After Anne Hathaway recently spoke out on the matter regarding her supposed casting as Black Cat in Tobey Maguire’s cancelled Spider-Man 4, fans are curious to know whether or not The Princess Diaries star was cast in the role of Spider-Man’s feline love interest or not. Here is all you need to know.
Was Anne Hathaway going to play Black Cat in Tobey Maguire’s cancelled Spider-Man 4?
Yes, according to Sam Raimi, who would have helmed Spider-Man 4, Anne Hathaway would have played Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat in the film as she was his top choice. However, the actress revealed that she had not gotten very far in the casting and audition process, even though she was cast in the role.
Sam Raimi revealed that Anne Hathaway would have played Black Cat in Spider-Man 4 if it had been made. He also stated that he loved her audition process for the now-canceled film. Prior to this development, Hathaway was reported to be playing an original character named Vulturess, who would have been the daughter of the Vulture, a role John Malkovich was cast in prior to the film’s cancelation.
However, Anne Hathaway herself recently spoke on the matter and stated in a recent appearance on the Happy, Sad and Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz that she had not gotten very far into the casting process around the time the film was cancelled by Sony, saying:
“I did not get into costume and did not read a script past the audition sides, I got the part and, yeah, it just… I think that’s probably more the producers’ story to tell than mine should they ever decided to tell it.”
Ultimately, while this was a missed opportunity, things did work out for Hathaway in the comic universe as she ended up bagging the role of Black Cat’s DC counterpart Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
This story originally appeared on Comingsoon