Sam Raimi On SPIDER-MAN 4; Says Anne Hathaway Would Have Played Black Cat!

Sam Raimi On SPIDER-MAN 4; Says Anne Hathaway Would Have Played Black Cat!

It seems Miss Hathaway has a thing for felines. As most of you will know, before the reboot, Raimi was going to deliver a fourth installment of Spider-Man for Sony. Here he talks about his decision to leave the project, while confirming some very interesting rumors..

I still remember the backlash when details leaked on Sam Raimi's planned fourth Spider-Man movie. We knew John Malkovich was on board to play The Vulture, and most fans were fine with that - but when the rumors hit that the character's daughter would also suit up as The Vulturess, well that was different. At the time Anne Hathaway was said to have read for this role although that was never confirmed, but now while talking to Vulture (no not THE Vulture, the website!) Raimi reveals that it was in fact Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat, that she would have played. Obviously Hathaway went on to play DC's take on the feline anti-heroine, Catwoman, in The Dark Knight Rises but did Raimi get to see her performance? "I didn't get to see Batman yet, because I've been working nonstop on Oz, but I hear she's great in it," says the director. "I'm not surprised, because I loved what she was doing with the auditions for Spider-Man 4." Raimi also discusses the "amicable" end of the project with Sony.

"It really was the most amicable and undramatic of breakups: It was simply that we had a deadline and I couldn't get the story to work on a level that I wanted it to work. I was very unhappy with Spider-Man 3, and I wanted to make Spider-Man 4 to end on a very high note, the best Spider-Man of them all. But I couldn't get the script together in time, due to my own failings, and I said to Sony, "I don't want to make a movie that is less than great, so I think we shouldn't make this picture. Go ahead with your reboot, which you've been planning anyway." And [Sony co-chairman] Amy Pascal said, "Thank you. Thank you for not wasting the studio's money, and I appreciate your candor." So we left on the best of terms, both of us trying to do the best thing for fans, the good name of Spider-Man, and Sony Studios."

Now that we've all seen The Amazing Spider-Man, are you glad that Raimi's fourth movie fell apart? Or would you rather have seen what he could deliver given enough time? For the full interview click on the link below.

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JerBear - 3/5/2013, 12:41 PM
After all these years, the Vultress thing can finally die.
MrReese - 3/5/2013, 12:43 PM
I liked her as Catwoman especially in this scene

Anne as Felicia tho naw XD
buzzman - 3/5/2013, 12:44 PM
Of course he says that now, after she pulled off Catwoman. I think the Raimi version of Spiderman ran its course with Tobey Maguire. He wasn't terrible, except maybe that 20 minutes of dancing in Spiderman 3, but he wasn't fantastic either. I'm digging TASM - hoping that TASM2 is just as good TASM.
MrReese - 3/5/2013, 12:45 PM
She looked hot idc what Tea says I'd [frick] that horse face with this horse cock XD
MrReese - 3/5/2013, 12:46 PM
"I hear she's great in it. I'm not surprised, because I loved what she was doing with the auditions for 'Spider-Man 4.'"
jessepostal - 3/5/2013, 12:47 PM
Maybe movies would be better these days if directors watched more movies in their down time to see whats working at the moment, what not to do and what's been done.
KeefNCookies - 3/5/2013, 12:47 PM
Raimi blows mad chunks
JordanKing - 3/5/2013, 12:50 PM
Well, the more you know.
CaptainObvious - 3/5/2013, 12:51 PM
"Thank you. Thank you for not wasting the studio's money, and I appreciate your candor."

Now let's go waste our money on a Total Recall remake.
LucasMend - 3/5/2013, 12:54 PM
"Thank you. Thank you for not wasting the studio's money, and I appreciate your candor."
Yeah right, they didn't waste money on that godawul reboot. u_u.
CaptainObvious - 3/5/2013, 12:58 PM
@MrMxyzptlk- So making one bad movie negates all the other good films he has done like the Evil Dead trilogy, Darkman, A Simple Plan, the first two Spider-Man films, and Drag Me to Hell?
JorEllinator - 3/5/2013, 1:02 PM
I think he's lying, so people will forget about the Vultress
AmazingFantasy - 3/5/2013, 1:09 PM
I smell a lie.
NoJobBOB - 3/5/2013, 1:17 PM
I wouldn't want to see Vulture. Glad that didn't happen.
HellsHammer - 3/5/2013, 1:17 PM
For some reason I doubt this
Rowsdower - 3/5/2013, 1:19 PM
Hathaway used to look hot. What happened?
Spideyguy94 - 3/5/2013, 1:23 PM
Fair play to Sam, I've always respected him as a director and as a person and i will always live spidey 1&2.
PeterParker1991 - 3/5/2013, 1:24 PM
Get over it Raimi. So glad that campy ass trilogy is over...
JorEllinator - 3/5/2013, 1:25 PM
I can't wait for Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 is my favourite horror of all time
PeterParker1991 - 3/5/2013, 1:25 PM
I heard SM4 would've had the damn Vulture and some made up villainess. Raimi's dumb ass was gonna make Felicia Hardy the "Vultress". LAME
uncanny201 - 3/5/2013, 1:25 PM
Sam Raimi isn't even trying anymore.
GodzillaKart - 3/5/2013, 1:26 PM
Lot of great aspects to Raimi's trilogy, but I'm happy for the reboot.
DanteSparda - 3/5/2013, 1:27 PM
Time Paradox
CaptainObvious - 3/5/2013, 1:27 PM
@MrMxyzptlk- No filmmaker knows what kind of movie they make until the audience tells them. Directors always make at least one bad movie in their careers and I'm not going to hold SM3 against Raimi when he has 8 other films to back him up. Besides, there are alot more worse comic book movies out there than SM3.
gambgel - 3/5/2013, 1:28 PM
Original trilogy was cool, but too kids friendly to my taste, so yeah, Im glad Amazing Spiderman happened.

It has its little kids friendly momments, but to me it has better quality.
marvel72 - 3/5/2013, 1:29 PM
no thanks,i didn't like her as selina kyle so i definitely wouldn't of wanted her as the black cat.
RorMachine - 3/5/2013, 1:30 PM
The Amazing Spider-Man was decent (at times very good) but being better than Spider-Man 3 doesn't justify its existence imo. It wasn't a patch on Raimi's first two movies.
LucasMend - 3/5/2013, 1:31 PM
Isn't Black Cat supposed to be blond and hot anyway?
ibravosp5 - 3/5/2013, 1:35 PM
Spiderman 3 was a pretty good movie. It had great acting....good characters....the only mishaps I found with it was Peter not keeping his mask on that much, Peter crying a lot, Peter wearing the black suit for only a short period of time and venom not being shown long enough.....
RPD - 3/5/2013, 1:37 PM
@MrMxyzptlk Maybe in Levi's next life he'll learn english...
JerBear - 3/5/2013, 1:39 PM
Raimi's Spider-Man movies are extremely overrated. I honestly can't watch them anymore. Any of them. Spider-Man 2 is the sappiest superhero movie in existence. The only reason I'd watch is for the action scenes. The Amazing Spider-Man was a step up from the first Spider-Man IMO. We'll just have to wait and see how TASM2 can match up to Spider-Man 2.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 3/5/2013, 1:41 PM

Spidey 3 was part of his contract.
Wez - 3/5/2013, 1:41 PM
Sorry but tobey Maguire was just a Whiney cry baby throughout the trilogy and I've seen rocks that can act better than Franco tho he did redeem himself in rise of the planet of the apes! Don't get me wrong the first two films were great but I thought Andrew garfields peter Parker/ spider-man (bar the suit) was closer to source material where I just wanted maguires version to shut up and quit whining!
HumanTorch83 - 3/5/2013, 1:44 PM
@captainobvious you do know that he was behind the lens while Toby was doing that terrible musical right?
I don't care what he says, SM3 is bad and it was his fault. Once he watched scenes back he should've realized how bad I t was and cut it out.
Wez - 3/5/2013, 1:50 PM
SotoJuiceMan that's true but I never felt the need to slap Garfield anywhere near as much as maguire
SageMode - 3/5/2013, 1:52 PM
Why not get an actress thats actually attractive and has the chops to do the role?
JoeMomma29 - 3/5/2013, 1:53 PM
PsyGuy - 3/5/2013, 1:58 PM
Yeah of course now he says that.
Platinum - 3/5/2013, 1:59 PM
I think TASM fanboys wanna keep the vultress rumour alive so they can have reasons to justify their mediocre reboot.
pedroparker - 3/5/2013, 2:02 PM
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