New Rumors Regarding Both Black Cat And Green Goblin In The Amazing Spider-Man 2

There's been a lot of speculation surrounding what villains would be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and while Jamie Foxx's Electro and Paul Giamatti's Rhino have been the only two confirmed villains for the film, rumor are circling around about numerous other additions to the villain roster. The most recent rumors involve Chris Cooper's Norman Osborn who will presumably transform into the Green Goblin in this film and a source's description of what the villain's costume will look like. There's also rumors surrounding whether the film will include Black Cat, and with both Felicity Jones and Sarah Gadon cast in mystery roles in the film, it's open to assumptions as to who both are playing.

Recently we learned that actress Shailene Woodley's (The Descendants) small part as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was cut from the film by the choice of director Marc Webb in order to focus more on other aspects of the film's plot. It was also rumored that she could possibly be recast by the time The Amazing Spider-Man 3 rolls around due to her lead role in the film adaption of the series Divergent, and if it turns out the be a success the film's sequels could make her schedule too cluttered for her to return as MJ. She was thought to be recast by Canadian actress Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis) when it was announced that she had joined the film's cast. Well it turns out these rumors were merely assumptions, and Gadon has confirmed via her Twitter that she is in fact NOT playing the part of Mary Jane.
Now of course this leaves the door open for speculation as to what character Gadon is indeed portraying in TASM 2. There's still two major female Spider-Man characters that Gadon could be playing; Black Cat and Betty Brant. Now this is where things get interesting, since actress Felicity Jones was cast in the film her role has since remained a mystery. Way back when her casting was announced most fans believe the actress could be playing Felicia Hardy a.k.a Black Cat (Presumably because their names are so similar). While the actress bares a striking resemblance to the comic book versions of Betty Brant, in an interview the actress seemingly confirmed she'd be playing a "baddie" in the film. And as we all know, the only female villain Spider-Man has faced is Black Cat, so we can basically put the pieces together from there. While Gadon herself looks more like Felicia Hardy, she could indeed be playing Betty Brant in the film or some other female role to a smaller degree.
As for the Green Goblin rumors, while we already learned months ago that actor Chris Cooper (The Muppets) would be playing Norman Osborn in the film, recent reports have suggested we'll actually be seeing the character's transformation into the Green Goblin in this film, with a set photo of the Goblin's glider seemingly confirming this. Now we finally have two vague descriptions of what the villain might look like post his transformation and it surely wont please to many fans. Here are the separate descriptions from both Movie Web and Comic Book Movie:

CBM: the suit will once again “resemble” some type of armor (though really, short of having him wear spandex or mutating him what other options are there?). We’re told it’ll be a matte black and dark green design with spikes — not too dissimilar to Ultimate Green Goblin’s look apparently, though obviously Osborn will still be human.

MW: We now have a more accurate description of Green Goblin’s suit of armor, and apparently the costume designers are taking both a nod from Tony Stark’s Iron Man and Christopher Nolan‘s Catwoman… Green Goblin’s suit will be made up entirely of matte black armor that resembles a hi-tech motocross suit. The suit will remain open-faced, and there will be no helmet at all. Norman will have green hair that is spiked high up. In his ears, he will be wearing a Bluetooth device that will make it look as though he has the Green Goblin’s signature pointed ears, the same way Selina Kyle’s goggles worked in creating the illusion that she had cat ears. The back of the armor has a spine. At the moment, there are no green accents. From a distance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Tony Stark’s signature Mark XLII armor had been painted black.

Well there you have it, not exactly what most fans (Or myself for that matter) were hoping for. It seems we'll once again be getting a tech-armored Goblin similar to what we got from Willem Dafoe's version in the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man, and he'll once again remain human as opposed to turning into a full monster like in the Ultimate Comics. Most fans and I were expecting Webb to take the Ultimate route as he's been doing with most of the characters in the rebooted series, but it seems he doesn't want Spider-Man to face a green beast of some sort, which would be very similar to Lizard in the first Amazing Spider-Man film.
As for the route Webb IS taking, I can't say it sounds good at all, and we can only hope it's just a rumor made up by a fan. I at least wanted to see a more accurate translation of the classic Goblin suit and mask from the original comics in this series, but it seems Norman won't even have a mask this time around. Hopefully this rumor ends up being debunked and we get the Goblin we were all hoping for.
So who do you think Felicity Jones and Sarah Gadon are playing? What do you think of the description of Green Goblin's costume?