Mission: Impossible - Fallout star Vanessa Kirby has been rumored to be up for playing Catwoman in The Batman, and it's gotten to the point where the actress is now personally weighing in. Ever since Robert Pattinson was officially cast as Bruce Wayne in the movie, there's been a lot of speculation over which villains may also be appearing. Catwoman often comes up in these discussions, and Kirby's name was reported as a potential candidate for the role. However, in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kirby admits she doesn't know any more about her involvement than the rest of us.
"I don't know anything about it," Vanessa Kirby said about the rumor, confirming she hasn't yet been contacted about her potential casting. Still, should she get the call, Kirby admits she would be more than happy to accept the role. "Are you kidding?! I would love to be Catwoman. Oh my god, it would be a dream," Kirby proclaimed in the interview. The actress adds she would have to do "lots of squats" to prepare for the role, but if she's who the studio wants, you can count Kirby in as the next big screen iteration of Selina Kyle.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman will present an all new story for the titular superhero. It will have no connection to Ben Affleck's version of Bruce Wayne, taking place outside of the DCEU. As of now, only Robert Pattinson has been officially cast and is set to be our next Batman when the movie hits theaters in 2021. No other characters have officially been confirmed to appear in the movie, although this certainly isn't the first Catwoman rumor to hit the web. Previously, Chloe Grace-Moretz was also reported to be in the running for the role, and it's not too difficult to picture that one happening, either.
Because there's still so much time to wait before The Batman is released, it's not surprising to see so much fan speculation and online rumors about its casting. One of the more popular rumors to come along was Macaulay Culkin possibly playing the Joker, and the fan response to the idea was mostly positive. Penguin has also come up as a possible villain for Batman to face in the movie, and Josh Gad had long been campaigning for the part. However, he finally told his followers on Twitter he definitely wasn't going to be playing Penguin in the movie, but it's still unclear at this point if another actor will be.
Kirby may or may not be a part of The Batman when the movie is released, but we can all check it out when it premieres in theaters on June 25, 2021. In the meantime, we'll see if the solo movie for Batman's arch-nemesis fares well when Joker premieres on Oct. 4 of this year. As for Kirby, you can next catch her on the big screen when Hobbs and Shaw premieres in theaters on Aug. 2. Kirby's words come to us from Entertainment Tonight.