Anne Hathaway Also Approached About a Spider-Man 4 Role
Yes, there have been lots of rampant rumors surrounding the villains and additional casting for Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4, and just today a new rumor spawned about a supposed casting meeting with Julia Stiles for the role of Black Cat. Well, some speculations might be shot to the ground today as Nikki Finke over at Deadline Hollywood grabbed an exclusive (and surely reliable) scoop that producers have approached Anne Hathaway for a role in Spider-Man 4, and while she's not familiar with the comic canon, she goes on to say, "she's wanted for a starring role, and she won't replace Kirsten Dunst." As Finke would say, "Toldja!"
Of course, in asking her own readers who Hathaway might play, the overwhelming response to inform Finke was that of the role of Black Cat. But as I've commented several times before, I don't think this will turn out to be anything more than a solid new supporting role that will play prominently in Peter Parker's life, but not that of Spider-Man's (get it?). With this news coming from more official channels, and from a very reliable and consistently correct source as Ms. Finke, we might not have to wait too much longer for some official word from Sony. And if it is Hathaway, what do you think. Would she make a good Black Cat?