And auditions seem to already be underway...
Recently, we reported that actress Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Wedding Crashers) was possibly in the running to play ' Black Cat' in the upcoming Spider-Man 4 film. It seems that the rumor of there being a 'Black Cat' in the next film has been (almost) officially confirmed. In a recent article in the Observer from this past Sunday, actress Romola Garai (Emma) indicated in her open editorial letter that she recently auditioned for a part in 'Spider-Man' 4, and that while she does not expect to get the part, she still knows she should try her best.
Based on her features, we can make an educated guess that Garai more than likely auditioned for the role of 'Black Cat.' To add more to the Spidey movie news is a report from HeyYouGuys, who indicated that they recently received some exclusive information concerning the upcoming film. According to a report from their site, there are several actresses in the running to play the role of Felicia Hardy, confirming that the character will make an appearance in the upcoming film. They also give a rough outline of the back-story that audiences can expect to see for Felicia.
"Love is at the root of everything good that has ever happened and will happen." This phrase swam into focus as I moved up the escalator at Oxford Circus tube on Tuesday morning on my way to put myself "on tape" for a part in Spider-Man 4. This is the acting equivalent of the London Marathon in that it's important to try your best as long as you understand that you aren't going to win.
While this does not exactly follow comic book legend, at least we will see her appear in the upcoming film, right? What do you think? Who do you want to see play 'Black Cat'? Do you think that her back story for the film would work, or do you want to see them use her original story?
...There are a number of actresses currently being considered for the role, but this at least confirms that Hardy is going to be in the film.
We were also given a rough outline of the character’s story arc. Apparently she is the daughter of the new editor of The Daily Bugle, a man who is also referred to as ‘a viper’ (more on this in a second). She falls in love with Peter Parker, and uncovers his true identity. Her father then dies, and Hardy becomes a threat to Peter Parker (presumably as The Black Cat).