Birds of Prey is currently in the process of becoming a film in the DCU. We know this film will be starring Margot Robbie and directed by Cathy Yan. We also know that there will be a solo Batman film directed by Matt Reeves. There are a number of female characters that could appear in these films. Preferably two iconic characters Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Deadpool/Gotham star Morena Baccarin has thrown her hat in the ring to play one of the characters in the DCU.
When asked about what superheroes she would like to play by Cinepop she replied:
“I identify more with the villains, like Poison Ivy and Catwoman.”
We have only seen these characters once before onscreen in Batman Returns and Batman and Robin. Catwoman was played by Ant-Man star Michelle Pfeiffer and Poison Ivy was played by Uma Thurman. It has been 26 years since we’ve seen Catwoman onscreen (unless you count the non-canon Pitof directed version starring Halle Berry) and 21 years since we’ve seen Poison Ivy onscreen. There is a place for both of them in the DCU. Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are lovers in the comics, and we all know Selena Kyle and Bruce Wayne are an awesome couple. It would be amazing to see these characters onscreen again.
Baccarin currently plays Doctor Leslie Thompkins on Gotham and Vanessa in Deadpool. Both of the Batman characters she wants to play have young counterparts on Gotham. She’s well versed in the world of Batman. She has also appeared in Flash voicing Gideon. She will definitely do wonders in the DCU as a major villain/hero/antihero. We will see if she gets the call to be cast as one of those characters in the near future for a DCU film.
You can see Baccarin in Deadpool 2 coming next week!
What do you guys think? Which character would you rather see her play? Tweet us @SuperBroMovies and let us know what you think!