Catwoman Will Not Be In Ben Affleck’s Solo Batman Film

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One of Batman’s most well known foes, Catwoman, will not be making an appearance in Ben Affleck’s first solo Batman film. According to a tweet from Fandango managing editor Erik Davis, Affleck’s Live by Night co-star Sienna Miller wanted to play the part. While mentioning that she wanted the role, she also confirmed that she would not be receiving the role because the character isn’t in the script in the first place.

This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, as Catwoman has been saved for sequels in both the Tim Burton Batman movies and the Christopher Nolan movies as well.

Check out the tweet from Erik Davis, below:

Michelle Pfeiffer famously played Selina Kyle in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, and Anne Hathaway played the role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. She is also a main character in Gotham on Fox.

Additionally, it is being reported by ComicBookMovie that Talia al-Ghul is a no-go for the solo Batman film as well. This does not mean the characters won’t turn up in sequels, but neither villain is in the script for the first film.

Catwoman is typically seen as an anti-hero, with ties to both the Bat family and to the criminal underworld. She is also seen as a love interest for Bruce Wayne, but a love interest that comes with a price of fraternizing with the enemy. Catwoman has been around in Batman’s lore for decades, and chances are that if Affleck’s solo movie is successful we could very possibly see the character in a DC extended universe sequel, and she could even show up in the Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey film.

If Catwoman is ever added to the DCEU, do you think Sienna Miller would be right for the part? Who would you like to see play Catwoman? Make sure to let us know below in the comments.

Source: ComicBookMovie/Twitter

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

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  • Chris W

    I’d prefer someone closer to Afflecks age, but Miller is not a bad pick.

    • Axxell

      Technically, it should be someone older than Batman.

      • Mrs._KimMyungsoo (L)

        Not at all.

        Catwoman has consistently (the only consistent aspect in the comics about her) been at least eight years younger than Bruce/Batman. Someone went through all the comics and deducted with math.

        • Axxell

          That’s interesting, considering how the show Gotham portrays her as a clearly older Kyle…

          • Mrs._KimMyungsoo (L)

            A show is its own medium. It even decided to have them know each other as children, which never happened. I don’t know much about Gotham. But Selina has always been younger than him.

          • Matias Gagliardone

            You definitely shouldn’t have that show as your source of information for Batman lore

  • SAMURAI36

    That’s not the biggest deal. We just had CW featured in TDK trilogy, so perhaps some space is needed between that franchise & the DCEU. Besides, there’s plenty of places she could show up in the DCEU. In the meantime, the new Batman trilogy is just getting started, so there’s that.

    • Derek Wiles

      I wanna see more Haley Quinn and Joker. Also Poison Ivy would be pretty cool.

      • SAMURAI36

        Agreed.

  • Irvin

    Eva Green. Never been a more appropriate role for one of the greatest femme fatale on the silver screen.