Before Sony Pictures opted to reboot its Spider-Man franchise with Andrew Garfield and his two “The Amazing Spider-Man” films, filmmaker Sam Raimi was set to do a fourth entry in his series of films starring Tobey Maguire.

The project got somewhat along in development with artwork created for the film and some actors in talks for roles with characters like Vulture and Black Cat to be in the mix.

In a new interview with Happy Sad Confused podcast, actress Anne Hathaway confirmed that she was not only in talks but all signed on and ready to play Felicia Hardy a.k.a. Black Cat in that film.

Ulimately, however, she never even saw a script before the project was canned:

“I did not get into costume and did not read a script past the audition sides. I got the part and, yeah, it just… That’s probably more the producers’ story to tell than mine, should they ever decide to tell it. The ‘Spider-Man’ universe has gone on to be so enormous and so thrilling. It’s just reinventing itself and all of those things, so I wouldn’t want to make more of it than is necessary.”

Hathaway ultimately went on to play an even more famous feline villain as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” saying that her missing out on Black Cat ultimately helped her get that role:

“If [‘Spider-Man 4′] had gotten made, I don’t know if I would’ve been considered for [‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Perhaps [Christopher Nolan] would’ve said, ‘No, she’s occupied in another universe.’”

Hathaway says she doesn’t regret missed opportunities like “Spider-Man 4,” saying: “You learn to just go… the right role finds the right person, and sometimes it’s you and sometimes not.”

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