Sure, there's already denials from The Dark Knight camp that this is in the works. However, it wouldn't surprise me if Catwoman is the next main villain in the Batman series. Why? Because no actor of quality is going to want to follow in the wake of Heath Ledger's performance. But an actress would give the series a feel different enough to avoid the direct comparisons. Plus, with Rachel dead, Bruce Wayne is on the rebound.
So I was wondering about who would play Catwoman today. Obviously I'm not alone. And since I'm lazy as heck, I'll let them do the the hard write-up labor for me. A lot of their choices crossed my mind.
Three years ago, Angelina Jolie would seem the natural choice. Nowadays, with her veins making regular appearances on the surface of her arms, I'm not so sure. Plus, how good would she be as Catwoman's vulnerable side? I would also worry that she would want to put herself above the project.
Jessica Alba can't act. Next.
Kate Beckinsale is an obvious choice. Looks great kicking ass in leather. Can act when she wants to.
They like Anne Hathaway. Certainly beautiful and athletic enough. Decent actress. Cool enough for the noir feel? I don't know.
Audrey Tautou - She's tiny. But can do both mousy and seductive. International BO.
Rachel Weisz, I could see.
Two choices not on the list:
Saffron Burrows - not vulnerable, but definitely noir cool. Would be in line with the spirits of the reboot.
Marie-Josee Croze - Would love to see it, but doesn't have the BO appeal.
Emily Blunt, definitely a contender.
Well, I guess that was a write-up after all.