Back in February, it was confirmed that B.J. Novak is playing Alistair Smythe in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In the Marvel comics, Alistair is the father of Spencer Smythe, who created the Spider Slayer robots designed to kill Spider-Man, with Alistair eventually becoming the Ultimate Spider Slayer. It has also been widely rumored that Felicity Jones' character is Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. Black Cat, which has now been confirmed, although both B.J. Novak and Felicity Jones have very small roles in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Den of Geek spoke with producer Avi Arad, who was asked if there is something more they are planning for both of these characters. Here's what he had to say, although it isn't clear when we will see these characters pop up next.
Matthew Tolmach added a brief statement, reiterating that these characters were planted in the movie for a purpose.
Are you excited to see B.J. Novak and Felicity Jones as Alistair Smythe and Black Cat in the already-confirmed sequels The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or The Amazing Spider-Man 4? Chime in with your thoughts below.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb.