Sometimes you gotta look at these casting rumors and laugh, because to do anything else would be, well, silly. So the latest “Batman Begins” 3 casting rumor comes from The Telegraph newspaper out of the UK, which has Cher as the front runner for the role of Catwoman in the upcoming as-yet-untitled “Batman Begins 3″ (although the article says the sequel has been “provisionally entitled” (whatever that means) “The Caped Crusader”). Why cast a 62-year old woman to play a seductive cat burglar/anti-hero? Um, apparently because it would be going against type, and defying previous Catwoman castings ala Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry. Yeah, that makes a whole lot of sense.
But don’t let that stop you from reading what the Telegraph has to say:
A studio executive said: “Cher is Nolan’s first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years.
“The new Catwoman will be the absolute opposite of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry’s purring creations.”
The article then goes on to say that shooting for “Batman Begins 3″ is expected to start next year in Vancouver. But that’s not all! They also “confirm” that Johnny Depp will be co-starring alongside Cher in the sequel as the Riddler.
Wow. Can you actually believe whoever wrote this actually GOT PAID to write this??? As in, FOR A LIVING??? God bless the UK.