Catwoman. One of Batman’s most iconic enemies and also his most famous romantic partner. A character that walks the line between hero and villain, and one that sooner or later audiences should expect to see again on the big screen. Be it in The Batman, Gotham City Sirens, Nightwing, Batgirl or even Suicide Squad 2, it will soon be time to introduce this master thief to the DC Extended Universe. This is a major role and one that, rightful so, will be a big feature in the universe. Casting her will be extremely difficult.
Taking on the role of Catwoman is tricky. The actress who accepts the role will be following in the footsteps of Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Camren Bicondova. It will be a difficult task for any actress, so why not pick an experienced one with years of work under her belt?
Hollywood’s system of phasing out actress as leading romantic roles once they reach a certain age is extremely troubling. Not only do men age but continue to get starring roles, it enforces the idea that women are only valued based on their age. There are plenty of amazing actresses out there in their 40s and early 50s who still have what it takes and should be considered for more work. Their time is not up. So the caveat is that the actress playing Catwoman should be around the same age as the actor playing Batman, and the Caped Crusader at the moment is Ben Affleck. Catwoman is Batman’s equal and should be his same age. The last thing we need to see is a 45-year-old Batman alongside a 20-year-old Catwoman.
Take a look as we pick ten actresses who could play Catwoman in the DC Extended Universe. Click Next to get started.