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SPIDER-MAN 4 Villain Revealed

Guess who they're talking about casting!

By Rob M. Worley     November 09, 2009
Source: Mania

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Mania.com has heard from reliable sources that Sam Raimi and company have begun the process of casting the villains and supporting players of 'Spider-Man 4'.

We can exclusively reveal that actress Rachel McAdams has met with the producers of the film for a major role. McAdams (of 'Wedding Crashers' and 'Sherlock Holmes' fame) is said to be a top contender for the role of Felicia Hardy, known to comic fans as The Black Cat.

Our sources tell us that the Black Cat's story fits well with Raimi's Spider-Man formula, which always finds the villains troubling not only the costumed hero, but also becoming entangled in Peter Parker's personal life as well.

Fans recall that when Spidey first encounters the Black Cat, she's a cat burgler looking to free her ailing father from prison. She becomes smitten with the web-slinger, to the point of a stalker-level obsession. Later stories had Peter reciprocating her affection and her becoming a lover, a friend and ally (the perfect thing to allow Sony to  create a Spidey spin-off).

And it looks like it'll be a two-villain movie. Our source also says they are casting for a male villain, but had few details. However, this would seem to discount the idea that Lizard is the primary, since the role of Dr. Conners has been cast since movie #2.

Stay tuned to Mania.com for more on 'Spider-Man 4' as it develops!

What do you think, Maniacs? Do you like the idea of Rachel McAdams in a skin-tight Black Cat costume? Post your comments below...



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silversurfer 11/9/2009 11:20:04 AM

Black Cat as a Villian and Rachel McAdams as her? Excellent! Maybe she can punch MJ in the mouth.

TKay42one 11/9/2009 11:34:33 AM

As long as they don't have Halle Berry playing Black Cat in a "spin-off" movie, it ought to do nicely...lol.

Metalmaniac666 11/9/2009 11:37:10 AM

although I like Black Cat I was really hoping for a Kraven/Lizard story

Wiseguy 11/9/2009 11:37:30 AM

Wow, McAdams as Black Cat, she better be a damn good actress cause I just can't see her as the sexpot that is Black Cat. I mean McAdams is beautiful but in a wholesome sort of way not the nasty flirtatious type I see Black Cat as

I'm still hoping for Kraven. If the Lizard's time hasn't come yet I'd still like to see Kraven trying to hunt Spidey, Black Cat getting in the way and maybe becoming prey for Kraven and bait for Spidey.

violator14 11/9/2009 11:49:17 AM

 Ya maybe they could finally kill off Mary Jane so Spidey can start being the playa he really is. 

silversurfer 11/9/2009 11:51:42 AM

Wiseguy, I think she may be coming out of the wholesome shell....I mean, look at what happened to Michelle Phiffer when she played Catwoman...who honestly saw that coming....and it worked! 

The Lizard could work in this one still, because of the angle they could take on it....looking forward to it! 

Alphanumeric 11/9/2009 12:05:26 PM

If they don't payoff the build-up for the lizard, then I'll pass. Besides to me the Black cat sounds more like the secondary villian than the primary. (Hell, maybe the lizard eats her. And not in the good way either...)

avidfan 11/9/2009 12:06:52 PM

This sounds like the first Spiderman movie I will skip.  3 was so bad I forgot how great the first two were.  Not doing the whole Lizard/Kraven story we've talked about on here is simply a mistake.  I guess they are bent on completely flushing the franchise... http://www.persona-non-grata.com please!

ddiaz28 11/9/2009 12:11:29 PM

I agree Wise.  The would never get her in a costume like the one on the superhero gf article.  But I like her as an actress so I'm sure she could pull it off.  She sure looks great in Sherlock Holmes.

jmg134 11/9/2009 12:23:22 PM

@ silversurfer - Yeah I hear what you are saying about Michelle Phiffer's take on Catwoman.  Who knew she could vamp it up like that!  Batman Returns is probably my fav Batman movie cuz of her alone.  She was awesome and sexy as hell.

It would be awesome to see Rachel McAdams play Black Cat all naughty.  From the Sherlock Holmes trailers I've seen her in she seems to be doing that a bit.  I can see her rocking a black catsuit and white wig.  Which I never understood with Marvel...if she is called the Black Cat, then why does she have white fur on her costume?  Doesn't that kinda defeat the purpose of being called the Black Cat?

Just my 2 sense. hehe...

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