It's a new day, which means it's time for some new Spider-Man 4 casting rumors. It seems every time a new rumor pops up, it's a different outlet running it. Now Movieline (who've previously been silent on all things Spidey) claim that The Powers That Be are eying both John Malkovich and Anne Hathaway for roles in the fourth installment.
More 'Spider-Man 4' Rumors: Malkovich and Hathaway
We already knew about Hathaway (her name popped up in Rumorville last month), but Malkovich – who was at one point negotiating to star as Green Goblin in the first Spider-Man movie – is new to the casting circle, and is said to be looking at playing a villain named The Vulture, a deadly killer who uses his sharp wings and flying ability to slice and dice his way through our hero. Meanwhile, the studio wants Hathaway to star as Felicia Hardy (aka Black Cat), but the twist is that unlike the comics her alter ego would not be Black Cat. Nope, instead they've created an entirely new character called The Vultress, who we imagine would act as a sidekick for The Vulture.
Honestly, I'm not crazy about this at all. While I'm a big fan of Malkovich and think he'd make a fantastic villain, there's a big part of me that just can't get past Malkovich donning wings and fighting Spider-Man alongside a leather-clad Hathaway. I mean, really? We're supposed to be afraid of someone named The Vultress?
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.