In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, McAdams flat-out denied last week’s wide-spread “Spider-Man 4” rumors that she was not only a contender for the role of Felicia Hardy in the “Spider-Man” sequel, but that she was nearly a lock for the part. According to McAdams herself, those reports are entirely unfounded.
“That’s a total rumor, I have to say,” said McAdams. “I was hanging out in Toronto the other day and someone came up to me and said, ’I just heard you’re doing Spider-Man 4.’ And I said, ’Really? No one told me! It’s not true.”
If McAdams is playing coy, then she’s in good company as a Sony Pictures representative concurred with the actress’s report by saying: “It’s an Internet rumor, as so many things are these days.”
Given that the Black Cat rumors started with McAdams at the center, it’s entirely likely that the character won’t have a role to play in “Spider-Man 4.” That’s hardly a surprise to the Splash Page gang, as editor Rick Marshall already told us all who the real “Spider-Man” villain would be last week!
Still, the “departure” of McAdams — from the rumor pool, at least — is a bit of a bummer, because I do think she would’ve made for a fine Felicia Hardy. But if the character still has a part to play in Peter Parker’s big-screen life, there are plenty of other cats in the sea… or something like that.
Are you disappointed that McAdams won’t be in “Spider-Man 4,” or is this good news? What does it mean for the Black Cat rumor? Let us know your take in the comments or on Twitter!