It is almost old news that there are plans underway to make a new Batman movie that is simply titled ‘The Batman’. It is also known that Matt Reeves, think ‘Cloverfield’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’, is stepping into the role of director and he has also written the screenplay’. Furthermore, it has already been revealed that Robert Pattinson, best known for his role in the ‘Twilight’ saga series of films, is playing the role of Bruce Wayne/ Batman. So, Batman fans know quite a bit already about what to expect from the upcoming film. What everyone is wondering now is who will play Selina Kyle/ Catwoman, says Movie Web. There has already been some name thrown into the mix, including ‘Parks and Recreation’ star Aubrey Plaza who has said she is going to audition for the role. However, one actress who is possibly better suited to the role is Chloe Grace Moretz.
The first point to make is that Moretz is the right age for the role as she is younger than Plaza. This is because the new film features a younger Batman than some of the previous films. Therefore, it makes sense to opt for a younger actress so that Catwoman is played by someone younger than Robert Pattinson, says We Got This Covered. Her age is not the only reason that Moretz is a good choice for the role. She also has the physical prowess that is needed to play a convincing Catwoman. This was evident when she played the role of Mindy Macready/ Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass and its sequel. Fans of those films witnessed Moretz performing all sorts of stunts.
While Chloe Grace Moretz may have made her name in the Kick-Ass films, but she has gone on to play many more powerful roles since. Just some of the films in which she has appeared include the Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’ remake, ‘The Equalizer’ alongside Denzel Washington, and Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’ with Johnny Depp. Other films in which she has starred include ‘Let Me In’ and ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’. Therefore, she has certainly gained enough experience to take on the iconic role of Catwoman. A further point in support of Moretz taking on the role of Selina Kyle/ Catwoman is that she has the looks. When she first became a recognized talent in the film industry, she was only a cute young girl. Now, she has developed into a stunning young woman and is certainly good-looking enough to play the rather sexy role of Catwoman. There is also no denying that she would look fantastic in a catsuit
So, how would she compare to previous actresses who have taken on this role? Several actresses played the role of Catwoman during the 1960s, including Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt. However, it is the women who have portrayed this comic book character since the 1990s that make a better comparison with Moretz. In 1992, Michelle Pfeiffer played the role in the film ‘Batman Returns’ and the general view of both moviegoers and film critics was that she portrayed the character well. Catwoman was next portrayed by Halle Berry in the 2004 film ‘Catwoman’. This movie was poorly received, and Berry’s acting was widely criticized, despite looking amazing in her Catwoman gear. A further reason that Berry’s portrayal of Catwoman was criticized is that the character bore very little resemblance to the original Catwoman in the Batman stories of DC Comics. Next, Anne Hathaway played the role of Selina Kyle in the 2012 film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, and most people believed that she was a good choice for the role.
When Chloe Grace Moretz is compared to previous actresses who have taken on this role, she compares favorably. She is unlikely to face the criticism that Halle Berry faced for her poor acting skills, as Moretz has proven herself as a talented actress that can play a diverse range of roles. Moretz is also just as stunning as any of the previous actresses who have played Selina Kyle/ Catwoman. Overall, it seems that Chloe Grace Moretz is the ideal actress to take on the role. Of course, she hasn’t landed the role yet and it has not been revealed if there are more actresses other than Plaza and Moretz in the mix. No matter who is in contention for the role, Chloe Grace Moretz is definitely a strong contender for the role.
It is not just the role of Selina Kyle/ Catwoman that has not yet been cast as there are many other casting decisions still underway. At one point, it was believed that Josh Gad was playing the role of the Penguin. However, the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Frozen II’ actor has since confirmed that he is definitely not playing this role. There have been some casting decisions made, though. David Bautista, who has starred in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2′, is playing the role of Bane. The Joker is being portrayed by Macauley Culkin, famous for his roles in the ‘Home Alone’ series of films and ‘The Good Son’. A more surprising casting decision has been to cast Dame Maggie Smith in the role of Alfred.
There are still many casting decisions to make, but things should get tied up soon as they will need to begin filming if they are to meet the deadlines of their schedule. There is still quite a wait until ‘The Batman’ film hits movie theaters as it is not set for release until June 25, 2021. No doubt that further information regarding the casting of this film will be released between now and then, and the public will find out if Chloe Grace Moretz successfully lands the role of Catwoman or if another actress will take on this role. Batman fans can then decide if the right casting decision was made.
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