Cher To Play Catwoman In ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?

25 08 2008

Rumor has it that aging pop sensation (and walking corpse), Cher is in talks to play Catwoman in the upcoming sequel to The Dark Knight. Now, none of this has really been verified by anyone of any merit at this point.

British tabloid/gossip magazine, The Telegraph, made the following report:

“The 62-year-old singer and actress is reported to be in talks to play Catwoman opposite Christian Bale in the third Batman film from British director Christopher Nolan.

The Oscar-winner will join a cast that includes Johnny Depp as The Riddler as she plays the whip-carrying burglar. The character has also been played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry.

A studio executive said: “Cher is Nolan’s first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years.

Filming of the new Batman instalment, provisionally entitled The Caped Crusader, is due to begin in Vancouver early next year.”

Of course, we should all know better than to trust a magazine like The Telegraph, but the thought of Cher playing Catwoman makes me want to vomit. I would hope Christopher Nolan would be smarter than that if he even chooses to sign on to a third film (I don’t know why he wouldn’t).

While ‘The Caped Crusader’ isn’t at the top of my list of potential titles for the sequel, I am somewhat supportive of Johnny Depp as a choice to play The Riddler. I think he’s a rare talent and would do the role justice, but I’d like to see if anyone else is considered for the role, if in fact The Riddler is the villain in the sequel.

Please, share your thoughts on Cher as Catwoman. Should result in some interesting comments.

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Awesome Fan-Made Poster For Batman 3

15 08 2008

I know it’s way too soon to even start thinking about a sequel to The Dark Knight, considering it’s still in theaters AND still #1 at the box office, BUT I though this was really awesome. From what I’ve been hearing, a lot of fans want to see the Riddler in a sequel to TDK and honestly, it’s the first name that came to mind when I was considering villains for a third movie. Even though a third movie hasn’t even been announced yet, it’s still wishful thinking.

Anyway, here’s the poster, courtesy of SlashFilm:

 





‘Hairspray 2’ And A ‘Rocky Horror’ Remake Beg One Question: ‘Why?’

24 07 2008

Because we haven’t gotten enough of sequels and remakes, prepare yourself for two more. Oh, and they both happen to be musicals. Last year, we got to see a scrubbed down, covered in glitter remake of the John Water’s film, Hairspray. Despite seeing John Travolta dressed both in drag and in a fat suit, I enjoyed the movie. For me, it’s always been one of those fun, feel-good movies and I have no problem with that. Of course, I prefer the original to the remake, but I thought the remake was able to hold its own. Unfortunately, there are those who think we should be graced with a sequel. As of yet, the only person attached to the project is director Adam Shankman. There isn’t a writer, but I’m hoping if this movie is actually going to happen, John Waters should be writing the script/music. None of the original cast has yet signed on to be apart of the sequel, but really, if they can’t get the original cast, why bother? Otherwise, it’ll just end up like Grease 2. Warner Bros. are trying to release the movie by July, 2010, but I personally hope it never comes to fruition.

And now, if things weren’t bad enough, there’s a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the works. Even though they’re aiming to release it by Halloween of next year, no one is attached to the project yet. if you ask me, some movies were never meant to be remade. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic. It’s been iconic in the cult world for years and has a fan base of millions. To me, there’s just no way to remake this movie successfully. There really isn’t even a reason to remake it. It’s doing pretty well on its own. I mean, 33 years later, there are STILL showings of it all over the country. I say they leave it alone, but what can you do, they’re going to make it whether or not people really want it anyway.