Would Catwoman Beat Wonder Woman? Michelle Pfeiffer Weighs In

Catwoman licking her hand in Batman Returns

It's no secret that comic book movies are everywhere. Between the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Extended Universe, and X-Men franchises, there is no shortage of superheroics being produced on both the small and silver screens. And with shared universes becoming the status quo for film production, fans are eager to see characters crossover and interact. Fans are eager to debate which heroes or villains would win in a one one battle, and now they've posed the question to Michelle Pfeiffer. She famously played DC villainess Catwoman in Batman Returns, and was recently asked which character would win in a fight: Wonder Woman or Catwoman? Check out her response.

I only have a whip, I don't really have superpowers. So, she might win. She's got that shield, and then she's got the wrist thing. Doesn't she zap people with those? I have claws and a whip.

While Michelle Pfeiffer does seem a bit shaky on what Wonder Woman's abilities are, her instincts are likely correct. Diana Prince could probably wipe the floor with Catwoman.

Michelle Pfeiffer's comments to Variety are sure to make hardcore comic book fans cringe. Because while the Mother actress recently saw and loved Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, she's not exactly an expert on the hero's mythology or powers. In particular, Wonder Woman's bracelets seem to be puzzling, although her thought process can be worked out fairly easily. Because while we know that the cuffs don't shoot projectiles (or zap, as she calls it), Diana does use them a few times in the DCEU to topple over enemies and deflect their attacks; it's easy for casuals to mix those up.

The version of Catwoman that Michelle Pfeiffer famously portrayed in Tim Burton's Batman Returns is also criminally underpowered. While Selina Kyle doesn't actually have super powers, the comic and video game Catwoman is a master of hand to hand combat and expert gymnast. Neither Pfeiffer's adaptation or Anne Hathaway's from The Dark Knight Rises were shown to be quite so physically capable, so they'd definitely get their ass handed to them if Wonder Woman showed up to stop a heist.

And Michelle Pfeiffer will soon inhabit another comic book character in Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and the Wasp. She will play the original Wasp, Janet van Dyne, who was lost in the Quantum Realm years ago. It's unclear if Pfeiffer will return in the current timeline or will just be seen in flashback sequences, but Pfeiffer has recently praised the film's script and humor.

This is just the latest in a line of actors who have jumped from one comic book universe to another. Josh Brolin is both Cable and Thanos, Chris Evans played the Human Torch before becoming Captain America, and Peter Dinklage was X-Men: Day of Future Past and will be playing a mysterious role in Avengers: Infinity War

Ant-Man and the Wasp will arrive in theaters on July 6, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.