A new rumored short list to play Catwoman for Matt Reeves’ Batman film is making the rounds.
This rumor comes from Geeks World Wide that indicates Tessa Thompson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alexandra Shipp, and Logan Browning are on Warner Bros. list to play Catwoman aka Selina Kyle.
Thompson is known for her roles in Creed as well as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Lupita Nyong’o is also no stranger to the MCU. She played Nakia in Black Panther. She also provided the motion capture and voice work for Maz Kanata in The Force Awakens.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw played Plumette in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. More recently she provided the voice for Seladon in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix. She also played Mrs. Murry in A Wrinkle in Time.
Alexandra Shipp is known for her role as Storm in the recent X-Men films. She’ll also be playing Rey Porter in the upcoming Kung Fury 2 film.
Finally, Logan Browning is no stranger to superheros either. She played Zora in the PlayStation series Powers. However, she’s probably most known for playing Samantha White in Netflix’s Dear White People.
This new rumor comes on the heels of a rumor that circulated in early September that Warner Bros. and Matt Reeves were looking for a Catwoman of color or mixed race. That rumor came from Heroic Hollywood who indicated they had been eyeing Zoe Kravitz, but she apparently has a full schedule.
However, there have been a quite a number of rumors surrounding Catwoman over the past year. Netflix’s The Crown and Hobbs & Shaw actress Vanessa Kirby’s name has also been tossed around.
Child’s Play and Parks & Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza even did a fake audition for the role of Catwoman. But she admitted she wouldn’t even try to get the part, “I’m just not gonna even try to get that part. There’s no way in Hell they’re gonna cast me.”
Other rumors surrounding Catwoman have pointed to Polar’s Vanessa Hudgens.
The film will star Robert Pattinson as Batman. It’s heavily rumored that Jeffrey Wright will be playing Jim Gordon. The film is expected to see a number of villains showing up with some rumors indicating it could be upwards of half-a-dozen. Nothing concrete has come out on who those villains will be or who will be playing them, although the most recent rumor indicates Jonah Hill could be playing the primary antagonist.
An alleged plot summary of the film notes Batman will put on his World’s Greatest Detective hat and explore a mystery that sees people dying in strange ways. Batman will investigate the clues that takes him deep into the dark underbelly of Gotham City.
That plot summary echoes director Matt Reeves’ comments on the film.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
What do you make of this rumored casting list? Are there any actresses you want to see play Catwoman?