Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Please God, No!! Angelina Wants Catwoman Role!

On monday, Julie Newmar talked with NY Daily News, and said that she thinks Angelina Jolie would be perfect as Catwoman if her character were to appear in the next film. Julie Newmar had onced played the iconic role in the original Batman Television series. Newmar even said, "Angelina would own the part." Newmar went on to say, "My industry friends tell me [she] has made inquiries about the role."

First off, no official word has even been said that there will be a sequel to The Dark Knight. I am sure Warner Brothers will in some way continue to Batman franchise, but if Christopher Nolan will come back, is still very much up in the air. Christian Bale is signed onto a 3 picture deal for Batman, so he still has one film to fulfill his obligation. Christopher Nolan, on the other hand does not have the same deal, and has been very coy to this point, on if their will be another film in his Batman Universe. Reason would have you believe, that Nolan will want to complete his story arc that he has setup with his first two films. Nolan has really covered the first 2/3rd's of the batman evolution, and a third chapter would only seem like common sense. Christopher Nolan is deservedly riding the glory of his masterpiece, The Dark Knight. When all the dust settles, I am sure Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan, alongside David Goyer will begin working on a final chapter in their batman story.

My question is Catwoman the best choice of a villain for third film? To have Catwoman as the main villain, is a bad choice, no question! She is a nice compliment to another villain, but not the central figure. Tim Burton did a good job of this in his dark and zany Batman Returns, with Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman and Danny Devito as the Penguin. David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan have said in recent interviews, that for now, they are inclined not to bring the catwoman character into ther story. Bruce Wayne or Batman needs a "loved and lost" character, in the comics that charcter was usually Catwoman. However in Nolan's world of batman, Rachel Dawes took on that role, and was done perfectly in retrospect. So there really is no need to have catwoman in the next batman film with the themes that Nolan is touching on.

Nolan and his team have already set up two villains for the next film. Remember, Scarecrow is still alive and well, and if you think Two-Face didn't survive that fall, you have another thing coming! Batman also has so many villains that have not been brought to life on the big screen, and some that could be done so much better. Dr. Victor Fries aka Mr. Freeze, is a perfect example. What Arnold Schwarzenegger did in Batman & Robin was not Victor Fries! I could only imagine what someone like Patrick Stewart or Ben Kingsley could do in that role. There are plenty of other villains that have not yet graced the big screen that would work very well in Nolan's vision. Roman Sionis/ Black Mask, Floyd Lawton/ Deadshot, or Dr. Thomas Elliot/ Hush all seem to fall right into place with Nolan's themes and vision of batman. Again, giving alot of reasons why there is no need for a catwoman in the next Nolan batman film.

If for some reason, Nolan and his team decide that catwoman is necessary to their development of batman, please God NO ANGELINA JOLIE! For all that is sacred, keep that role away from her! Angelina Jolie is a crappy actress at best! She does not deserve to be able to dawn the catwoman suit. Sure everyone thinks Jolie is easy on the eyes, but so what! I know there are plenty of people that completely disagree with me, but I assure you, she would ruin a batman film. She is a terrible actress, every movie she makes, she plays the same role! She is always the badass chick that every guy wants! Tomb Raider, Hackers, Gone in 60 Seconds, Wanted, Gia, the list goes on and on! I know, I know, catwoman is once again that very same role and seems to be purrfect for her, but it is just not true! Angelina must never be catwoman!

What are your thoughts? Angelina as Catwoman? Should Nolan even include catwoman in his batman series? If he does, who should play her? Will Nolan make another batman?