Fox’s Legion, a psychological superhero series set in the X-Men universe, was acclaimed by critics across the board, but one of its most standout elements was Aubrey Plaza as the central villain Lenny/The Shadow King. The Parks & Recreation actress was a terrific mix of psychotic and sexy as the evil entity. Which is actually a blend of traits that would also perfectly fit another comic book character that Plaza has now revealed she’d love to portray.
During an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A on Reddit, the actress was asked what movie she wishes she’d been a part of, and gave the reply: “I want to be cat woman (sic).”
Considering the question, Plaza might have been making a joke here, saying that she wished she’d starred in the universally deplored 2004 Catwoman movie featuring Halle Berry. However, we’re going to take what she said at face value and assume that she’s saying she’d love to play Batman’s cat burglar lover in the current DC films, too.
Luckily for Plaza, she might have an opportunity to nab the role in the near future. DC and Warner Bros. are currently developing Gotham City Sirens, from Suicide Squad director David Ayer, which will see Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn team up with Poison Ivy and Catwoman.
Those characters have yet to be cast, but several actresses have already put their names in the hat for Selina Kyle – Lena Headley, Nina Dobrev, Haley Bennett and Eiza Gonzales, to name but a few. Whoever’s cast in the role will presumably have a major presence in the DC Extended Universe going forward, with the character likely crossing over into Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movies, so it’s easy to see why so many people want the part.
Rumours state that Gotham City Sirens could possibly arrive next year, so casting for Ivy and Selina will likely begin soon. As always, we’ll let you know when we hear more. In the meantime, you can look forward to seeing Plaza reprise her role as Lenny Busker in season 2 of Legion, which is set to arrive next year.