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With Robert Pattinson having been cast as the new big screen Batman, the next obvious question is, who will play the bad guys? While several characters have been rumored, we don't know for sure who might show up in The Batman or any other Batman-adjacent DC movies that might go into production. The rumor mill recently churned out the idea that Rihanna could play Poison Ivy in an upcoming film, but the singer and actress says nothing like that is happening, at least not yet.
The rumor apparently started from an Instagram post where Rihanna compared a piece of her new clothing line to the Batmobile. That simple line, combined with the fact that Rihanna frequently dyes her hair red, was enough to get people to start talking about her in the role of Poison Ivy. However, Rihanna recently told ET that nothing like that is happening, though she did admit a love for Batman and Poison Ivy.
Oh that?! Really? That!? Are you serious? No that has nothing to do with Poison Ivy. That [post] has to do a lot with Batman [because] I have separate obsessions. I have bigger obsession with Poison Ivy, I’m just being honest. And yeah, I died [sic] my hair red because of Uma Thurman in the original.
These days it doesn't take much to get a rumor started. The fact that casting decisions are likely being considered as we speak as it regards numerous roles in Matt Reeves' The Batman certainly didn't hurt.
Poison Ivy could potentially show up in The Batman. There's also Gotham City Sirens, which, while we've heard little about it recently, we do know the plan for that film would have included Poison Ivy as a character, so if that project ever moves forward, somebody will need to be cast in the role.
And when the time comes to cast Poison Ivy, Warner Bros. and DC should probably at least keep Rihanna in mind. While she says nobody has talked to her about the role, she admits that she would absolutely be interested in auditioning if the opportunity was offered, saying...
You know what, they didn’t call me yet. But if they did, I would love to go in and try out because Poison Ivy is one of my obsessions in life. I did it for Halloween one year, I mean come on!
So who knows, maybe this erroneous rumor will end up having the result of the erroneous rumor coming true.
With Matt Reeves Batman movie set to go before cameras soon, likely early next year, there's a good chance we'll get some more casting announcements for the film in the near future. Whether or not they include Poison Ivy now, it seems likely we'll be seeing her on the big screen sooner rather than later.