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2008-12-16 06:41:46 PM
C'mon. Of COURSE they're making another Batman film. Look at all the sequels being made that should never have seen the light of day. There is no doubt they'll capitalize on the success of Dark Knight.

And it will almost surely have Catwoman.

Exhibit A:
Bruce, about his new suit: "How will it hold up against dogs?"
Lucius: "We talking Rottweilers or Chihuahuas? Should do fine against cats."
 
2008-12-16 06:58:03 PM
Subby seems to forget the people like me who will point out that Nolan isn't even contracted on a third film yet, there's no script yet, and Nolan has other projects he wants to do before he goes back to Batman. Therefore, any rumors like this are worthless because they're just more rumors.
 
2008-12-16 07:01:00 PM
I was hoping for Kate Beckinsale.
 
2008-12-16 07:48:35 PM
Eh.
Could do worse.
 
2008-12-16 07:50:41 PM
I really hope its not her. Catwoman is supposed to be sexy, and Rachael Weisz just isn't. She's beautiful, but not sexy.
 
2008-12-16 07:52:39 PM
hockeyfarker: I was hoping for Kate Beckinsale.

No. No. No.

Kate Beckinsale is the Annointed Boddhistava of Suck. She is a karmic test for directors, that many fail. Putting her into a film is a guarantee that the director's vision and talent can not be put to any good use. By putting her in a film, the director aligns the forces of the Universe against the film.

If the director can resist the temptation to put her in--no matter how she might look in pleather and latex--and instead go with an actress who has some real chops, he has an opportunity to make a decent film. But, if he succumbs to casting the Annointed Boddhistava of Suck, then he dooms his film to mediocrity and sucktitude.

Pearl Harbor, Laurel Canyon, Underworld, The Aviator, Click. These are your warnings. The Annointed Boddhistava of Suck is a cruel mistress. She has given fair warning, but directors succumb to the idea that her booty will overcome the vast karmic debt--but the problem is that it is not hers, but their own. She is but a mirror, and a lesson set by the Universe to give directors an opportunity to grow, to learn, to become greater, and should they fail, and cast her, the Universe must pay them in Suck to attach to their film, as a lesson.
 
2008-12-16 08:41:14 PM
Abstruse: Subby seems to forget the people like me who will point out that Nolan isn't even contracted on a third film yet, there's no script yet, and Nolan has other projects he wants to do before he goes back to Batman. Therefore, any rumors like this are worthless because they're just more rumors.

And although Bale was originally contracted to play Batman in 3 movies, one can be an ensemble film. So now you get to speculate on whether or not there'll be a Batman 3 or just a JLA movie.
 
2008-12-16 08:41:23 PM
There should not be a Catwoman. It won't work. Jesus this is stupid.
 
2008-12-16 08:48:58 PM
DamnYankees: There should not be a Catwoman. It won't work. Jesus this is stupid.

no stupider than RACHEL FARKING DAWES
 
2008-12-16 08:49:46 PM
DamnYankees: There should not be a Catwoman. It won't work. Jesus this is stupid.

But you forget that we live in a world that is populated by retard fanboys who don't know the difference between 'a shoutout' and 'concrete proof that it will be happening.'

Mentioning cats in TDK = a shoutout to batfans, NOT a setup.
 
2008-12-16 08:50:29 PM
lolmadillo: no stupider than RACHEL FARKING DAWES

Rachel Dawes made perfect sense as a concept. They just hired shiat actresses.

galactus5000: But you forget that we live in a world that is populated by retard fanboys who don't know the difference between 'a shoutout' and 'concrete proof that it will be happening.'

Mentioning cats in TDK = a shoutout to batfans, NOT a setup.


Where was the cat shoutout in TDK?
 
2008-12-16 08:51:36 PM
I love me some Rachel Weisz, and she does NOT have sharp knees. She is beautiful and talented and lucky and wonderful.

/close swoon tag.
 
2008-12-16 08:53:23 PM
still no pics?

/taps fingers and looks at watch.
 
2008-12-16 08:54:22 PM
Well...I'll say this: She's a hell of a lot better than Angelina Jolie, even if it's all rumor and fanboy masturbatory fantasies at this point.

Oh...and were be the Rachael Weisz pics?
 
2008-12-16 08:59:03 PM
Why do they need a new Catwoman? The last one was perfectly fine. Why not a sequel? Hey Christian Bale's Batman could even do a little cameo.
 
2008-12-16 09:00:18 PM
what the hell is a rachel weisz? looked her up on imdb. still farking clueless.
 
2008-12-16 09:02:46 PM
hubiestubert: If the director can resist the temptation to put her in--no matter how she might look in pleather and latex--and instead go with an actress who has some real chops, he has an opportunity to make a decent film.

So who exactly are you suggesting?
 
2008-12-16 09:02:53 PM
For Catwoman, as long as they pick a talented actress they'll be fine.

Also Catwoman can work fine in a Nolanverse as a foil to batman. She's a vigilante who has aboslutely no quams about killing fools. They can go where they want to go with the batman personality (ie, crazy) and show the darker aspect of what bats is doing. They can finally get into the morality of his violence. it's a great opportunity.

See that's how they're approaching it. They take these characters and delve into the thematics behind them. Ledger's joker was the ultimate anarchist. A depection of "true sanity."

Meanwhile, the Riddler would be the ultimate egotist. The Penguin would be the ultimate masochist. Poison Ivy, basically an eco terrorist. There's perfect room for the concepts of these characters in the Nolanverse, it's just a matter of what he'd like to tackle.

By the way, Beckinsale was quite good in Snow Angels. So she could be good with a talented director. Even if her mainstream record of movie choices isn't that good.
 
2008-12-16 09:09:40 PM
gallery.bizhat.com

Me-ow.
 
2008-12-16 09:14:32 PM
i2.photobucket.com
 
2008-12-16 09:15:27 PM
pfelon: Me-ow.

She' perky
 
2008-12-16 09:15:53 PM
Sarcastica75: I love me some Rachel Weisz, and she does NOT have sharp knees. She is beautiful and talented and lucky and wonderful.

/close swoon tag.


I've had a pattern for finding Jewish women (not just actresses, but in real life) the hottest of the hot, and Ms. Weisz may be their queen.

/reopens swoon tag for a bit
//I'm thinkin' threesome!
 
2008-12-16 09:18:51 PM
i34.photobucket.com
 
2008-12-16 09:22:27 PM
Belltower, I love, love, LOVE that pic of her. Jesus, I could kiss her for hours.

/still swooning; won't bother closing swoon tag.
 
2008-12-16 09:22:37 PM
Makes sense to introduce Catwoman at this point;
after all, they just finished picking up the woman he's been pining over his whole life (and the last two movies) with a sponge.

An extremely unhealthy relationship is always helpful in getting over an old flame.
 
2008-12-16 09:23:20 PM
A reference to cats in one line of the movie does not a confirmation of Catwoman's appearance make.

I hope she never appears in the series, only because it's what everyone seems to want.

Have it your way, Nolan!
 
2008-12-16 09:27:44 PM
DamnYankees: Where was the cat shoutout in TDK?

"Great suit, does it work on dogs?"

"Yes, and I think it would even work on cats."

/paraphrased.
 
2008-12-16 09:29:19 PM
Eh, they could do a lot worse. At least she can act, unlike some of the other names that have been mentioned.
 
2008-12-16 09:35:13 PM
www.saorrento.com
 
2008-12-16 09:35:23 PM
galactus5000: DamnYankees: Where was the cat shoutout in TDK?

"Great suit, does it work on dogs?"

"Yes, and I think it would even work on cats."

/paraphrased.


Bruce Wayne: How will it hold up against dogs?
Lucius Fox: We talking Rottweilers or Chihuahuas? Should do fine against cats.
 
2008-12-16 09:40:04 PM
Still liking Charlize Theron for Catwoman.
 
2008-12-16 09:41:37 PM
I guess Catwoman would make sense now that Rachel Dawes is out of the way and Bruce can get all horny without guilt.
 
2008-12-16 09:42:41 PM
ArcLight: Still liking Charlize Theron for Catwoman.

Meh. She's essentially done it already:

www.pinkraygun.com
 
2008-12-16 09:48:14 PM
hubiestubert: [long-ass anti-Beckinsale rant that contained many legitimate points]

I'm going to wait to see this new movie of Beckinsale's about the journalist who outed a CIA agent, forgot the name, before I pass judgement. Saw the trailer recently and apparently Ebert put in a good word for it, so I'm hoping for a turning point in her career. As far as eye candy goes, there is really no parallel, but if she can actually carry a movie that would completes the trifecta of hot, smart as hell, and a good actress.

Really though, based on her performances in previous stuff, I would agree with you in saying she's a bad idea for Nolan. Rachel Weisz though... She sure can act but I just can't see her in that role.

With or without Nolan, Batman 3 will get made. The money is just too good to ignore.
 
2008-12-16 09:57:04 PM
In Nolan I trust. I get a kick out of all the teeth nashing when the latest rumors come out.

How many of you were excited about Heath Ledger as Joker when word first came out?

More than anything I think that Nolan cares as much about Batman as any of the fanboys and will not do anything gimicky with it. We may not see his vision when we hear about it, but it will be fine when it is on the screen.
 
2008-12-16 09:58:59 PM
To be honest, if they do go for a Catwoman, I hope that they continue with the re-imagining of the universe and go for the unconventional pick.

Weisz isn't a great choice in my mind--if only because of the physicality of the part. She is a ways off of her action movie days. At this point, I think that going with someone like Rosario Dawson might be a good pick. She can do the physical parts, she has a sense of humor, geek cred, and has experience with fairly high budget effects driven films. And isn't the conventional choice. We'll see how Nolan tackles it, if he decides to go for that sort of storyline.
 
2008-12-16 10:05:05 PM
No! Bring back Eartha Kitt!

/Best "Catwoman" voice, ever.
//Imogen Stubbs' voice would work, too.
 
2008-12-16 10:06:30 PM
My nominations, based purely on looks:

Amber Heard, probly too young, but nice eyes for the costume and great figure.
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Ashley Greene, basically the same caveats as Amber.
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And some acting chops experience, I suppose:

Jordan Ladd
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Rachel Nichols
, playing Scarlett in GI Joe and is in the Trek film
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2008-12-16 10:09:26 PM
fan_of_homer: How many of you were excited about Heath Ledger as Joker when word first came out?

Me. I was really excited.
 
2008-12-16 10:12:55 PM
Sarcastica75: Belltower, I love, love, LOVE that pic of her. Jesus, I could kiss her for hours.

Sounds like we have plans for this weekend then!
 
2008-12-16 10:18:32 PM
hubiestubert: To be honest, if they do go for a Catwoman, I hope that they continue with the re-imagining of the universe and go for the unconventional pick.

Weisz isn't a great choice in my mind--if only because of the physicality of the part. She is a ways off of her action movie days. At this point, I think that going with someone like Rosario Dawson might be a good pick. She can do the physical parts, she has a sense of humor, geek cred, and has experience with fairly high budget effects driven films. And isn't the conventional choice. We'll see how Nolan tackles it, if he decides to go for that sort of storyline.


Dawson would be a great pick. She has a perfect body and her mouth is sexy as hell. If she knows how to act seductively, it'd be a home run.
 
2008-12-16 10:20:19 PM
Klingon Penis: ArcLight: Still liking Charlize Theron for Catwoman.

Meh. She's essentially done it already:




Be nice to see her do it in a good movie, tho.

The Rosario Dawson idea is intriguing, too...
 
2008-12-16 10:25:40 PM
Zombie Hitler: hubiestubert: To be honest, if they do go for a Catwoman, I hope that they continue with the re-imagining of the universe and go for the unconventional pick.

Weisz isn't a great choice in my mind--if only because of the physicality of the part. She is a ways off of her action movie days. At this point, I think that going with someone like Rosario Dawson might be a good pick. She can do the physical parts, she has a sense of humor, geek cred, and has experience with fairly high budget effects driven films. And isn't the conventional choice. We'll see how Nolan tackles it, if he decides to go for that sort of storyline.

Dawson would be a great pick. She has a perfect body and her mouth is sexy as hell. If she knows how to act seductively, it'd be a home run.


Haven't we come to trust Nolan when it comes to picking actors to embody the people in his movies? If he casts a Catwoman, you know it will not be like any Catwoman we've seen before. She probably won't be wearing tight leather suits. She won't be cute. She won't even be a sexpot. Maybe she'll be attractive, but in an unusual way. Nolan is not going to make his casting choice conform to the lapping tongues of eager fans.
 
2008-12-16 10:26:43 PM
Okay, so I'm not a big fan of the idea, but here goes my attempt at a very rough Catwoman story line:

It's been almost a year since the death of Harvey Dent and the question is still on the lips and minds of many Gothamites: "Where is the Batman?"

There are those who are asking where he is so that the can be brought to trial and charged for his alleged crimes.

The others are asking where is the Batman as petty thugs and other small time vermin are beginning to become more organized after The Joker ravaged organized crime in the city.

For the most part though, people are going about their normal lives, Gordon is desperately fighting the corruption in his own ranks along with the corruption on the street. Despite small victories and a new, however lackluster, DA they are still losing the war.

Suddenly, things begin to change. Criminals are being incapacitated on the streets and left for police to find them. As time goes by, it comes to light that only perpetrators of crimes against females are being punished in such a way. The thug who mugs the old lady walking home from the grocery store, the pimp who hit one of his girls one too many times on the sidewalk, the rapist who had his latest victim cornered in the alley.

At the same time heists are being pulled at an alarming rate. This is Gotham, we don't mean your ordinary bank robbery or the occasional painting stolen from the museum. This is bigger... Much bigger. There's some new player in town, and they're big.

Impossible safes are cracked, fortunes are lost, and the perpetrator slips away before the guards can reach the room. It's almost as if they're taunting them by purposefully tripping the alarms just to see if they can get away in time. A week later a donor who wished to remain anonymous donates a large sum of money to the local women's shelter.

Is the Batman back but now he's playing a new game? Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor? Has the thrill of the hunt for criminals become so boring that now he is the one committing the crimes? And are only the women to be saved in this new Gotham?

Speculation abounds. But only one thing is truly known... Gotham needs Batman again.

All the while Bruce Wayne is desperately trying to put that part of his life behind him, put the death of Rachel Dawes behind him and move on. And who better to move on with than with than Gotham's new social Queen by the name of Miss Selina Kyle.


It's rough. Very rough. But it's fun to speculate.

I kinda stole the helping only women angle from Supreme Power with Nighthawk, the black vigilante who only helped black victims, his parents were murdered by white supremacists in front of him when he was a boy. I thought it might be an interesting angle to work for Catwoman as part vigilante/part criminal. Also with the whole angle of her being some sort of Robin Hood type, she does it for the thrill and has no need of money so she donates it to women's charities.

All the while this brings out the need for Batman in Gotham, after Bruce Wayne has struggled with putting that all behind him, and succeeded it would seem even, he has to face it once again and become the thing that must be.
 
2008-12-16 10:27:59 PM
No, really. I think she'll be fine.

i63.photobucket.com
 
2008-12-16 10:33:40 PM
Bondidude: It's rough. Very rough. But it's fun to speculate.

No offense, since I think that would make a decent Batman storyline - it doesn't work. Think of the step down in tone. How can we move form the Joker as played by Ledger in TDK to a movie essentially about thievery? It's a massive step down in suspense and important. And considering this is the likely 3rd and final act in what has been a wonderful 2 movies so far...they can't end the trilogy like this.

I still think is has to be The Riddler.
 
2008-12-16 10:34:41 PM
PENGUIN/POISON IVY
 
2008-12-16 10:35:07 PM
hubiestubert: Kate Beckinsale is the Annointed Boddhistava of Suck

You're trying too hard with the meme thing.

It does not work that way.
 
2008-12-16 10:36:49 PM
DamnYankees: Zombie Hitler: hubiestubert: To be honest, if they do go for a Catwoman, I hope that they continue with the re-imagining of the universe and go for the unconventional pick.

Weisz isn't a great choice in my mind--if only because of the physicality of the part. She is a ways off of her action movie days. At this point, I think that going with someone like Rosario Dawson might be a good pick. She can do the physical parts, she has a sense of humor, geek cred, and has experience with fairly high budget effects driven films. And isn't the conventional choice. We'll see how Nolan tackles it, if he decides to go for that sort of storyline.

Dawson would be a great pick. She has a perfect body and her mouth is sexy as hell. If she knows how to act seductively, it'd be a home run.

Haven't we come to trust Nolan when it comes to picking actors to embody the people in his movies? If he casts a Catwoman, you know it will not be like any Catwoman we've seen before. She probably won't be wearing tight leather suits. She won't be cute. She won't even be a sexpot. Maybe she'll be attractive, but in an unusual way. Nolan is not going to make his casting choice conform to the lapping tongues of eager fans.


Then I want Sigourney Weaver.
 
2008-12-16 10:40:20 PM
Rosario Dawson is a fantastic idea;
I'd watch her read the phone book. Naked, preferrably.

www.esquire.com

And she's a bonafide comic book geek, so she'd really give it her all.
 
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