Spider-Man 2: Feige Shoots Down Black Cat Rumors

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Not much is known about the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, but one prominent rumor is that the second Tom Holland Spidey film will feature a "femme fatale" in her 20s. Well, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has outright shot down that rumor, now saying it came from "a misleading minor casting search."

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Speaking with ScreenRant ahead of Avengers: Infinity War, Feige was directly asked if a femme fatale -- or Black Cat, in particular -- would appear in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. Feige, careful with his words, definitively said "no."

Take a look at the exchange with Feige below.

SR: Spider-Man was talks of a possible femme fatale that’s going to be answering Peter Parker’s life. Now that’s a short list. And the one that immediately pops my head at least is Black Cat.

Kevin Feige: No, that was, uh, that, that was a misleading minor casting search. None of those rumors are true at all.

Black Cat is reportedly one of the lead characters in Sony's upcoming Silver & Black film, which would star the classic Spider-Man anti-hero alongside Silver Sable. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, that film, like the Tom Hardy-led Venom, has been thought to exist outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, if Black Cat were to debut in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, that would cement Silver & Black as part of the MCU.

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Debuting in theaters in 2019, the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is directed by Jon Watts and will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker.

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