Even though her character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was supposed to remain mysterious (or at least unannounced until the studio deemed fit to reveal it), Felicity Jones seemingly confirmed an educated guess in an interview last month. Now, it looks like she may have unintentionally given away something much larger, and it could provide more proof that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is headed towards building the Sinister Six.
Hit the jump for a possible spoiler regarding the upcoming sequel. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
In an interview last month, Jones apparently confirmed that she would be playing the jewel thief Black Cat, and now a recent interview with View London [via Bleeding Cool] has brought even more revelations about the sequel. Jones tells View London,
“It’s all quite shrouded in secrecy, but I’m the Goblin’s girlfriend—I’m in a relationship with him, and his accomplice. I’m on the dark side.”
I’m sure more than one publicist will tell Ms. Jones in the future, “if you have to start with ‘It’s all quite shrouded in secrecy,’ then you shouldn’t keep going.” As for how this fits in with the plot, it does lend some more credence to her playing Black Cat. However, there are some caveats. First off, she doesn’t specify the Goblin she’s dating. Presumably, it’s Harry Osborne (DeHaan) although I guess it’s possible (although unlikely) that she’s hooking up with the elder and first Green Goblin, Norman Osborne (Cooper). It’s also possible that Norman Osborne doesn’t become Green Goblin in Webb’s movie. If we’re going purely by the comics, then Harry’s girlfriend would be Lily Hollister, who injects the Goblin serum and becomes Menace (hat tip to ScreenCrave on that bit of info).
The larger point is that the emphasis on the villains continues to fuel speculation that Amazing Spider-Man 2 is about building the Sinister Six. It makes sense when you consider how The Avengers is pushing other studios to put more characters into their superhero movies (see X-Men: Days of Future Past). Sony doesn’t have a huge stable of heroes, but what they do have is Spidey’s enormous rogues gallery. It also provides a neat kind of “anti-Avengers”, and it’s not necessarily a bad place to take the Amazing Spider-Man franchise assuming the Sinister Six is handled correctly (i.e. not throwing a bunch of one-dimensional supervillains against Spidey and calling it a day).