Even though Christopher Nolan hasn’t committed to direct the next Batman movie, and even though a script isn’t ready (to my knowledge), UK’s Telegraph has already named the next two characters to appear in the franchise – and you’re going to need to prepare yourself for who has “already been cast”.


Are you ready for Cher as Catwoman?

The 62-year-old actress appears to be Nolan’s first choice as a vamp in her twilight years.

Oh, and Johnny Depp will play the Riddler when the movie begins filming in Vancouver next year.

Wild rumors indeed… You can almost hear the great sucking sound of movie theaters desperately trying get movie-goers money on that one.  If that is truly the direction Nolan wants to go with Cougarwoman Catwoman, why not get Michelle Pfeiffer?

via Telegraph

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  1. Lifeisaglitch
    August 25, 2008 at 11:52 am — Reply


    Shine on you crazy bastards, yeah maybe if Tim Burton did it again.

  2. Lifeisaglitch
    August 25, 2008 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Worse even they wrote Ledger died from a overdose…now thats journalism. And it doesnt end there, the article is written like Cher is almost solid and Depp has been completely confirmed O_o

  3. August 25, 2008 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    wasn’t Angelina Jole campaigning for that role? At least she’s hot…

  4. August 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    Kate Beckinsale = Catwoman.

    That is all.

  5. ykw
    August 25, 2008 at 5:49 pm — Reply

    Kate Beckinsale = Carrie Kelly

    That is all.

  6. August 25, 2008 at 7:10 pm — Reply

    Angelina – yes.

    Cher – BBBLLLLAAARRRGGGHHHHHH!!!! Sorry, just had to vomit. Way to kill the franchise. May as well get the Bat-nipples ready.

  7. August 25, 2008 at 7:10 pm — Reply

    Oh – and Beckinsale would ROCK. Any chance to see her in spandex again and I’ll be there.

  8. Jim
    August 25, 2008 at 7:30 pm — Reply

    Jolie or Beckinsale would both have enough acting chops. Depp could make Riddler different enough from Joker (less insane). Weren’t there also rumors of Philip Seymore Hoffman as Penguin? While I’d sorta like to see new villians, any of those actors would add a lot to #3.

  9. Brad Ball
    August 25, 2008 at 7:44 pm — Reply

    i think depp would be a great villian, but i’d much rather see him as the mad hatter but the riddler could be good as well, depp has the kind of depth as an actor that a good batman villain would need……then again the same could have been said for tommy lee jones….

    …..if cher is cast in any part of batman 3 it would reek of spiderman 3 all over again…..

  10. August 25, 2008 at 9:54 pm — Reply

    maybe he meant that Cher would play Catwoman’s grandmother. That would make more sense…

  11. August 26, 2008 at 12:22 pm — Reply


    Yeah, but Nolan says that as much as he would like to work with Hoffman, he doesn’t really like the character of the Penguin

  12. faralar
    August 26, 2008 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    my first post here!

    I honestly think the mad hatter needs tobe someone older and less “hot” than depp, especially with all the possibilities of pedophile like bhaviour….anyway I don’t think the hatter fits nolans batman very well.

    The focus of the next movie seems to be more about batman being hunted by the police and the question of whether he’s a hero or a menace. I honestly have a hard time coming up with any villain(s) that would fit into this kind of context. the ones i think could be interesting and “realistic” enough to suit nolans universe are catwoman, black mask, deadshot, riddler….and then there is always the slim possibility that Dent will turn out to not have died and the movie will focus on twoface ( I would really love this since I think the character could be explored more, especially after rereading Dark victory).

  13. August 27, 2008 at 1:20 am — Reply

    If the movie does indeed focus on Batman hunted by the police, thematically what would work best is if the villain is someone the police and public at first believe is heroic themselves. Catmana nd Deadshot could be altered enough to fit this role easily…

  14. November 21, 2008 at 5:42 pm — Reply

    Siouxsie Sioux tried out for Catwoman the first time.
    They should cast her. Her speaking voice is super-sexy,
    and she certainly knows how to be an evil bitch.
    Looks better in spandex than Cher, I tell ya.

    siouxsie for catwoman…. srsly!

  15. rocky
    January 4, 2009 at 11:07 pm — Reply

    From what i have heard they were talking to Rachel Wheiz (she was on the MUMMY and MUMMY RETURNS.)…. I really think that she would be GREAT for the thrid movie.
    And Mr. Nolan is wirting the thrid movie right now, however the movie won’t come out for another couple of years. From what people have told me this is true….now i have also heard that they are thinking of
    as the RIDDLER in the thrid movie alsoo

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