Morena Baccarin is interested in playing a few different Batman villains in the DC movie universe. There's no shortage of DC-related projects in the works at Warner Bros right now. While not all of them will see the light of day - if even a fraction of them do make it into production - the studio will need to cast a bunch of roles. Just over the next few years, characters in Birds of Prey, The Flash, The Batman, and others will be up for grabs.
The official plans of the unofficially titled DCEU (and WB's Elseworlds-type films) are not yet confirmed, but they continue to look towards Batman's supporting characters - both friends and foes - to really fill out the universe. That corner of the comics brings plenty of prominent female characters as well, and someone well-versed in superhero content is interested in getting involved.
In an interview with Cinepop, Morena Baccarin was asked if she wants to play a superhero on the big screen. After a role in Deadpool and continuing to appear on Gotham, she's very familiar with comic book properties. However, she says she's not too interested in being the hero but rather has her eyes on a few classic Batman foes. Translated from Portuguese, Baccarin says, "I identify more with the villains, Poison Ivy and Catwoman."
If Baccarin is seriously interested in playing Catwoman or Poison Ivy, then she may just be in luck. WB is working on several Harley Quinn-related projects in the works that will see Margot Robbie reprise her role as the Batman villain. While it appears Birds of Prey has become a priority, there's still a great chance that either Catwoman or Poison Ivy (if not both) will be included in the film. If they don't join the DCEU in that movie, then it could happen in Gotham City Sirens, Suicide Squad 2, or even The Batman.
Should Warner Bros. introduce either of these characters, then Baccarin will surely have competition for either role. Mad Max: Fury Road's Riley Keough previously expressed interest in Poison Ivy, and Aubrey Plaza has long wanted to play Catwoman. And they are just two of many actresses that could be considered for these roles. Baccarin's previous comic book movie role shouldn't take her out of the race either. Whether or not she winds up securing one of these gigs, there are plenty of other parts out there for her. If she does really want to play a villain in a superhero movie, there's also always the chance the MCU could pick her up in the future. The superhero movie genre is only getting bigger from here on out, anyway.
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