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Top 5 Candidates To Play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN


1. Morena Baccarin

Full disclosure: Our list concludes with my firm favorite.

It’s not just that she looks almost exactly like she was drawn by Darwyn Cooke. It’s not just that between Firefly, Stargate, Gotham , The Flash, Justice League and Deadpool she’s amassed more goodwill in the fan community than almost any living actress. It’s that she’s the only actress on this list who has actively petitioned for the part!

While doing press for Deadpool 2, the 39 year old fan favorite actress let slip in an interview with Cinepop that she’d love to play either Catwoman or Poison Ivy… And then came the fan art!

Just looking at her, it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see her rubbing elbows with Gotham high society… Even as she conspires to rob them blind. She’s an accomplished and seasoned actress who can bring the confidence that’s intrinsic to the role of Selina as well as the emotional range to get us to invest in the character.

In a perfect world, I can imagine Ms. Baccarin having phenomenal on-screen chemistry with Ben Affleck’s Batman. Nonetheless, I believe she’s more than capable of striking up a great screen rapport with whoever winds up behind the cowl.


D L Keatis

By day D L Keatis (Dan to his friends) is a mild mannered copywriter and content strategist specializing in white label content for businesses. But when night falls and the forces of evil rise to cast a shadow on the heart of his native Manchester, he dons his tights, cape and domino mask and... Writes some more for CBR. You can find him on Twitter @DLKeatis. Like many developmentally challenged man-children born in the 1980s, he has an abiding love for Star Wars, comics, video games, action figures and all things animated. You can usually find him at his local comic book shop, coffee emporium or movie theater, or lovingly arranging his collection of Hot Toys (which he keeps in lieu of a proper pension plan). While he is able to write confidently on a range of subjects from business and SEO strategy to fitness and nutrition, he is at his happiest when writing about the comic book, movie and pop culture icons that inspired him as a child and continue to inspire him as a child approaching the age of 40.

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