Last week’s online talk of Rachel McAdams and Romola Garai auditioning for the role of The Black Cat in the fourth “Spider-Man” drew a lot of chatter.
Yesterday however that chance seemed to have been shot down as McAdams told Entertainment Weekly that “That’s a total rumor, I have to say. 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.”
The article further included a quote from a Sony Pictures spokesperson saying “it’s an Internet rumor, as so many things are these days”, effectively killing the story right there as Garai’s quote about her audition kept details very vague.
So what is going on? For now the McAdams talk is over, the actress and a spokesman have officially denied it and unless there’s actual hard proof of her involvement then there’s no story.
The appearance of the Black Cat character in the film however is more tenuous, the actress and spokesperson quotes only denying McAdams involvement, not commenting on the character itself. Both websites have proven relatively reliable on sources which means the character is likely to be involved, but we won’t be sure until something more official comes out.