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    Updated on Sep 12, 2019. Posted on Sep 10, 2019

    People Are Suggesting Black Actors To Play Catwoman In The New Batman Movie

    I'd like to nominate Michaela Coel, Cynthia Erivo, and Janelle Monae, please!

    You know how there's a new Batman movie in the works, starring Robert Pattison? Well, rumor has it that the director's looking to cast an actress of color for the iconic Catwoman role.

    Matt Reeves Eyeing POC Actress For Catwoman In Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ (Exclusive) https://t.co/TMEFG7OTH8

    Heroic Hollywood claimed that The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves had initially wanted Zoe Kravitz for the gig, but the actress turned out to be too booked and busy for the DC project. So, now he's allegedly seeking a "Zoe Kravitz-type" actor who's presumably black or biracial.

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    Again, this is a rumor that's yet to be officially confirmed by Matt Reeves himself or anyone attached to the project. But that didn't stop people from shooting their casting shots on Twitter. Suggestions included Teyana Taylor...

    teyana PHUCKING taylor https://t.co/FyUrTRlFST

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    ...Ruth Negga...

    @RageOfComics / Via Twitter: @RageOfComics
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    ...Rihanna...

    Rihanna needs to play Catwoman https://t.co/4NZYmLifjg

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    ...Indya Moore...

    @BlckBolex / Via Twitter: @BlckBolex
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    ...And Candice Patton.

    @westxallens / Via Twitter: @westxallens
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    (Personally speaking, I'd cast Michaela Coel, Cynthia Erivo, or Janelle Monae!)

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    Rumor or not, people are HYPE about the possibility of a Catwoman of color, and quickly reminded the critics that this wouldn't be the first time a black woman portrayed the clawed caper...

    Wasnt Halle Berry CatWoman? Or we not claimin her as WOC ? https://t.co/vcGOyuhuQA

    So I heard that for #TheBatman they are eyeing a POC for the role of Catwoman and before the racists comic book fans come in with “CaTWoMAn shoULD Be whIte.” Let me reintroduce EARTHA KITT. The first black actress to bring Catwoman to life and a powerful black woman! Carry on!

    The Batman doesn't hit theaters until June 25, 2021, so here's to hoping that whoever's cast gives us the Catwoman/Selina Kyle performance we need and deserve!

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