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Who Will Be Catwoman? (Part 3 of ?)
Author: Jett
July 28, 2009
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If there are any “must haves” when it comes to the next BATMAN movie, it’s got to be the inclusion of the character of Selina Kyle – AKA Catwoman. Next to The Joker, Catwoman is the most iconic, well-known member of the Batman rogues gallery.

Honest to goodness, a big chunk of my BOF email involves Catwoman. "Who do you think will play Catwoman?" "So and so should play Catwoman." "Do you think Nolan will use Catwoman?" As a result, it's safe to assume that the fans would really love to see the character in the next Bat-Flick.

We got The Joker in THE DARK KNIGHT, now it’s time for Catwoman in BATMAN 3!

For argument's sake, let’s assume that Catwoman will be in B3, OK? I bet y’all every damn actress in Hollywood will be after that part, don’t you think? The chance to play Catwoman in the follow-up to THE DARK KNIGHT being directed by Chris Nolan? Get out of here! Anyway…

Who is going to play her? I have no idea, but the Catwoman casting rumors have already been making the rounds for at least a year now. So I figured I’d run down some of the usual suspects, provide the pros and cons of each, as well as give my take on each one of the “candidates.”

PREVIOUS SERIES INSTALLMENTS
* PART 1
* PART 2


Scarlett Johansson

FIRST RUMORED: Has not been previously rumored other than by fans.

PROS: Not opposed to doing "comic book movies" (GHOST WORLD, IRON MAN 2). Well, she’s certainly damn good-looking and has the biggest pro on her resume -- she’s previously worked with Chris Nolan (THE PRESTIGE). She'll be in her latter 20s when B3 goes into production -- a pretty good age for Selina.

CONS: Already has done a Marvel movie -- playing Black Widow in IRON MAN 2.

CHRIS NOLAN FACTOR: Cast by Nolan in THE PRESTIGE.

ODDS: Fair -- certainly may be considered by Nolan, the producers, and Warner Bros.


Marion Cotillard

FIRST RUMORED: Not really rumored, but certainly has been suggested.

PROS: Looks the part and is a good actress -- won a "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role" for La môme. Is working with Chris Nolan on the film that's probably preceding BATMAN 3 -- she'll probably be fresh on his mind when he's casting B3.

CONS: None that I can think of actually unless being French works against her -- and I don't subscribe to that theory at all.

CHRIS NOLAN FACTOR: Starring in Chris Nolan next film, INCEPTION.

ODDS: Excellent. I wouldn't be shocked at all if she gets the part -- IF Selina's in the film that is.

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