes and for the former, at least, we’re told that the part that was discussed was Black Cat.
Tell us, though, do you think Amber Heard would be a good choice to bring the character to life on the big screen? Let us know down below.