As of the past couple of days, a huge rumor has been circulating online that the Hardcore Henry and The Magnificent Seven star, Haley Bennett, might have landed the role of titular character Catwoman in the upcoming Gotham City Sirens film. Haley had recently posted a picture of the character on her Instagram page, which fans have taken as a sign that she will indeed be portraying Catwoman. Of course though, no word on whether or not this information is true, has surfaced, from either the actress herself or Warner Bros.
A similar thing happened a few months back when Megan Fox (Transformers, Jonah Hex) was being sought after for the role of Poison Ivy. An unconfirmed report surfaced that the actress had been ordering a bunch of comics about the character. Like with all rumors, they should be taken with a grain of salt…especially this.
We DO know that DC Comics and Warner Bros. have been looking for actresses to portray its characters, but the only one we know for sure about is Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Time will tell though, who the studio has chosen for the next two highly anticipated characters. Until then, the only thing we can resort to is wanting and speculating.
Below is a great list of actresses who would make an amazing Catwoman for the DCEU!
1. Milla Jovovich
The 41-year-old actress is best known for her role as Alice in all six of the Resident Evil films (Resident Evil, RE: Apocalypse, RE: Extinction, RE: Afterlife, RE: Retribution, and RE: The Final Chapter). She’s also been in films such as The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet, A Perfect Getaway, He Got Game, and Survivor. Milla has shown countless times that she could be a great action star, but with Resident Evil being her only real action-type role, we can assume she’d do great, given the chance to shine. She has the beauty and seductiveness already down, so all we need to do is wait.
2. Jaimie Alexander
The soon-to-be 33-year-old is widely known among comic book fans for portraying Lady Sif in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World. She’s also known for her television show Blind Spot as well as for movies like The Last Stand and Broken Vows. I know, she’s in Marvel films, but that doesn’t mean she can’t jump on the bandwagon and join the DCEU! Jaimie would make an amazing Selina Kyle/Catwoman – she has both the looks and the physique to pull off a great villain. She was also HEAVILY rumored to play Wonder Woman before Gal Gadot was officially cast in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so there’s that.
3. Olivia Wilde
The former House star (32) is known for her trademark eyes as well as her growing list of acting credits for films such as Tron: Legacy, The Change-Up, Cowboys & Aliens, Rush, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and many more. Olivia Wilde is always eye-candy in every movie she’s been in, but that’s probably because she does have those seductive eyes everyone notices. She has the potential to be a real threat to Batman, especially if she needs to escape him or any other dangerous situation.
4. Eva Green
Eva Green, 36, is best known for 300: Rise of an Empire, Casino Royale, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dark Shadows, The Salvation, and Kingdom of Heaven. About each and every one of Eva’s roles, she plays a seductive “bitch” who always seems to get her way…with that aspect, she’s perfect for the role! She hasn’t been in a lot of action-type roles either, but with what we saw in 300, she might be able to pull it off, if given the chance.
5. Kate Beckinsale
The 43-year-old British actress is widely known for portraying Death Dealer Selene in the Underworld films, as well as starring in movies like Pearl Harbor, Whiteout, Van Helsing, and 2012s Total Recall in which he stared alongside Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel. Like Milla Jovovich, Kate seems to strive at becoming a great female action star, but with her lack of new and different roles, she’ll likely hit a rut with her career. She needs a big role such as this, to kick things back to where they should be. And, she’s been in sexy suits before, so that’s a plus.
6. Charlize Theron
The 41-year-old actress is known for such incredible films, like Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman and its sequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War, as well as Monster, Hancock, Aeon Flux, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and The Devil’s Advocate. Like many of the actresses on this list, Charlize is a strong and inspiring woman who could bring a lot of stamina to the role of Selina Kyle, similar to what Michelle Pfeiffer did with her portrayal back in 1992, with Batman Returns.
7. Carla Gugino
Carla Gugino, 45, is best known for her roles in Watchmen, San Andreas, Sin City, Sucker Punch, Elektra Luxx, and Spy Kids. Being that she’s no stranger to comic book roles, action movies, and Zack Snyder’s films, Carla would already have the experience needed for the role of Selina Kyle.
Gotham City Sirens is being directed by David Ayer and should have a 2018 release date.
So what do you think? Are there other actresses who you think might make a great Catwoman? Tell me all things in the comments here, or on our Facebook page!
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