Michelle Pfeiffer will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year when she debuts as Janet Van Dyne AKA the original Wasp in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. However, as old school superhero film lovers will know, this isn’t the actress’ first time in a comic book movie. That’s because Pfeiffer previously starred as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in 1992’s Batman Returns.
Though the flick itself often divides people over its surreal, dark content, pretty much every Batman fans agrees that Pfeiffer is tremendous in it, arguably remaining the finest cinematic take on the character to this day. Could she ever play the role again, though? That remains to be seen, but Pfeiffer herself is up for the idea.
While chatting with The New York Times, the actress said that she would love to reprise the part and also revealed that at one point, there was talk of doing a spinoff.
Are you kidding me? In a heartbeat. I loved that part. I felt like I was just getting comfortable and getting used to the claws and the mask, just figuring out how to move in all of that. There was a little bit of talk about [a spinoff], then that kind of faded away.
So, how could Pfeiffer return as Catwoman? Well, the role is currently vacant in the DCEU, but we imagine Warner Bros. will want someone younger than the 59-year-old star to feature opposite Ben Affleck. If there was ever to be an adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns or Batman Beyond, though, Pfeiffer would be a shoe-in to play an older Catwoman. With her Batman, Michael Keaton, returning as a more mature Bruce Wayne, of course.
Chalk that up as wishful thinking for now, though, as it’s probably unlikely that we’ll ever see the actress in the role again – as much as we’d like it to happen. Still, as we mentioned above, she’ll be back in the comic book movie world in no time at all, as Ant-Man and the Wasp scurries into theaters on July 6th, 2018, and also stars Paul Rudd, Laurence Fishburne and Evangeline Lilly.
Circling back to Catwoman though, tell us, would you like to see Pfeiffer play the character again? Sound off down below with your thoughts!