With production set to kick off this summer, casting information for the still-untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is beginning to make its way online. After an audition video surfaced back in December suggesting the sequel was looking to cast Gwen Stacey, a new report has emerged that indicates the film is looking to bring in an unspecified "femme fatale."
According to That Hashtag Show, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is looking to cast a European actress in her 20s to play the role of a femme fatale. For Spider-Man fans, the first name that will come to mind when hearing femme fatale, of course, is that of Black Cat -- a character that is set to make her live-action debut in Sony's Silver & Black from director Gina Prince-Bythewood. That film, like the Tom Hardy-led Venom, has been thought to exist outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which would seemingly take the character out of contention for the gig. Then again, going off of recent reports, perhaps those films are not as separate as we've been led to believe and Felicia Hardy will also exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After all, it was previously rumored that Michael Mando, who made his debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming, would return as the Scorpion in Silver & Black.
Silver & Black has yet to announce any cast members, however, it is set to kick off production in March, which would put production close enough to Marvel & Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming follow-up to allow the actress to work on both features if needed. Then again, with such little known regarding this character other than she's meant to be a 'femme fatale,' it's entirely possible Marvel is looking at other characters for the role -- such as Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, a character that was coincidentally born in Europe. For now, as we inch closer towards production, more information regarding the sequel should continue to hit, hopefully, giving us a better idea of what Marvel and Sony have planned.
Debuting in theaters in 2019, the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is directed by Jon Watts and will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker.
(via Screen Rant)