Is Sydney Sweeney Playing Black Cat In Madame Web Or Another Superhero?

Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner

Sony cast Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney in the Spider-Man spin-off, Madame Web. However, Sony didn’t reveal her role. Thus, fans speculate Sony chose Sydney Sweeney as the Black Cat.

Writer Marv Wolfman and artist Keith Pollard co-created the Black Cat. She debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man No. 194 in 1979. In the comics, the Black Cat is costumed cat burglar Felicia Hardy.

On the surface, the Black Cat is Spider-Man’s version of Batman’s Catwoman. Like Batman and Catwoman, the Black Cat and Spider-Man have a complicated romantic history. However, there are differences.

Is Sydney Sweeney Playing Black Cat In Madame Web Or Another Superhero?

Sydney Sweeney, Black Cat, Madame Web

Image: Marvel Comics Group

For example, the Black Cat is attracted only to Spider-Man and not his true identity. She finds Peter Parker to be an unattractive nerd. Well, at least in the beginning. Decades of comic-book storytelling may have tweaked that.

Could Sydney Sweeney be playing the Black Cat?

Certainly, Sydney Sweeney looks the part. Furthermore, Sydney Sweeney has the sex appeal for the Black Cat. However, as of press time, insiders are quiet.

On December 21, 2021, I scooped that Tom Holland’s Parker would fall in love with the Black Cat. Moreover, Spider-Man 4 introduces her.

While it may be true that Sony could debut the Black Cat in Madame Web, it seems unlikely.

First of all, the Black Cat is a bigger character than Madame Web. In the comics, Madame Web is basically a cross between Doctor Strange and Aunt May.

Nonetheless, Sony selected a much younger actress, Dakota Johnson, for Madame Web. Therefore, Madame Web has significantly more commercial potential now.

But despite the countless fan art of Sydney Sweeney as the Black Cat, I’m skeptical. After all, the Black Cat is closely tied with Spider-Man. It’d be more fitting for Spider-Man 4 to be her cinematic entrance.

Sydney Sweeney, Black Cat, Madame Web

Image: HBO

So who could Sydney Sweeney play?

She might be Silver Sable.

Sony planned a Black Cat and Silver Sable team-up film years ago; they ended up shelving it. The mercenary Silver Sable isn’t as obvious as the Black Cat. In addition, Silver Sable does have ties to Madame Web in the comics.

Doctor Octopus attempted to kill Silver Sable in the comic books. In fact, she was presumed dead until Madame Web revealed to Spider-Man she’s still alive.

Although that’s no guarantee Sydney Sweeney is Silver Sable, there’s some minor history there.

After the leaks of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sydney Sweeney’s mystery role won’t be a secret for long. In fact, she might be a character who shares her initials.