To further reports that a major female role is up for grabs, The Observer ran the article 'My Week' with Romola Garai where were she talked about auditioning for a role in Spider-Man 4:
"Love is at the root of everything good that has ever happened and will happen." This phrase swam into focus as I moved up the escalator at Oxford Circus tube on Tuesday morning on my way to put myself "on tape" for a part in Spider-Man 4. This is the acting equivalent of the London Marathon in that it's important to try your best as long as you understand that you aren't going to win."UPDATE: According to sources from HeyUGuys, Felicia Hardy AKA TheBlack Cat will be a villian in Spider-Man 4, her story ark is:
Apparently she is the daughter of the new editor of The Daily Bugle, a man who is also referred to as ‘a viper’ (more on this in a second). She falls in love with Peter Parker, and uncovers his true identity. Her father then dies, and Hardy becomes a threat to Peter Parker (presumably as The Black Cat).There is no offical word on this yet.