On Monday, word got out that Rachel McAdams was meeting with producers to possibly play the role of Felicia Hardy, a.k.a The Black Cat, in Spider-Man 4. Meanwhile, Emma actress Romola Garai revealed to The Observer that she was put "on tape" for a part in Spider-Man 4 last week, and while Garai never specified what role she was up for, her similarity to McAdams led to more speculation that the Black Cat was the villain in the upcoming sequel.
Now HeyUGuys has confirmed with their "sources" that the role of the Black Cat is indeed up for grabs.
According to our friendly neighborhood spider-source there are anumber of actresses currently being considered for the role, but this at least confirms that Hardy is going to be in the film.
The arc of the Hardy character was also revealed, and somewhat follows Hardy's background from the comic books.
Apparently she is the daughter of the new editor of The Daily Bugle, a man who is also referred to as "a viper". 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).
In the comics, Hardy does meet Parker while trying to steal enough money to help her father, and a relationship does develop between the two.
While this is all admittedly rumor, SlashFilm has verified the source for HeyUGuys and added to the speculation that the "viper" talked about may very well be "The Vulture," another of Spider-Man's enemies.
Again, with so many rumors flying around, it's hard to know what's true. Stay tuned. Posted 11.12.09 by Ryan