Saturday, July 30, 2022

Is Sydney Sweeney “Black Cat” ?

Could Sony's 'Universe of Marvel Characters' now include ‘Marvel Comics “Black Cat’ played by “Euphoria” actress, mixed martial artist Sydney Sweeney in the  currently shooting Marvel/Sony feature “Madame Web”? Or is Sweeney playing ‘Julia Carpenter’ resurrecting the character “Spider-Woman’?

"We have the next seven or eight years laid out as to what we’re going to do with that asset", said Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tony Vinciquerra about the studio's "Spider-Man" spin-off movie rights including  “Madame Web”.

"And that will not only be on the film side -- it’ll be on the TV side as well. Our television group will have its own set of characters from within that universe that we will seek to develop." 

"'Spider-Man' connects to a lot of characters," said Sanford Panitch, President of Columbia Pictures. "There are villains, heroes, anti-heroes, and a lot are female characters, many of whom are bona fide, fully dimensionalized and unique..."

"'The Black Cat' is enough of her own character with a great backstory and a canon of material to draw from…"

'The Black Cat' created for Marvel by writer Marv Wolfman,  debuted in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #194 (July 1979).

"...'Felicia Hardy', the daughter of a notorious cat burglar...

"...had developed a 'thing' for 'Spider-Man'.

"After suffering a traumatic event as a college freshman, Felicia trained herself in various fighting styles/acrobatics...

"...and deciding to follow in her father's footsteps as a master thief, adopted her costumed identity as 'The Black Cat'..."

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