Yet more comic book movie casting news, but this time it’s the all-female edition, and some promising possibilities for one of Marvel’s mega franchise.
Sam Raimi has been working on Spider-Man 4, and two actresses are being tossed into the Marvel-O-Matic casting mixer. First it was reported that a new female lead is being sought, and now it’s rumored that that lead is going to play the infamous Black Cat, one of the more interesting characters in Spider-Man’s universe. The Black Cat is of course the sultry cat burglar who has been both a thorn in Spidey’s side as well as a serious temptress. Apparently, British actress Romola Garai has reportedly auditioned for the role. Garai starred in Amazing Grace, The Other Man and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. Gosh, how did I miss that one?
More interesting, however, is that Rachel McAdams (Redeye, The Notebook) is also in talks for the role. Obviously, McAdams is a more well-known name (and a personal favorite of mine), but we’ll see what direction Raimi is looking to take this.
It was also reported a while back that Dylan Baker, who played amputee scientist Curt Connors in Spider-Man 2 (aka the last good movie), might return and that his eventual alter-ego The Lizard would be the big bad, continuing the trend of “science-gone-wrong” characters.
Usually I’m opposed to crowding these movies with too many superpowered characters, but here I’m in favor since a) Dylan Baker is pretty awesome (he was outstanding in Trick R Treat) and b) the team-up possibilities with the Black Cat are quite intriguing. Hmmm…