A new rumor suggests that Polar and Powerless actress Vanessa Hudgens will play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman film.
The rumor comes from YouTube channel BYO, who claims they were the first to report Robert Pattinson would be Batman. Pattinson has not been confirmed for the role.
The host then goes on to detail a number of other names he has heard that are in the mix to appear in Reeves’ Batman film.
He lists off Richard E. Grant as Alfred, Vanessa Hudgens as Selina Kyle, Jason Clarke as Thomas Wayne, Keri Russell as Martha Wayne, Josh Gad as Penguin, Toby Kebbel as Scarecrow, and Theo Rossi as Bane.
He clearly states:
“That’s not anything that’s been confirmed. That’s just stuff that I’ve heard. This is information that I had access to back in January that all these months later seems to have come true…It’s not necessarily a confirmation of casting.”
Richard E. Grant Alfred
Richard E. Grant will appear in Disney and Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in an unknown role. He also played Dr. Rice in Logan alongside Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman. Downton Abbey fans will recognize him as Simon Bricker. He also appeared on Doctor Who as Dr. Simeon and The Great Intelligence. In fact, he voiced The Doctor in Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka.
Vanessa Hudgens Catwoman
Vanessa Hudgens is no stranger to comic book films. She recently appeared in Netflix’s adaptation of the Dark Horse Comic Polar as Camille. She previously starred in the DC Comics based TV series Powerless as Emily Locke. She also starred in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch as Blondie.
Hudgens even appeared to dress up as Catwoman last Halloween as Cosmic Book News points out.
Jason Clarke as Thomas Wayne
Jason Clarke played John Connor in the most recent Terminator Genisys film. He also worked with The Batman director Matt Reeves on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as Malcolm. He also starred in Zero Dark Thirty as Dan.
Keri Russell as Martha Wayne
Keri Russell will also star in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as Zorii. She’s mos tknown for her role in FX’s The American. And she’s no stranger to Matt Reeves as she starred as Ellie in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. She also starred as Felicity Porter in Felicity and played Lindsey Farris in Mission: Impossible III.
Josh Gad as Penguin
Josh Gad is probably most well-known for giving voice to Olaf in Disney’s Frozen. However, he has been very vocal on social media about wanting the role of Penguin and even taunted Batman after reports surfaced that Pattinson had landed the role.
Toby Kebbell as Scarecrow
Toby Kebbell is also a veteran of Matt Reeves’ Apes movies. he starred as Koba in War for the Planet of the Apes. He’s also no stranger to comic book films as he starred in the much panned Fantasic Four as Dr. Doom. He also starred in Kong: Skull Island as Jack Chapman and Kong. His other works include Ben-Hur, Warcraft: The Beginning, and The Hurricane Heist.
Theo Rossi as Bane
Theo Rossi was one of the standout villains in Netflix’s Luke Cage series. He played Hernan ‘Shades’ Alvarez. He’s also a veteran of FX’s Sons of Anarchy where he played Juan Carlos ‘Juice’ Ortiz.
What do you make of these casting rumors? Do you think Vanessa Hudgens would be a good Catwoman? What about Theo Rossi as Bane?