December 23, 2009 03:45:43 GMT
'There is no deal in place for her to be in,' says the actress' representative when denying news of her being tapped to take over Kirsten Dunst's place in 'Spider-Man 4'.
Spider-Man will not be seen hooking up with a new girl in the next film. Despite report that Anne Hathaway has been tapped to replace Kirsten Dunst in "Spider-Man 4" as the franchise's leading lady, her representative has told Gossip Cop that the news is not true, saying "It's not accurate - there is no deal in place for her to be in ['Spider-Man 4']." Moreover, the site claimed there won't be any negotiations with Hathaway because the film's script has not been completed.
Words that Hathaway will be the new Spider-Man's love interest were first outed by Star Magazine. According to some sites, the publication reported that Dunst, who has signed to reprise her role as Mary Jane Watson, will be written out in the fourth film.
The magazine further claimed a source told them Dunst's character would probably be killed off in the upcoming "Spider-Man" film. "Anne will take over as Peter Parker's new love interest for this project and for 'Spider-Man 5' and 6 which are being written now," the source was quoted as saying. "Anne's in L.A. doing a lot of meetings on the movie, because filming is right around the corner."
This is not the first time Hathaway is rumored to be cast for the next installment of the superhero film franchise. In early December, the "Rachel Getting Married" star was reported being wanted to be one of the villains in the follow-up to "Spider-Man 3". She was said to be the top choice for Felicia Hardy, who will transform into a brand new superpowered figure called the Vulturess. However, both Columbia Pictures and the actress have not released any statement regarding the news.
"Spider-Man 4" is produced by Avi Arad, Grant Curtis and Laura Ziskin. Sam Raimi will return to the helmer position in this movie, which is targeted for May 6, 2011 release date in the U.S. Tobey Maguire is set to reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and he has previously informed that the principal photography is scheduled to be kicked off in February or March 2010.