Who Should Play Catwoman? (Charlize Theron Shows Interest)

Published 6 years ago by , Updated September 29th, 2009 at 11:17 am,

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This just in! Charlize Theron wouldn’t mind playing Catwoman in the sequel to the second highest grossing film of all time, The Dark Knight. Well that entire last sentence would qualify for a big, fat “DUH!” Can you tell me one person that wouldn’t say “Yes” to star in a billion dollar franchise if asked? Megan Fox was recently rumored to be playing the feminine milk-drinking feline villain a few weeks ago but Warner Bros. execs were quick to shoot that down. It’s not a direct quote but I think the press release said something like, “Um, Hell No!”

During an STV interview that probably only consisted of some guy with a mini-voice recorder stalking her as she shopped for groceries, Theron said this:

“It’s news to me, but that’s kick-ass news. I like that… I think that what has happened to that franchise is amazing, and director Chris Nolan is a genius. So I would be an idiot to not consider that.”

Yes you would Ms. Theron; you would “be an idiot” to not consider being in Christopher Nolan’s film. The problem is that besides Megan “Jennifer’s Body Sucked” Fox, Angelina Jolie and Rachel Weisz have all been rumored to be slinking into the tight ripped leather pants and purr it up with Bruce Wayne. I’m almost positive that Theron is not the only woman in Hollywood that is lining up to be in the successful, revitalized Batman franchise.

Last December, we reported that Nolan planned on returning and there were rumors (ah, rumors) that Catwoman might be brought into the story. That makes sense because Bruce Wayne’s love interest was killed off at the end of The Dark Knight. We’ve already talked about the possibility of seeing Aaron Eckhart returning as Two Face and although we have discussed it, no official word has come down the return of The Joker.

If Theron does snag the role she will be following the likes of Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt and Michelle Pfeiffer. I know what you are thinking “Paul, you left out Halle Berry as Catwoman.” No! No I didn’t. That horrible excuse for an interpretation of Catwoman doesn’t deserve a mention.

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We here at Screen Rant have been doing a lot speculating lately on what characters should be in up coming comic movies and the actors we think should play them. X-Men: First Class, Sinestro from Green Lantern, Fantastic Four reboot and more recently Captain America have all been popular areas for discussion. So let’s do the same thing for Catwoman.

Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux), Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider),Rachel Weisz (The Mummy) and Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) are all good choices (anyone notice I left out Megan Fox as a good choice?) but I’d rather see someone with much less exposure in the movie world. Not just bodily exposure (we’ve seen at least three of them topless or nude before) but also film exposure because all four have an extremely varied background in film and have been involved with at least one successful action film or franchise.

Of the four I just listed, Rhona Mitra is the only one I would consider for the role but let me give you the actress I would really like to see play Catwoman: Rosario Dawson. I think it would be nice to see the next Catwoman follow in actress Eartha Kitt’s shoes and be played by a black actress (I still refuse to acknowledge Halle Berry as an actress who played Catwoman). Rosario Dawson would be a solid choice because she’s attractive, can act and has done action films – the fact that she would look fantastic in leather doesn’t hurt either. She already has a pretty decent repertoire ranging from Sin City and Descent to Seven Pounds and the upcoming Unstoppable with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. If someone mentions Pluto Nash I will ignore you because I blame that failure on Eddie Murphy and not her.

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What do you think of Rosario Dawson as the attractive villain/love interest Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman? If you don’t like my choice then who would you like to see in Catwoman’s leather pants? Vote in our poll and let us know:

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Batman 3 is still in development and has no release date.

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  1. But… I wouldn’t count out Rose McGowan, Jennifer Carpenter, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Connelly, Gong Li or Naomi Watts. And, of course, Angelina.

  2. I still think that tough bank manager from TDK is going to be the Riddler, but cast Giovanni Ribisi if he doesn’t.

  3. I’d really like to see Nolans take on Catwoman. I’ve just recently bought and read Year One which is what Nolan based begins on and Catwoman is a main character in that. One of the only main characters not in Nolanverse yet!!! It seems an obvious direction for him seeing as he will never have Robin… what you think?

  4. Tim

    I’ve never liked any version of catwoman but I’d be willing to see nolans take on it. He probably will introduce her too since Wayne needs a new love interest.

  5. No I wasn’t a massive fan of many of them either though I did like the idea that Burton had though it was toooooo unrealistic. I like the costume design it The Batman animated series, has a certain element of realism in it which is what Nolan is going for isn’t it.

    If Nolan doesn’t introduce her then someone will at some stage and I personally think Nolan will do the best job

  6. The original Animated Series version of catwoman was pretty good. :-P

  7. Yeh I suppose she was. Had a certain sex symbol aspect to it…… for a cartoon! lol

  8. Hey, nothing wrong with cartoon women, I have the biggest crush on the animated series’ Harley Quinn, lol.

  9. lol oh yeh? dunno about Harley. What about Rachel Weize to play catwoman?

  10. Please no more Two Face, Catwoman or Joker… Batman’s next villain should be Superman, which was promised already in “I am Legend”… Nolan’s ability to adapt 10% of the Batman comics like he did in Batman Begins shows that he could adapt The Dark Knight Returns and zero in on the whole Batman vs Superman storyline.

    Some of the Batman villains are too ridiculous or too boring to be even considered… the Mad Hatter, Clayface, Man-Bat, Penguin & Catwoman.

    It also smacks too much of the Tim Burton movie. Bring on Superman.

    BTW–Nolan should also use John Byrne’s Man of Steel comic book, the whole Batman meets Superman along with 10% of the Dark Knight would be sufficient for a sequel to the Dark Knight.

  11. I am intrigued by Nolans take on EVERYTHING in the Bat-verse; He is the first one to get The Joker right…I mean dead on man. I think an intersting swish of the story would be Harley Quinn. I do believe that Nolan will go with Catwoman next, as Foxx allured to it in the redesign of the Batsuit, as to who should play it, I would love to see Rosario Dawson make a play on the villianess. She is very vesital and sexy–think that is the play Nolan will take, or will he try to capitalize with a larger name like Jolie or Fox–I hope not…might kill his cash “cat”

  12. I disagree Jason, other than the fact that the animated series had to keep its rating appropriate for kids, I honestly liked their version of the Joker more. But like I said, the tv series had to try to keep the violence to only suggested violence, or implied. Such as the fact that the joker toxin is lethal, but in the cartoons, you see people get hit with it and you only see them laughing uncontrollably. They can’t show them actually dying, but in reality, you know they end up dying. So it’s merely implied. A better idea of their “uncensored” vision of the Joker is from the movie Mask of the Phantasm (excellent animated movie BTW, one of the best in my opinion), and in the game Arkham Asylum.

  13. I completely agree, joker in mask of the phantasm was brilliant. Totally nuts but quite evil too. I read on BOF that Nolan is to make some sort of official announcement early 2010. Fingers crossed he’s still in. Ken, wat format do you play arkham asylum? Ps3? You online?

  14. @Tim

    Negative, PC gamer only. :-)

    Yah, The Joker in Mask of the Phantasm was freakin insane as hell. He made you laugh but all the while you know he’s capable of just killing you in a second. “What a photo op! The city councilman and his wacky pal!” LMAO

  15. I think charlize theron would make a good catwoman because she has the looks and her talents and she also has that feline vibe and she is around cristean bale’s age and would make a nice couple on-screen or if not it would be angelina jolie I think those two actresses should have that role.

  16. Rosario Dawson would be my first choice, followed by Rhona Mitra.

  17. Rosario Dawson would be my first choice, followed by Rhona Mitra.

  18. Rosario Dawson is very very ugly for the role and very very ugly for Christian Bale…are you crazy????
    I´ll refuse to watch the movie if Rosario Dawson is chosen for Catwoman.
    And no,Catwoman WON´T be in the movie.
    Forget it.

  19. I think mila kunis would make a great catwoman for batman 3 because she has a feline vibe and has very pretty eyes and I think she would be able to seduce bruce wayne a.k.a batman and plus I think she is a good actress.

  20. I totally agree mila kunis should get the role of catwomen she does have the looks and the talent.

  21. Definitely think Nathalie Kelley should’ve been it or Rachel Weisz after reading this…..