Who Should Play Black Cat in Spider-Man 4?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 7th, 2013 at 11:24 am,

Black Cat by diablo2003 Who Should Play Black Cat in Spider Man 4?

Enough already! This entire week seems like it’s been devoted to rumors about who will and will not be playing the role of Black Cat, the recently announced villain (and temptress?) of Spider-Man 4.

When news leaked that it would be Spidey vs. Black Cat in the next film, the first actress named for role was Rachel McAdams – then that rumor was debunked. After that came word that Julia Stiles is up for the role. Now we’re hearing Anne Hathaway’s name being tossed in the mix, while many internet fanboys are insisting that Eliza Dushku or Elisha Cuthbert be given the role because “they’re hot.”

Look… at this point we could keep on “reporting” each and every one of these Black Cat casting rumors as they pop-up and get knocked down again, but why? We all know the final decision is coming soon. But before we learn who will be playing Black Cat, let’s take a moment for ourselves and have a little fun discussing who should play Black Cat. 

Lets begin with some background info on the character:

In the Spider-Man comics Black Cat is Felicia Hardy, a villain / love interest of Spidey’s who first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man in July of 1979 (almost 40 years after Catwoman first appeared in Batman comics, in case you’re wondering).

After decades of add-ons and reworkings, Black Cat’s current origin story is that she was the daughter of a world-famous cat-burglar, a daddy’s girl who inherited papa’s talent for larceny and his  ambition to be the best. After some tragic incidents in her young adult life involving domineering men, Felicia becomes a fierce, independent-minded woman who trains herself to peak athleticism and skill as a thief. When her father ends up in jail, Felicia dons the Black Cat costume and attempts a jail break – where she runs into Spider-Man.

In the comics, Black Cat had the power of “bad luck,” often jinxing her opponents (and sometimes her friends, too). This “power” started out as a farce – elaborate tricks and traps meant to throw an enemy off-balance – but when Cat ended up in the clutches of the Kingpin, he used enhancement technology (same he used to create The Scorpion) to give Black Cat a “bad luck aura.” Since then, Cat and Spider have gone from hot and heavy to cold, ultimately becoming friends with an extra spark of attraction running between them.

spider man kissing black cat Who Should Play Black Cat in Spider Man 4?

Black Cat (if you can’t tell from the pics above) is sexy, flirty, wild, smart, crafty, and pretty kick ass. The character could’ve come and gone as a “knock-off Catwoman,” yet has remained a revered part of the Spider-Man universe for decades – which should speak to how much she’s distinguished herself as a character. Whenever the comics got too heavy with the whole Peter / MJ soap opera, Black Cat was there to break up the monotony. For readers like me, it was like having a wonderful affair without any long term consequence (and who doesn’t love that?).

Best part of all, Black Cat was an exciting rival of Spider-Man, not just another hurdle in the (often-annoying) romantic life of Peter Parker.

But who should play Black Cat? Here are my recommendations…

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  1. *Looks through comments a sees Jessica Alba and Megan Fox’s names pop up*

    I can see why Hollywood doesn’t take fanboys seriously when we start suggesting these two for Black Cat. Seriously what is wrong with people? It would be Sue Storm all over again. Alba was only cast because she had a pretty face, a flat stomach, a sweet little ass, and was an it-girl at the time. You think Fox gave a damn about acting quality? No they got her because they knew she’d pull in horny 14-year-old boys.

    I would be absolutely disgusted of they cast Megan Fox. Don’t need Sony stooping to Fox’s(the studio) level. If I want bad acting bimbos, I’ll watch a Michael Bay film instead. Don’t need that in a Sam Raimi movie.

    Anyway my choice for Black Cat would be Estella Warren.

  2. Well casting is probably the hardest thing for a movie. Even if you find the perfect people, can you get them for the price you can afford? And then their’s the scheduling, and the egos, and their performance, and the agents, and on and on. ;)

    Makes me glad I’m retired…

  3. The casting for these movies has always been bad, except for the villains. Who really thought Tobey Maguire would be a good choice for Spiderman??? Probably the over rated director!

  4. They should use Natalie Portman! Tobey and Natalie are already doing the movie “Brothers” together so why not? I wanna see “Brothers” really bad btw

  5. chrisj,

    ok, maybe not completely ruined, but not completely unruined either. mostly ruined it seems. What are the odds it`s not mostly ruined.

  6. eliza dushku is my pick as black cat for spiderman 4.She has the look and the seductress attidude

    • I really think that Eliza Dushku has the whole bad-girl seductress thing going on, too. And I truly think that she’d be kinda sorta perfect for the role. But, one disclaimer. Eliza is a hot brunette, Black Cat has silvery white hair that hardly anybody can pull off. I’m just not so sure that Eliza would look Black Cat-y with the Black Cat hairstyle. Black Cat, appearance wise, is perfect in nearly every way. I feel that the actress to play Black Cat would have to own that. You know what I mean?

  7. ahh nope sorry went bak to thinking the franchise is ruined over one film why is spidey 3 not bad enough to kill the franchise do i have to point out the flaws chrisj if you`re as angry as you seem about people complaining about spidey 3 and saying it`s ruined the franchise then i should just quite my mouth, huh? It went maybe too far with this whole “dark” approach just like TDK was that the problem? Some scenes in there, like what Peter said to harry in his mansion when they fought or what happened between Peter and Mj in hte jazz club ain`t big enough to kill the franchis? One movie can have big enough flaws to kill the franchise and i don`t want to cooment if it went to dark or not but i believe TDK did! I really don`t see why people support TDK it had some really bad flaws that i believe killed the new Batman franchise too! man, what is happening with superhero franchises lately.

  8. I think either Rachel McAdams or Olivia Wilde would be good choices for the role.

  9. Uhm no, may 5 2011 came & went nd no sp4 its being called the amazing spiderman not spiderman 4 nor will the cast b the same…. Thanxs