The original television Catwoman, Julie Newmar, has found a chosen successor, and that woman is none other than Angelina Jolie. Speaking to The New York Daily News, Newmar said that she thought Jolie would be the perfect fit for the role if director Chis Nolan were to bring Catwoman back for the sequel to The Dark Knight.

"Angelina would own the part," said Newmar. "My industry friends tell me [she] has made inquiries about the role. I can understand how it would pique her interest. Catwoman is Batman's one true love. She's tremendously popular with women because she's both a heroine and a villainess," the 72-year-old actress noted.

With the current box-office take for The Dark Knight over $300 million, it seems likely that Warner Brothers and DC Comics would both be putting pressure on Nolan to do a third film. And speculation is running high about which of Batman's classic foes would be the right one to have appear in a third movie. With the stakes for Gotham raised so high in The Dark Knight, perhaps a villain who connects with Batman on a more personal level - such as Catwoman - would be the best possible choice.

That said, Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer have both said that at the present they aren't inclined to bring Catwoman back to the screen. Catwoman has been played by more actors than any of the Dark Knight's other enemies, with Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt and Lee Meriwether on playing the part in the Batman television series, Michelle Pfeiffer taking up the catsuit in Batman Returns and Halle Berry playing her in 2004's Catwoman.