Deadpool 2 And Gotham’s Morena Baccarin Wants To Play Catwoman In The DCEU

Vanessa in Deadpool 2

It's no secret that comic book movies are everywhere. With three shared universes currently competing for box office dominance, there's no shortage of superhero projects hitting the silver screen. As such, tons of actors have gotten in on the action, with some even appearing in more than one franchise. Just look at Josh Brolin, whose runs as Cable in Deadpool 2 and Thanos in the MCU came one right after the other. Actress Morena Baccarin has already gotten a few comic book characters under her belt, playing Vanessa in the Deadpool franchise and Lee Thompkins in Gotham. Still, rumors have circulated that she might be interesting in playing a villain like Catomwan in the DCEU's movies, and now she's confirmed it, saying:

It's so true! I've wanted to play Catwoman forever.

Well, that's pretty cut and dry. Morena Baccarin is ready to add another superheroic property to her resume, and take on the role of Catwoman in the DCEU. Considering the new version of character will likely make her debut in one of the upcoming DC movies, it's definitely the right tome for Baccarin to make her intentions known.

Morena Baccarin's comment came from her recent Instagram live Q&A. Everyone in the Deadpool team has been doing a ton of press for the highly anticipated sequel, and now it's finally arrived in theaters. Baccarin fielded a ton of questions from fans on social media, with one eventually asking if it was true that she wanted to be the DCEU's Catwoman.

Catwoman is one of the most iconic members of Batman's lore. The enemy/ally/love interest has been portrayed twice on the silver screen already, both to rather successful results. Michelle Pfeiffer famously portrayed Selina Kyle in Batman Returns, while Anne Hathaway played a more toned down version of the thief in The Dark Knight Rises.

The beloved character seems like a likely choice for the DCEU's upcoming Birds of Prey movie. While plenty of projects have been announced by DC, the Sirens movie has acquired a director in Cathy Yan and may start filming as early as early as January 2019. It's currently unclear which characters will be included, but since the titular team of heroes is primarily based in Gotham City, Catwoman seems like a logical choice for a villain. Additionally, Matt Reeves' Batman movie is also being developed, as well as a gaggle of Harley Quinn movies. So really, Selina Kyle could pop up at any point.

We'll just have to wait and see how Morena Baccarin's two current comic book roles pan out, and if her schedule would allow for a contract with DC. Playing a big screen comic book character usually means more than one movie, so playing Catwoman would be a big responsibility.

You can catch Morena Baccarin in Deadpool 2 in theaters now. The next installment in the DCEU is Aquaman on December 21, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. 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. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.