Monday, August 25, 2008
For some reason there is this rumor floating around the net that Christopher Nolan wants Cher to play Catwoman in his next Batman movie. Cher? Apparently this story got started by The Daily Telegraph and they're printing it as if it's fact. Is the Telegraph a tabloid? Anyway, here's what they say... The 62-year-old singer and actress is reported to be in talks to play Catwoman opposite Christian Bale in the third Batman film from British director Christopher Nolan. The Oscar-winner will join a cast that includes Johnny Depp as The Riddler as she plays the whip-carrying burglar. The character has also been played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry. A studio executive said: "Cher is Nolan's first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years. "The new Catwoman will be the absolute opposite of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry's purring creations." Filming of the new Batman instalment, provisionally entitled The Caped Crusader, is due to begin in Vancouver early next year. The only thing that makes this remotely believable is the "vamp in her twilight years" part. But I can't fully buy into the story because it doesn't go with the original Batman story in which Batman and Catwoman have a relationship of sorts. I just can't see Christian Bale and Cher having a romance. **shudder** Also, I haven't heard that Johnny Depp has actually signed on to play the Joker in any future Batman movies and I suspect it would be all over the place if it were true. I think this whole story is bogus. What do you think?