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The Spider-Man corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2's position on the Phase 4 slate means that Tom Holland's Peter Parker will play a vital role in the post-Avengers 4 world. We still don't know much about Jon Watts' 2019 sequel, but as casting for the film kicks into high-gear, the overall plan for the ensemble has started to come into focus. Specifically, it now looks like Homecoming 2 is attempting to cast a "femme fatale" character, which opens up a number of possible characters to make the jump from the page to the silver screen.
This report from That Hashtag Show suggests that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 is in the process of looking for a badass female lead to star opposite Tom Holland's Peter Parker. According to the casting breakdown, the production is looking for a European actress in her twenties to step in as a "femme fatale," with production on the 2019 sequel set to begin in Europe later this year.
Right off the bat, the two most prominent possibilities that seem to come to mind with regards to casting a "femme fatale" for Spider-Man: Homecoming's sequel are the expert thief, Black Cat and the mercenary, Silver Sable. The two female badasses have long histories with Spidey (notably Cat, as she's often regarded as the go-to costumed female Spider-Man character) and they are already set to hit the big screen in the Sony SpiderVerse with Silver & Black. Recent rumors have suggested a closer continuity between the Sony Spider-Man movies and the Marvel Cinematic Universe than we had previously assumed, so this casting call could represent another step in that direction.
Then again, there are other female characters who could potentially fit this bill. The European setting of the film lends a certain amount of credence to the possibility of Jessica Drew a.k.a Spider-Woman entering the equation. There have also been rumors that Gwen Stacey would make an appearance in the film, so there's apparently no shortage of possible female roles for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 to pull from in its adaptation of the Spider-Man source material -- if the female character even has origins in the source material at all, that is.
CinemaBlend will keep you posted with any and all relevant updates pertaining to this possible "femme fatale" role in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 as new information becomes available to us. The film is slated to debut on the silver screen on July 5, 2019, and Tom Holland's Peter Parker will make his next appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Avengers: Infinity War debuts in theaters on May 4. Here's everything that we currently know about Infinity War.