We have some new Spider-Man 4 rumours today courtesy of Movieline who say that John Malkovitch is in talks to play The Vulture and Anne Hathaway, who was apparently in talks with producers last month, will play The Vulturess.
The Vulture has the ability to fly due to wings which are attached to him via a harness. He also uses these wings as weapons to attack his foes, such as Spider-Man. The Vulture was originally going to be in Spider-Man 3 and Sir Ben Kingsley was apparently confirmed for the role, however the powers that be wanted Venom in the film so the character was cut. Personally, I would prefer The Lizard as the main villain, but I suppose The Vulture would be cool too.
…The Vulturess on the other hand is what will annoy Spider-Man fans if this turns out to be true. A few weeks ago actresses such as Rachel McAdams, Julia Stiles and Anne Hathaway were rumoured to be in talks to play Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat. However, according to Movieline Felicia Hardy does not turn into Black Cat in the film, she becomes a new made up character called The Vulturess, who one can assume is the daughter of The Vulture.
None of this is confirmed so take it with a pinch of salt for now. Personally I don’t think there is much truth to it, but we’ll probably get confirmation one way or the other soon.