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Who Will Be Catwoman? (Part 4 of ?)
Author: Jett
August 4, 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
* PART 3


Emily Blunt

FIRST RUMORED: Has not been previously rumored other than by fans and perhaps on various web/fansites.

PROS: Not opposed to doing "comic book movies" -- was originally cast as Black Widow in IRON MAN 2. Good actress -- has won a "Golden Globe" and has various other nominations. Rumored to have been up for the part of Rachel Dawes in THE DARK KNIGHT (which ultimately went to Maggie Gyllenhaal) -- so may have already caught Chris Nolan's eye. She's the right age (late 20s) and darn Good-LOOKING!

CONS: None that I can think of to be honest. Can you?

CHRIS NOLAN FACTOR: Like I said, she almost took over the part of Rachel (from Katie Holmes) in THE DARK KNIGHT. If true, she's certainly on Chris' radar.

ODDS: Excellent. She's GOT to be on Nolan and company's shortlist -- don't you think?


Angelina Jolie

FIRST RUMORED: Seems like forever. AJ's been mentioned/suggested/rumored for Catwoman since the days of BATMAN BEGINS -- maybe even before!

PROS: I don't care what anyone says, she's probably perfect for the part. This idea she can't act it total nonsense -- she won a "Best Actress" Oscar for GIRL, INTERRUPTED. Still think she "can't act?" I'd suggest you watch her in GIA, A MIGHTY HEART, CHANGELING, et al. She's certainly not opposed to doing genre/action/superhero flicks (TOMB RAIDER, WANTED, etc.). AJ just might be the perfect combination of a quality actress for the filmmakers, and still be a big enough "name" for Warner Bros.

CONS: Perhaps the fact that she is "perfect" for the part will work against her. Like Jack Nicholson as The Joker in BATMAN (1989), audiences might see "Angelina Jolie as Catwoman" on the big screen as opposed to just "Catwoman."

CHRIS NOLAN FACTOR: None.

ODDS: Good to Excellent. Angelina Jolie going to be considered by Warner Bros., Nolan, and the producers, no doubt about it.

TO BE CONTINUED...

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