Another Spider-Man 4 casting rumor has hit the web, and that rumor is that John Malkovich will be playing the villainous Vulture. We've also been hearing a bunch of Black Cat casting rumors over the last month that included Julia Stiles, Rachel McAdams and Anne Hathaway. According to movieline Anne Hathaway is at the top of the list to play Felicia Hardy -- but it won't be for Black Cat like everyone thought, Hardy would be a new villain called The Vultress. This is contrary to other news and rumors that we have heard.
It seems like everyone has a close and strong source to the production of Spider-Man 4 these days so it's really hard to trust anyone. Back in October we ran another rumor where a strong source to another site said that Spider-Man 4 would have one villain and that villain was going to be the lizard. Sam Raimi has even said several times that he did not want to make the same mistake he made in Spider-Man 3 and overload the story with a bunch of villains.
As it currently stands according to all the rumors of people that have "sources close to the production" Spider-Man 4 once again has an overload of three villains. The Lizard, The Vultress and The Vulture. Apparently the source also says that the executives over at Sony have been reluctant on having The Lizard as the villain because he is an "odd-looking-enemy, they’d rather hew closer to villains with a human face." (Because the vulture is not odd looking? What they hell is going on over there?)
I was extremely excited for the Lizard to be in this movie. I was never a big fan of the Vulture. Who knows if this news is even true. Like I said, there are a bunch of people that claim to have people close to the films production. Hell! I know people working on the production but they won't tell me nothin because of fear of loosing their jobs, so I don't know why these other sources would put their jobs in jeopardy by running their mouths.
I guess we will eventually find out what is really going on. We just have to be patient and wait for an official announcement.
So what do you think about John Malkovich playing the Vulture and Anne Hathaway the Vultress?