Spoilers incoming for Spider-Man: Homecoming, so you've been warned.
Early on in the film, Peter (Tom Holland) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) are walking down the halls of their high school talking. There are several scenes like this throughout the movie, but this one includes a young lady walking in the pack behind them with long white hair in a black outfit.
That is an obvious reference of course to Felicia Hardy, aka the Black Cat. Felicia Hardy has been a longtime fan-favorite in the Spider-Man books, drifting between ally, villain, and love interest throughout the years.
This also bears mentioning because Sony has already announced their Silver and Black project that will bring Black Cat together with Silver Sable in a spinoff film. Now, that most likely was still in early development when Homecoming was already off and running, so this might be just a nice nod to the Black Cat fans rather than a formal introduction, as the character doesn't say anything and only shows up that one time.
Still, they could always use that seed to build off of in the character's full introduction, depending on how they decide to develop her origin.
Felicia Hardy is one of the most talented thieves out there, able to call on her supreme athletic and combat skills when in a jam. She also has luck on her side, but most of it's bad. That works to her benefit though, as she can somewhat control who it affects.
In the books, she is currently running a successful wing of organized crime, which could explain her pairing with Silver Sable in the spinoff, but that remains to be seen.
Spider-Man: Homecoming currently enjoys a 4.12 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, JacobBatalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming are in theaters now, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.
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