Although no one’s been able to officially confirm actress Felicity Jones’ role in Spider-Man 2 (rumors are it’s Black Cat), we may have just learned one big piece of news about the movie – the Green Goblin may appear in it.
“[My character’s name is] 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,” states Jones in an interview with the website ViewLondon.Co.Uk.
The Green Goblin is of course Spider-Man’s main arch-nemesis, and was the principal villain in the Sam Raimi-era first Spider-Man film. The Goblin did not appear at all in the current series’ first movie Amazing Spider-Man, but it was previously announced that actor Chris Cooper (The Bourne Identity, The Town) would play the Goblin’s civilian identity of Norman Osborn. Jones’ mention of the Goblin by name appear to infer that we will get to see Cooper-as-Osborn in action to some degree as the Green Goblin, although another possibility is Jones was referring to the fact Cooper will eventually appear as the 'Goblin' in the film series.
As for Jones herself, in another earlier interview (someone get her a publicist) she appeared to confirm her role in the film is as the Black Cat. The character has long been in the mix to appear in the Spider-Man movie series; appearing in the early scripts for 2004’s Spider-Man 2 before being cut, and for the ultimately cancelled fourth Sam Raimi Spider-Man film Anne Hathaway was in talks to play the character.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for release on May 2, 2014, with the third and forth Spidey films recently scheduled for June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018.