Now that The Batman has entered pre-production, it shouldn’t be much longer before we learn which other actors will orbit Robert Pattinson as the titular hero. So far, we’ve heard rumblings of Penguin, Riddler, Two-Face, Mad Hatter and Firefly joining the party, but it’s actually Catwoman whom we’re here to discuss today.
If you’ve been keeping score, then you’ve heard a few names being in the mix for Selina Kyle, specifically Chloe Grace Moretz, Jodie Comer and Vanessa Kirby. And though I’ve personally taken to the idea of seeing Daisy Ridley in the role after seeing some impressive fan art, we’ve never heard anything about her actually being in contention.
Now, we can add one more woman to the list, that being Ana de Armas (Bond 25, Blade Runner 2049). Surprisingly, her possible involvement hasn’t gained too much attention as of yet, though it’s worth mentioning this rumor first came to light because of the routinely solid Bill Ramey over at Batman-on-Film, before being picked up by outlets such as Epicstream.
Actually, this all kicked off with a simple Tweet from Ramey bearing a picture of Ana de Armas, which can be viewed below. Additionally, he posted “There be a list…” accompanied by a cat emoji, thereby leaving little room for us to believe the actress is being considered for, I don’t know, Bane.
— Bill "Jett" Ramey (@BATMANONFILM) July 1, 2019
Of course, this doesn’t mean she’ll land the gig, but again, Ramey has a very good track record. Similarly, he cryptically posted a picture of Andy Serkis on social media not long ago, and it wasn’t long before the Lord of the Rings alum was said to be up for a role of his own. One would think he’d make a great Penguin, but the decision isn’t up to us.
Though some fine talents have portrayed Catwoman over the years, I’ve yet to see what I’d dub the definitive version in live action. I mean, Anne Hathaway’s iteration in The Dark Knight Rises was closest character-wise, and Michelle Pfeiffer delivered an incredible performance in an iconic costume in Batman Returns, but I yearn for the perfect union that’d mirror what’s been found in comics, video games and animation. Fingers remain crossed for Matt Reeves bringing something comparable to, say, Arkham City‘s Selina Kyle to life.
The Batman arrives in theaters on June 25th, 2021.