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Before Playing Catwoman, Anne Hathaway Almost Appeared In Spiderman With Tobey Maguire

Anne Hathaway was incredible as Catwoman, but what most fans do not know is that she nearly was part of the Marvel Universe and almost starred in Spiderman with Tobey Maguire

By Ingrid Mateos

- January 09 , 2022 - 10:45 hs
Anne Hathaway, Tobey Maguire (Catwoman, Spiderman)

Anne Hathaway, Tobey Maguire (Catwoman, Spiderman) (DC, Marvel)

The third movie of Tom Holland's Spiderman has come and gone, making 'No Way Home' one of the most amazing movies from Marvel Studios after reuniting Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield on the screen and at the same time.

After this, many have been the rumors about what happened to Andrew and Tobey about their own franchise, why they got canceled, and even why they were “fired” from their franchise. While much has been spoken about a fourth movie for Maguire and another one for Garfield, nothing has been confirmed.

However, this time an old rumor has come out on social media where fans started to wonder if it was true that Anne Hathaway almost appeared in Spiderman with Tobey Maguire, and digging in old interviews, the answer to that is true.

READ MORE: Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield Dated Their Co-stars

You have seen Anne Hathaway mostly in romantic and comedy movies like 'Princess Diaries,' 'Hustle' and 'Witches' but probably her most beloved role among the comic fans is when she portrayed Selina Kyle a.k.a Catwoman alongside Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

Well, it seems that either way Anne Hathaway was meant to wear a cat costume in her life because according to an interview with Vulture, Spiderman's director Sam Raimi admitted that before playing Catwoman, he had Anne Hathaway in mind to portray Felicia Hardy/Black Cat, an enemy turned into a love interest to Spiderman.

Back in 2013, when The Dark Knight trilogy was already out, Sam Raimi admitted that he had not watched the Batman movies because he was busy, but if he watched the films would be to check out Anne Hathaway's performance because she heard she was great.

“I didn’t get to see Batman yet, because I’ve been working nonstop… but I hear she’s great in it. I’m not surprised, because I loved what she was doing with the auditions for Spider-Man 4.”

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Then, the director, who directed the three Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire between 2002 and 2007 revealed the main reason why he did not do the fourth movie

“It was simply that we had a deadline and I couldn’t get the story to work on a level that I wanted it to work.” Sam Raimi admitted. “I was very unhappy with Spider-Man 3, and I wanted to make Spider-Man 4 to end on a very high note, the best Spider-Man of them all. But I couldn’t get the script together in time, due to my own failings, and I said to Sony, ‘I don’t want to make a movie that is less than great, so I think we shouldn’t make this picture. Go ahead with your reboot, which you’ve been planning anyway.'”

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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