While we usually tend to stay away from non-news stories, it is a slow day and this is substantial enough for a bit of decent conversation.
It’s been revealed that director Christopher Nolan has set up meetings with a who’s who of top Hollywood actresses for potential roles in his much-anticipated third film in Warner Brothers’ Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises.
According to reports, Nolan is meeting Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Kiera Knightley, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, and Blake Lively. Apparently the director is not just looking to cast one role, but two: one to be a love interest of Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), and the other to be a villain in the movie.
All of these actresses could likely pull off either role, but you’ll immediately distinguish who’s more likely for what. Portman is really difficult to imagine as any type of villain; she’s simply too tiny and too adorable for such evil. You’d have to assume that Lively is probably more suited to the love interest as well, though we haven’t seen her enough to really get a grasp on range. Hathaway and Knightley could easily be love interests, but they both feel much more like villain candidates. Watts and Weisz are a little older and are really up in the air as to which way they’d go if cast.
This is simply speculation, of course — and I’m not of the Batman pedigree to make such speculations. So what do you the readers think? Catwoman is the obvious villain, and Harley Quinn jumps to mind (though it would be tragic to have that character and not cast Katee Sackhoff…in my own humble opinion), but who do you see these six lovely ladies as on both the romantic and villainous side of things?