Anne Hathaway doesn’t delve too deeply into what fans could’ve expected from her turn as Black Cat; instead, she says that’s a story for the producers of the canceled film to tell. She does think losing out on portraying Black Cat helped her play another comic book character on the big screen — Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” She noted how director Christopher Nolan may have thought she was busy in a different cinematic universe (playing a similar character), so perhaps everything worked out for the best.
While Hathaway is cautious about discussing the superhero flick that never was, various details and rumors have emerged over the years about what “Spider-Man 4” was supposed to look like. Vulture was the main villain, but it was also reportedly set to introduce an original character: the Vulturess. Additionally, according to the book “With Great Power” by Sean O’Connell (via The Direct), the film would’ve explored Spidey’s rogues’ gallery in earnest, “We were going to open the movie with this montage of all the villains we knew that Sam would never be able to use in Spider-Man movies … So we were going to try to do The Shocker, Mysterio, The Stilt Man, and that kind of stuff.”
With the Marvel multiverse opening up, who knows if Hathaway could finally suit up as Black Cat at some point?