Jennifer Lawrence is only 31 years old, but she’s already had an intense and varied career. She’s won an Oscar. She was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2015 and again in 2016. It was in 2011 that she took up the role of Raven for Fox’s X-Men: First Class and 2012 when audiences first saw her as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. She’s most recently been a part of films like Mother! and Red Sparrow, seeming to step away from the major franchise experience. However, that may be all about to change. Thanks to some work from one of our trusted and proven inside sources, we’ve now learned that Jennifer Lawrence is in talks with Sony for a role in a Spider-Man spinoff.
We learned that the project Sony wants Jennifer Lawrence for is a spinoff that takes place in the Spider-Man universe, like Venom. Our source was unable to share what the spinoff project is. It seems most likely that Lawrence is in talks for leading her own solo project, though we weren’t able to confirm that. There are some great characters from the comics, video games, and movies that Jennifer Lawrence might be interested in enough to talk to Sony about.
One such role would be Felicia Hardy, also known as Black Cat. In Marvel comics, the character is a thief. (Yes, Black Cat is a cat burglar.) Felicia Hardy has an attitude and is a great character. She has a history with both Spider-Man and Eddie Brock (Venom), so if Sony wanted more crossover between their characters in the Marvel movies, Black Cat could certainly be a fine choice.
However, one of the more talked about roles Jennifer Lawrence could be discussing with Sony is Spider-Gwen. The character is an alternate universe version of Gwen Stacy. In both Marvel comics and in the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Gwen was bitten by a radioactive spider. Typically, her story includes Peter Parker’s death, which she was present for. This is similar to the main universe timeline of events we know in the Spider-Man stories we’ve seen in the past, where Gwen Stacy is the human who dies and Peter Parker is Spider-Man.
Naturally, talk of a Spider-Gwen movie has happened before and is something fans would like to see. Many fans have proposed that Emma Stone, who played Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, come back for the role. That would, of course, be complicated, since her version of Gwen Stacy was a human who died. However, J.K. Simmons has been playing multiple iterations of the same character in the Spiderverse, so fans have argued Emma Stone could as well. While that fan theory is certainly an interesting idea, Jennifer Lawrence signing on for Spider-Gwen could be less confusing for audiences. Picking up a new actress may make it easier for audiences to understand that Spider-Gwen is a Gwen Stacy from another universe.
Of course, these are only two possible roles Jennifer Lawrence could be talking to Sony about. At this time, all we know is that she’s in talks with Sony for a role in a Spider-Man spinoff project. Amusingly, if the talks go well and Jennifer Lawrence signs on, it will make her part of Marvel for the Fox-owned X-Men and Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. If she decides to go for all three and follow this up with a role in the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe, does she win a Marvel bingo?