Sources have told E! Online that Rachel Weisz (of the mind-bending The Fountain) is being considered for the role of leather-loving Catwoman in the upcoming sequel to The Dark Knight. Warner Brothers isn’t officially saying anything and Christopher Nolan hasn’t made a peep about returning as director, but E reports:
Despite some recent interviews in which he down-played the possibility of returning as director again,‚ Christopher Nolan‚ (who helmed‚ Knight) will for sure be back directing the third flick, we’re assured by a production mole.‚ Christian Bale‚ will obviously rejoin his director pal, and we’re very‚ pleased to report that he’ll be playing a “sexier” Bruce Wayne.
As much as I enjoyed Weisz in The Fountain (and yes, I was minimally inebriated during my viewing), I can’t see her picking up Selina Kyle’s whip convincingly. Then again, I was a Heath Ledger nay-sayer in the beginning so what do I know? As far as a three-peat on blockbuster status for the franchise goes, I’m going to say, as long as he’s back to direct: Nolan knows best.
What do you think of the choice? Also, hit me with your best Catwoman actress suggestions?