Nicki Minaj Says She’s Down To Play Catwoman In The Batman


With Robert Pattinson set to star as the titular vigilante, Warner Bros. will soon be seeking some talent to face off against him in The BatmanArguably the character that’s getting the most interest online right now is Catwoman, who’s said to be one of the six or seven villains that’ll be making Bruce’s life a misery in Matt Reeves’ upcoming pic.

To date, a number of high profile actresses have been linked to the role of Selina Kyle, either through fan casts, rumors or their own social media pushes (see: Kristen Stewart, Vanessa Hudgens and Aubrey Plaza), but so far, WB has yet to announce anything. Still, that hasn’t stopped Nicki Minaj from becoming the latest person to express interest.

Yes, the rap superstar was recently interacting with a fan on Twitter when they said they’d love to see her as Catwoman, and in a response that could just be a joke, Minaj wrote: “I’m ready. Ha!”

Again, we presume that the artist is just having fun here, but who knows? It seems like everyone under the sun wants to be the next Selina Kyle and honestly, why wouldn’t they? It’s a huge role in one of the most anticipated upcoming movies of the next few years. And though Minaj obviously won’t end up anywhere near The Batman – at least, we hope she doesn’t – Warner Bros. will likely open up soon on who they’ve got their eye on.

After all, the fans are craving a definitive live-action version of Catwoman. Anne Hathaway’s iteration in The Dark Knight Rises was the closest character-wise, and Michelle Pfeiffer did a solid job in Batman Returns, but we still have’t got the perfect union of those two that’d mirror what’s been found in other forms of media. Fingers remain crossed then that The Batman delivers exactly that when it arrives in theaters on June 25th, 2021.