Who Should Play Catwoman? (Charlize Theron Shows Interest)

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.

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.

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.

Source: Digital Spy

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