Besides the Terrence Howard/Iron Man 2 story, it’s kind of a slow news day, so you know what that means… Time for another Catwoman casting rumor for Batman 3!
Batman-On-Film has run a story about Rhona Mitra being potentially, Catwoman. “In the mix” is the term they used, citing legitimate sources “that some ‘people’ were impressed by her turn in Doomsday.”
Now let’s not get all crazy on the venerable Batman-On-Film – they are the FIRST to say this is PURELY a rumor, thin as dental floss.
Remember, there is no script for Batman 3 but people tend to throw names and plots around. I can’t imagine who wouldn’t want to be a part of Batman, but the parties involved have not released any official information. Catwoman is a big character in the Batman mythology so there’s a decent possibility that she may be included in the next film. At this point, Selina Kyle in the next film is just a rumor.
Mitra doesn’t strike me immediately as Catwoman, but then again who would’ve guessed Aaron Eckhart as Harvey “Two Face” Dent or Heath Ledger as The Joker? While digesting this story, I took the liberty to find out more about her. This British actress is 32, Christian Bale is 34, so the writers could go for a making-of or year one Catwoman. Also note, Michelle Pfeiffer was 34 when she took the role in Batman Returns. Years removed from Mitra’s love interest role in Party of Five, she’s done Hollow Man, Boston Legal/The Practice, and Nip/Tuck. She’s been pretty kick-ass so far with Doomsday and as a live-action Lara Croft. She’s earned merits for the job, but I’m not sold on her just yet.
If there is to be a Catwoman, there’s a certain sass that the role requires. Halle Berry didn’t have it and Warner Bros. found that out the hard way. Often penned as Batman’s one true love, she has a long history with The Bat. This contemporary, confident woman is what Bruce Wayne needs to keep his interest. She can take care of herself and always lets Batman know she’s no pushover. She enjoys the hunt but feeds on being hunted, thus the high-stakes theft that is her trademark. They usually run in the same social circles, which makes their story particularly interesting.
It takes more than clever banter, cat-like reflexes and uncanny flexibility to be Catwoman. I don’t think Mitra is ready to live up to the 60 years of history.
Just for fun, regular Screen Rant reader “PhotoShopLifter Dan” did a little manip and combined the two images above:
Rhona Mitra as Catwoman
Do you think she could pull off being the next Catwoman?
Mitra will be next seen in The Boy In The Box and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.