Movies and Film

Villainous Vixens: Who Should Play Catwoman & Poison Ivy in the New DCEU

Now three movies (Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad) into the DC Comics film universe, popular consensus is there are two great things going for it: (1) Ben Affleck’s Batman & (2) Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.

As Warner Bros. and DC continue to lean on Gotham City, it makes complete sense that now a Gotham City Sirens film is coming that will star Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy, along with Robbie’s Quinn.

Batman V Superman set up the fact that Bruce Wayne has been sneaking out for over 20 years trying to save Gotham by moonlight. With that in mind, who should play two of the Caped Crusader’s most notable rogues?

Answer: Not any actress in her 20s. Here are my top three picks (over 35*) for each role.

Selina Kyle/Catwoman

1. Jennifer Connelly

Born: 12/12/1970; Current Age: 46.

Ever since The Rocketeer, I’ve wanted to see Jennifer Connelly get another good shot at a comic franchise. And yes, this is me officially saying that starring opposite Eric Bana didn’t cut it.


2. Kate Beckinsale

Born: 07/26/1973; Current Age: 43.

I don’t know how it happened, but both of my #2 picks are a little on the nose. After all of her work in the Underworld franchise, Kate could easily step from Selene’s boots into Selina’s.

3. Alison Brie*

Born: 12/29/1982; Current Age: 34.

As a huge Mad Men fan, I always felt as though Alison was the most-underused actress on the show. Before Gal Gadot was cast as Diana Prince, Alison was one of my top picks for DC’s top heroine. Alison is also a great pick (being the youngest on this list) if her origin story happens in this film.


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