Cher to play catwoman?

Normally I would dismiss this rumor as just another creative casting idea by a tabloid, but British paper The Telegraph is reporting that the actress wanted to play catwoman in the next Batman installment is Cher! The 62 year-old singer would continue the trend of darker, scarier villians and would be a menacing catwoman instead of the sexpot catwoman we’re used to:

[Cher] 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.

“The new Catwoman will be the absolute opposite of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry’s purring creations.”

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

The Dark Knight, this summer’s blockbuster, has become the most successful of the Batman movies. Warner Bros expects the film to make about $530m.

Cher is a decent actress and she could pull this off well. She won a Best Actress Oscar for her 1987 film Moonstruck, and she’s shined in films like Mask and Mermaids. She’s probably not getting as many roles lately because she’s older and the parts dry up for older women. It’s a great idea to cast her as catwoman and I can see her being a very convincing villianess.

The last we heard of Cher she was romancing a guy 24 years her junior, a 38 year-old biker who climbed Everest on his second attempt. She’s said to be planning to marry him in a Vegas ceremony around the end of the year.

Cher is shown performing in her Living Proof tour on 6/26/02. Credit: Tom Walck / PR Photos

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  1. Alexis says:


  2. geronimo says:


  3. Wif says:

    That could work beautifully. If it’s true, I’ll go to see it!

  4. xiaoecho says:

    She’s too old!!!

    Now, there’s nothing wrong with being 62 but IT’S TOO OLD TO PLAY CATWOMAN!!

    Catwoman is Batmans one true love. I don’t want his one true love to be twice his age
    Catwoman old enough to have changed Batmans nappies??


  5. geronimo says:

    “…Catwoman old enough to have changed Batmans nappies??”

    Now that you’ve put that image firmly and vividly in my mind…I think you might have a point, xia! I’ve gone from high excitement to limp deflation. 🙁

  6. xiaoecho says:

    Sorry Geronimo but I’m horrified 😯

  7. Lara says:

    I still think that would be a great casting decision, twice his age or not. But even if it’s the Telegraph, i don’t believe this rumour for a second, unfortunately 🙁 .

  8. RAN says:

    Yeah, it’s hard to imagine her being sexy in this role. I’m sure it could be done, but I don’t see it. Especially if Christian Bale keeps the lead role in Batman – no way.

  9. vdantev says:

    Will they bring her walker to the set ?

  10. Codzilla says:

    I’m not at all ashamed to proclaim my undying admiration for Cher. Excessive plastic surgery aside, her nail clippings have more guts than most of the faux rebels in Hollywood.

  11. Kaiser says:

    CB, I disagree that Cher’s not getting parts because she’s older. I think she’s not getting parts because of all the plastic surgery.

    This is terrible stunt-casting, btw. I hope Nolan is smarter than this – which I think he is.

  12. KattyBitch says:

    She still rocks hard for her age, is in great shape and has a higher energy then most of us half her age (or a third her age). I’m a huge Batman fan (my engagement ring is a sterling silver Batman bat..) and I know it isn’t true to the Batman religion to have an older Catwoman when she has always been Bat’s secret love interest, but I like the idea of an older vamptress trying to prove she still has what it takes. It’s a theatrical fantasy- I say play with it.

  13. Wif says:

    Thanks for the spoiler Saintdevil. Some of us haven’t seen it yet. Raspberries to you.

  14. princess says:

    Only parts of her are twice his age.

  15. Mairead says:

    I know Wif! I only saw it last week and would have been bereft if I knew that bit of info. If I had I wouldn’t have been so in favour of Maggie taking over from Katie. I’d have feckin’ cheered at the appropriate moment!

    It really is an excellent film Wif, get thee to the cinema wench! 😈

  16. Maritza says:

    Cher is great in anything she does!I LOVE HER!!

  17. Blanche says:

    I love me some Cher.

  18. Jenna says:

    Though I think Cher is amazing I just don’t see her in Nolan’s next film. I can see how he would want to make Catwoman all dark and vamp-like but I just don’t see this actually happening. Personally, I don’t want Catwoman in the next movie. There are other villians out there to choose from who have not been feature in a Batman movie.

    However, Johnny Depp being the Riddler I can deal with. Shoot, Depp can be Robin and I would be fine with it 😈

  19. Snowblood says:

    While I, too, love Cher, I call shenanigans. This is a fabricated story, I’m certain of it. Lies!

    Saintdevil, a PLAGUE upon thee, sir or madam! I’ve not yet seen Dark Knight, I’ve been waiting to go to the IMAX theater and enjoy it with my boyfriend, and have been studiously, carefully avoiding all spoilerific talk about the film on all the sites I visit, and then WHAM! I got cold-cocked with this gigantic spoiler. 😥 😥 Oh, well, I know you didn’t mean any harm…

  20. jaundicemachine says:

    “She’s probably not getting as many roles lately because she’s older and the parts dry up for older women.”

    Dirty innuendoes aside, I would love to see the direction Cher and Nolan would take for the Catwoman. My curiosity has been piqued.

  21. czarina says:

    Most people don’t remember now, but there was a lot of skepticism when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.
    I am giving consideration to this rumor, because Nolan does like to make unusual casting choices.
    xiaoecho–I thought Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character was Batman’s love interest in these movies? I’m not into the whole Batman thing–is Catwoman Batman’s One True Love??

  22. Snowblood says:

    Thank you, CB, for erasing the Dark Knight spoiler – and to all new commentors who come ’round, please PLEASE, I’m pleading with you, don’t post any more spoiler hints! Some of us, shockingly enough, haven’t yet gotten to the theatre to see this new movie.

  23. jaundicemachine says:

    Czarina: In the comics, Batman/Bruce Wayne has many love interests – but none so (in)famous as Catwoman/Selina Kyle. Catwoman provides Batman with an interesting literary foil; both are dark characters with underlying “odd” personality disorders (I tend to think Batman has a light touch of schizotypal personality disorder, my friend in school would contend he’s schizoid. 😀 ), and a penchant for dressing in black leather.

    In some story lines (comic book/graphic novels are notoriously fractured and interwoven), Catwoman eventually joins Batman as another of Gotham’s anti-heroes. I’m not sure how long their partnership lasted, but I know for certain their relationship is frequently revisited by authors. Sexy!

  24. Diva says:


  25. tanille says:

    uughh no way, i love cher, i love cat women But NOOOO!!i’m not even a huge Angelina fan but id rather her take that part over cher. Shes just too old to play that part, maybe cat-womens mom would be better suited.

  26. czarina says:

    jaundicemac; Thanks for explaining that. Mostly I only see the Batman character on Superhero shows my son watches (there’s one now where his love interest is actually Wonder Woman!)
    I can understand why Batman traditionalists wouldn’t care for Cher as Catwoman, but if Nolan is planning to make this series divergent from the normal Batman lore, then perhaps Catwoman isn’t meant to be seductive, but full of (for lack of a better phrase) “girl power”. Kind of like a matriarchal enemy.
    I sort of like that. The Batman shows and movies I saw in the past always had women as either vamps or little girls or victims. I’d love to see a strong female villian. (Whether that would work with Cher, I have no idea).

  27. rottenkitty says:

    Though I like Cher very much, if she were going to act in a film again wouldn’t help if her face could still move?

    I’m not going to go all fanboy geeky here, but Nolan would have to be planning some extreme mythology tinkering for her to play the role. (Ledger might have been an unusual choice for the Joker, but he was hardly the most controversial casting choice in the course of the movies.)

    There is a pattern of duality in the Batman mythology. Cher has always struck me as a very direct person and also in her choices as an actress. If the rumor is true, it could be interesting to see her take on the character. But I still think she’s a little mature for the part.

  28. Tbomb says:

    BULLSHIT…this will suck ass i hate her so much.

  29. Brianluvscher says:

    I am a HUGE CHER FREAK ( as called by my friends. She is such a natural and regardless what others think, CHER is still alive and vibrant and should be given respect because she is a veteran of movies and music and should be given KUDOS for continuing her career. Others are not sure (according to comments on the web). I say get off your high horse and face the facts that she is not afraid to put herself out there regardless of age, CHER is TIMELESS and up with the times, she LOVES youth and keeps up with the times. I agree with her comment on those who thinks she should retire, F**K EM!

  30. Brianluvscher says:

    Any Questions

  31. Brianluvscher says:

    C’mon don’t be hateful, regardless of how much she has had done with her body, Vegas LOVES her as well as her fans and tickets are flying, and I couldn’t see her this year but I will be in Vegas next season to see her and I will be screaming from my seat how much I LUV this woman, whose with me!

  32. Cher Concert says:

    This very colorful and engaging variety show had all the splash that the 70’s wanted to be .Cher does it

    all(acting,singing,dancing,joking) and is simply stunning ,never second fiddle to any of her famous guests!

    Musical numbers are great!! I would love to relive these shows!

  33. would be a great casting decision. I am big fan of Cher.Inspired