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Charlize Theron to play Catwoman in next "Batman" movie?

Source:  STV
Internet casting rumors for the "Dark Knight" sequel - which thus far has included the names Johnny Depp, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Eddie Murphy - have been myriad and disparate, especially regarding the role of who will play Catwoman.
Many actresses have allegedly come forward, expressing interest in playing the iconic Batman villainess (who was last portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer, and yes, I'm omitting that horrible Halle Berry travesty intentionally), including Angelina Jolie, Rachel Weisz, Rhona Mitra and Megan Fox.  Apparently the latest celeb to add her name to the list is Charlize Theron.
In my opinion, this is not all that bad an idea.  Theron is a decent actress, and could probably bring a fair amount of depth to the role.  Regarding the others - Jolie might work, but would probably command a higher salary than anyone.  Weisz is a very good actress but would she be asked to lose her British accent?  Ditto Rhona Mitra, who is little more than a clone of Kate Beckinsale.  And the less said about Megan Fox polluting this now-revered franchise, the better.
"It's news to me," Theron said about the rumor that she's being considered for Catwoman. "But that's kick-ass news. I like that. I think that what has happened to that franchise is amazing, and director Chris Nolan is a genius. So I would be an idiot to not consider that."
Any comments?

Comments (1):

  • Matthew Starr @ 09/29/2009 ( 5:28:05 PM )
    I don't think I want to see a catwoman in the next Batman movie...
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