With The Dark Knight making almost $1 Billion worldwide while in theaters and the DVD being one of the hottest gifts this holiday season, it is not a question of will there be a sequel, but who Batman will face in it.
You may have seen in the last few weeks a number of websites giving their two cents as who the villain or villains should be and who should play them. Well, now that almost every other website has given their picks, we here at FilmBuffOnline are going to give ours.
We are going to break it all down for you. Which comic bad guy or girl should be involved, why they make a good choice and why they don’t and which version should they use. And we’ll also give you who we think should play them.
We are naturally going to ignore Ra’s Al Ghul, Scarecrow, Joker, and Two-Face (All could come back, with recasting to replace Heath Ledger a remote possibility). Instead, we are going to focus on new characters–including ones fans are clamoring for.
Who is she?: Selina Kyle is a cat burglar with a heart of gold and a flirtatious relationship with Batman.
Why she’s a good choice: After the events of The Dark Knight (heretofore referred to as TDK), Bruce Wayne could use a little female companionship, preferably someone who could handle herself well in a fight.
The Catwoman character would fit with the realism of the films and the Robin Hood-like nature of the character in the comics would provide a nice contrast to the movie Batman (Both break the law for the greater good). And her story arc would lend itself to a lighter tone, something the franchise could use.
Why she’s not a good choice: It might be a bit too soon for Batman to engage in any romantic entanglements.
Who should play her?: Definitely not Cher. Or, not that it needs to be said, not Hallie Berry either. No offense to either, they are both fine actresses, they just aren’t Catwoman.
Angelina Jolie seems to be the popular choice, but I get the feeling it’s more from a purient desire to see her in skin-tight plether than her considerable acting skills.
My choice would be a little bit unusual. I’d choose Ellen Page. I see the current comic Catwoman as being scrappy yet able to mix in high society. I think Page can pull that off well.