Not to jump guns, but …

… I wanted to share a thought I had while I was writing my Inception article on Friday.

I didn’t say anything then, because it’s always safer to deal entirely with facts, facts, facts, but sometimes a little conjecture can be fun, and I’m not the only one.

I think there’s a good chance that Inception co-star Marion Cotillard will end up as Selina “Catwoman” Kyle in the next Christopher Nolan Batman movie.


My good friend Bill “Jett” Ramey, the hardest working Batman fan on the planet who runs Batman on Film (and for whom I write lots of Batman comic book reviews), wrote this piece about how the filming of Inception might affect the schedule for the next Batman.

And at the end, both he and an industry friend share their hypotheses about Cotillard’s chances at being Selina. We all know Nolan likes to work with many of the same people. Cotillard is a dedicated, well-regarded professional, and she’s sort of absolutely stunningly gorgeous.

If Selina does appear in the next Batman movie, I hope they keep her origin as far away from the Frank Miller Batman: Year One version as possible and do instead what Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale did with her in Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory, and Catwoman: When in Rome. I highly recommend that you seek out and read those comics, each of which is available in a handy trade paperback collection.

Let’s just say that Selina has a ceratin connection with someone we met in Batman Begins.

And in When in Rome, she has a great storyline involving The Riddler, whom I’d love to see in a Nolan Batman movie. My choice remains Casey Affleck.


Take his confidence from Gone Baby Gone and mix in some of the creepiness from The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and you’ve got one scary customer.

More Batman news as it happens! And again, this isn’t news. But it does have me wondering …


  1. Jason Dawson says:

    hmmm… interesting choice Marion Cotillard for Selina/Catwoman, I believe that Selma blair could’ve do the part, too bad that she doesn’t know how to act, LOL. Casey Affleck for The Riddler, also interesting, i would go more on the Paul Gimiattty.

  2. thenik says:

    Marion did a really lovely French film once, Jeux d’enfants, in which I named my sweet girl kitten after her character – Sophie. :) And Julien, as well, after her boy co-star. I just adore her. So much. And that film, if you have not, you should see it. :)

  3. John says:

    Hi, Jason! Thanks for dropping by. Years ago, my friend Courtney looked at the cover of my Selina’s Big Score hardcover and said, “That looks like Selma Blair. She should play Catwoman.” Great minds think alike! I love Selma Blair. I named my Blu-ray player Selma Blair. (The TV is Liv Tyler.)

  4. John says:

    THE NIK! You grace my page with your presence. I will definitely seek that movie out! I’m really curious about her roles in Public Enemies and Inception, so I’ll consider this happy homework. Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. John says:

    Also, Jason, I like Giamatti for The Penguin. And so does Giamatti; I’ll try to find the video where someone asks him about it and he says he’d love to do it. If you haven’t seen him in The Illusionist, I highly recommend that.

  6. John says:

    I bought The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Gone Baby Gone on the same day and was blown away by how good Casey Affleck was in both of those films. Plus he was hilarious in Ocean’s Thirteen; his scenes leading the labor revolt in Mexico were my favorite storyline in that movie.

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