Amidst mixed receptions to their first three films within the DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros. and DC Films are looking for any way that they can turn their franchise around. These mixed reactions have not been without their positives however, with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn being one of the biggest to come out of Suicide Squad. The love for her portrayal was so great that WB recently announced she would be leading her own film next, Gotham City Sirens, which re-teams her with director David Ayer. He has since teased that Catwoman and Poison Ivy are the two top contenders to join the all-female villain-centric film, leading to a flurry of rumors and speculation as to who should play them.
The earliest rumor pointed to Megan Fox being interested in playing Poison Ivy, which then led to fan art of her in the role alongside Odette Annable as Catwoman. Mr. Robot star Stephanie Corneliussen has also expressed interest in the Poison Ivy role, but the latest pieces of fan art imagine Eliza Dushku as Catwoman and Emma Stone as Poison Ivy.
The photos come from photoshop artist BossLogic, who is back again with two variations of Dushku’s Catwoman and a single design for Stone. The two Catwoman designs are nearly identical, with the only change coming with the addition of a mask in the second photo.
It should be pointed out that neither of these ladies are rumored to be up for these roles, even though it would not be completely surprising to learn that it is the case. Dushku is no stranger the nerd community thanks to roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse, but the superhero she has most been linked to in the past has been a live-action version of She-Hulk after voicing an animated version of the character before. That said, Dushku has also lent her voice to portray Catwoman in the past, so moving on to a live-action portrayal is only fitting.
Stone on the other hand has already been involved in a superhero franchise thanks to her role as Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2. However, Gwen never achieved Spider-Gwen status in those films, and with Spider-Man back in the MCU, her time with that character is definitively over. Poison Ivy would be an interesting turn for Stone to make, and it is hard to imagine that the chemistry between Robbie and Stone wouldn’t be great. Then again, Stone has begun to carve out a blossoming career in Oscar caliber films such as Birdman and La La Land, the latter of which she has continued to receive awards buzz for. If she wants to get back in the superhero genre, this would certainly be a great one to join and further bolster the cast.