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Black Cat in Spider-Man 4

Posted by LiveFor on November 11, 2009

Black_Cat_and_Kitty_by_AdamHughesHi all. Phil hasn’t been feeling too well for the past few days so he has asked me to step in for a little while. Hope I do okay. Call me Ishmael!

Recent news has mentioned that Black Cat may be featuring in the fourth Sam Raimi Spider-Man film. The original news had Rachel McAdams trying out for the role – funnily enough Live for Films had McAdams in a poll as to who would play Catwoman in the next Batman film. I’ll come back to that in a bit.

Now the great Hey U Guys have confirmation that Black Cat will be in the film, but that a few actresses have been trying out for the role – I vote Eliza Dushku.

HUG also have news on the characters arc in the film:
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).

This doesn’t fit exactly with the comic book incarnation of Hardy, who is the daughter of a cat burglar, but the character’s interaction with Peter Parker is fairly close to that in the comics.

The source also implied that the word viper has some relevance. We’ve been trying to work out what, and we’re at a loss. Looking through the pantheon of marvel characters the only ones known as ‘The Viper’ are villains in Captain America stories, so it’s unlikely that it’s the name of a baddie, although our source did suggest that Felicia’s father is a villain as well as the editor of The Daily Bugle.

Interesting news indeed. Not sure who the Viper could relate to. Spidey does not have many snake related bad guys but I am no expert in that side of things. Viper..Vulture..Venom? Anymore Vs?

Black Cat is a cat burglar in the Marvel Universe (I think she had some kind of luck based power as well, but I could be confusing that with one of the X-Men), as is Catwoman in the DC Universe.

The story, characters and plot have still to be set for the next Batman film. Catwoman was one of the many characters to be rumoured to be in it. I am wondering whether the news that a similar character appearing in the Marvel film will have an effect on the next Batman film. Does an early appearance by Black Cat knock Catwoman out of the running? Would that be a cat fight anyone else would want to see?

How do you feel about Black Cat appearing in the next Spider-Man film? Any idea who Viper could be? Who would be good to play Black Cat?

Image by Adam Hughes.

2 Responses to “Black Cat in Spider-Man 4”

  1. pam fruendt said

    phil must be feeling pretty damn awful if he’s handing over the lff reins…get well soon oh fearless leader.

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