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Cast This: Catwoman and Poison Ivy for David Ayer's Gotham City Sirens

02.15.2017

The DC Comics Extended Universe is slowly congealing with the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE and other solo superhero features like WONDER WOMAN, AQUAMAN, THE FLASH and BATMAN.

However, the box office hit SUICIDE SQUAD created another opportunity to add a different angle on the DCEU thanks to Margot Robbie's breakout bat-swinging performance as flexible felon Harley Quinn, which has resulted in the upcoming spinoff movie GOTHAM CITY SIRENS.

While the project is still in development (with star/producer Robbie reuniting with SUICIDE SQUAD director David Ayer), there's no doubt that the movie will take a page from the Paul Dini-penned comics and team Quinn with criminal colleagues Catwoman and Poison Ivy.

We don't know what events will bring the trio of notorious costumed supervillains together, but the movie will surely feature some nefarious exploits (or potential anti-hero adventures against a common foe) from hammer-wielding troublemaker Harley and her two new accomplices, the devious gymnastic thief Selina Kyle and alluring plant-controlling doctor Pamela Isley.

It won't be the first time these gals gathered for lawbreaking antics -- even before the 2009-2011 comic series, Harley and Ivy teamed up as the "Queens of Crime" on the outstanding "Batman: The Animated Series", and they later roped in Catwoman for the animated web series "Gotham Girls".

And who will share the screen with these lethal ladies for their first big crime? Based on the success of SUICIDE SQUAD, we can probably expect appearances from Will Smith's Deadshot along with Ben Affleck's Batman, plus at some point Harley's relationship with sociopathic sweetheart the Joker (Jared Leto) will likely be addressed.

It might be a tall order considering the excessive machismo of David Ayer's previous filmography, but it would be nice to see those male characters relegated to cameos (if they show up at all). GOTHAM CITY SIRENS seems like the perfect chance to introduce Batgirl or Batwoman into the live-action DC world, perhaps along with vigilante Huntress and mischievous magician Zatanna to give the girls some heroic female foils (and conveniently provide a future Cast This column).

So who should slip into the skintight suit of Catwoman and wield the flora and fauna as Poison Ivy to join Harley?

Eva Green practically seems like she was born to slink and purr as Selina and her cat-suited alter-ego. Sofia Boutella (KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE) would bring impressive athleticism and an exotic quality to the role, and dammit I still want to see Jessica Biel playing a major comic character (especially after her brief cat costume scene in that Adam Sandler movie).

And for Catwoman's equally dangerous counterpart, Evan Rachel Wood adeptly demonstrated her range and skill with genre material on HBO's "Westworld". She would make a killer Ivy, as would GREEN ROOM's Imogen Poots.  And Teresa Palmer (WARM BODIES) deserves another shot at playing a DC character after her turn as Talia al Ghul in George Miller's JUSTICE LEAGUE project fell through.

Let us know below who you think would fit the parts for Catwoman and Poison Ivy!

As for the previous Cast This column for who should direct THE FLASH movie, there were some inspired suggestions like Stephen Chow, John Michael McDonagh, Damien Chazelle and David Gordon Green. But the top picks were:

1. Matthew Vaughn  2. Edgar Wright  3. Doug Liman

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10:49AM on 02/16/2017

cast some actual women

Lena Headey wants to be Catwoman. She fits the bill and she's age appropriate. She brings age, experience and maturity. Honestly I'm surprised She hasn't been cast yet

Now for Poison Ivy, you can cast any attractive 20 something actress. whoever you pick. She'll probably look the part. But will she come off as a seductress, a woman that can bring any man to his knees with her charm, beauty, beauty and intoxicating sex appeal or is she going to look like a "cheap slut".

My personal
Lena Headey wants to be Catwoman. She fits the bill and she's age appropriate. She brings age, experience and maturity. Honestly I'm surprised She hasn't been cast yet

Now for Poison Ivy, you can cast any attractive 20 something actress. whoever you pick. She'll probably look the part. But will she come off as a seductress, a woman that can bring any man to his knees with her charm, beauty, beauty and intoxicating sex appeal or is she going to look like a "cheap slut".

My personal favorite casting idea would be Christina Hendricks. Not only because she looks the part. But also because of her maturity and ability to portray characters with multiple facets. Wether it's Joan Holloway from Mad Men or Saffron from Firefly. Hendricks has a knack to portay seductive and secretive women. You would believe that once she has someone under her spell she can have him do whatever she wants him to do.

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8:38PM on 02/15/2017
Too bad (but good) that she's connected with Deadpool, because Moreena Baccarin would be perfect for Catwoman. Jessica Chastain for Ivy.
Too bad (but good) that she's connected with Deadpool, because Moreena Baccarin would be perfect for Catwoman. Jessica Chastain for Ivy.
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6:39PM on 02/15/2017
Catwoman - Eva Green

Poison Ivy - Jessica Chastain
Catwoman - Eva Green

Poison Ivy - Jessica Chastain
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6:10PM on 02/15/2017

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6:07PM on 02/15/2017

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I like the rumor of Megan Fox as Poison Ivy. Stephanie Hunt as Catwoman with she is a minority for the movie and the same age and height area as the others.
I like the rumor of Megan Fox as Poison Ivy. Stephanie Hunt as Catwoman with she is a minority for the movie and the same age and height area as the others.
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6:01PM on 02/15/2017

This movie needs CHEETAH

She'd make an awesome villain for these sirens.
She'd make an awesome villain for these sirens.
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5:07PM on 02/15/2017
If the DCEU has an experienced Batman, then I'm guessing we'll also see an experienced Catwoman. That being said, she doesn't necessarily need to be Affleck's same age. Anna Kendrick believably passed as Affleck's wife in The Accountant and she's only 31, plus even an actress in her early 30's could have conceivably been Catwoman for 10+ years. Also, Margot Robbie was 25 when they shot Suicide Squad and they were definitely able to make her look older.

It's never happen, but my personal
If the DCEU has an experienced Batman, then I'm guessing we'll also see an experienced Catwoman. That being said, she doesn't necessarily need to be Affleck's same age. Anna Kendrick believably passed as Affleck's wife in The Accountant and she's only 31, plus even an actress in her early 30's could have conceivably been Catwoman for 10+ years. Also, Margot Robbie was 25 when they shot Suicide Squad and they were definitely able to make her look older.

It's never happen, but my personal choice would be Summer Glau. Eva Green would also be perfect though (although I concede that, as mentioned below, she'd possibly be even more perfect for Talia al Ghul). Alexandra Daddario would be a good choice, and I think they could make the age work fine. Honestly, the way that Hollywood works, I think she'd have a better shot than Kate Beckinsale, even though she'd realistically be more age appropriate. Lena Headey has worked with Snyder before and expressed interest in the role, so I wouldn't be surprised if she wound up with it.

Evan Rachel Wood would be my top pick for Poison Ivy (good picks, Dave Davis) and Haley Bennett would be my second choice.
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8:36AM on 02/16/2017
Anna Kendrick was *not* Affleck's wife in The Accountant.
Anna Kendrick was *not* Affleck's wife in The Accountant.
11:51AM on 02/16/2017
they didnt get romantic at all. probably because that wouldnt be believable
they didnt get romantic at all. probably because that wouldnt be believable
2:31PM on 02/15/2017

No Eva Green, as I really want her for Talia Al Ghoul.

Olivia Wilde for Catwoman (Ideally in a Jim Lee inspired costume)

For Ivy I don't know. I would go for Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Teresa Palmer, Anna Kendrick,Rachel Weiz, Gemma Arterton or ideally Alexandra Breckenridge.
Olivia Wilde for Catwoman (Ideally in a Jim Lee inspired costume)

For Ivy I don't know. I would go for Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Teresa Palmer, Anna Kendrick,Rachel Weiz, Gemma Arterton or ideally Alexandra Breckenridge.
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1:54PM on 02/15/2017
Catwoman: Paula Patton/Carla Gugino/Kate Beckinsale/Eva Mendes

Poison Ivy: Gemma Arterton
Catwoman: Paula Patton/Carla Gugino/Kate Beckinsale/Eva Mendes

Poison Ivy: Gemma Arterton
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8:39PM on 02/15/2017
Gugino and Beckinsale are good choices...the latter is more athletic but Gugino is the better actress.
Gugino and Beckinsale are good choices...the latter is more athletic but Gugino is the better actress.
1:30PM on 02/15/2017
Teresa Palmer for Catwomanand Evan Rachel Wood for Poison Ivy. Not that it matters, this movie won't be good no matter who they cast.
Teresa Palmer for Catwomanand Evan Rachel Wood for Poison Ivy. Not that it matters, this movie won't be good no matter who they cast.
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12:59PM on 02/15/2017
Alexandra Breckenridge as Ivy....and Alexandra Daddario as Catwoman.
Alexandra Breckenridge as Ivy....and Alexandra Daddario as Catwoman.
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12:31PM on 02/15/2017
Anna Kendrick for Catwoman. I know she's young but didn't she play opposite Ben Affleck in the accountant? If she can do that in that film then why not this one? And for Poison Ivy how about someone unknown and German like Alicia Von Rittberg from Fury?
Anna Kendrick for Catwoman. I know she's young but didn't she play opposite Ben Affleck in the accountant? If she can do that in that film then why not this one? And for Poison Ivy how about someone unknown and German like Alicia Von Rittberg from Fury?
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12:16PM on 02/15/2017
I thought of Eva Green for Catwoman before I even saw she was on your shortlist.
I thought of Eva Green for Catwoman before I even saw she was on your shortlist.
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11:45AM on 02/15/2017
I already mentioned this on IMDb when the boards were making suggestions. I would love Summer Glau from Serenity or Amandla Stenberg from Hunger Games/Columbiana to be cast as catwoman. both seem very nimble and action oriented. And for Ivy I would cast Ali Larter. I know she isn't the most loved actress but neither is Affleck but he did great as Batman.
I already mentioned this on IMDb when the boards were making suggestions. I would love Summer Glau from Serenity or Amandla Stenberg from Hunger Games/Columbiana to be cast as catwoman. both seem very nimble and action oriented. And for Ivy I would cast Ali Larter. I know she isn't the most loved actress but neither is Affleck but he did great as Batman.
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12:00PM on 02/15/2017
amandla Stenberg is way too young, shes only a year older than the girl playing kid selina on gotham. I like ali larter for poison ivy though
amandla Stenberg is way too young, shes only a year older than the girl playing kid selina on gotham. I like ali larter for poison ivy though
11:10AM on 02/15/2017
I'd say Lena Headey as Catwoman and Emma Stone as Poison Ivy.
I'd say Lena Headey as Catwoman and Emma Stone as Poison Ivy.
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10:53AM on 02/15/2017

Alternatively....

As I've just noted below, my picks are Hendricks for Ivy and Beckinsale for Kyle, but I'd also like to suggest :

Natalie Dormer for Catwoman. I just find something feline about her.

If they go for an older Ivy then how about Isla Fisher? She might be too 'cute' though.

And I'd like to put Alison Brie up for consideration. Because I always like to consider Alison Brie ☺
As I've just noted below, my picks are Hendricks for Ivy and Beckinsale for Kyle, but I'd also like to suggest :

Natalie Dormer for Catwoman. I just find something feline about her.

If they go for an older Ivy then how about Isla Fisher? She might be too 'cute' though.

And I'd like to put Alison Brie up for consideration. Because I always like to consider Alison Brie ☺
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11:12AM on 02/15/2017
Dormer isn't old enough.
Dormer isn't old enough.
11:14AM on 02/15/2017
I agree, not if they tie her in with Affleck's age.

If they don't do that, and choose someone who fits with Robbie, then I could see Dormer.
I agree, not if they tie her in with Affleck's age.

If they don't do that, and choose someone who fits with Robbie, then I could see Dormer.
11:19AM on 02/15/2017
If one is around Affleck's age and the other around Robbie's age, it's likely to be Catwoman around Affleck's age and Poison Ivy around Robbie's age, hence my picks.
If one is around Affleck's age and the other around Robbie's age, it's likely to be Catwoman around Affleck's age and Poison Ivy around Robbie's age, hence my picks.
11:30AM on 02/15/2017
As I said in my original comment, I think Catwoman will be age-appropriate to Affleck.

It wouldn't surprise me if you're right about Ivy being younger too.

I chose both of mine as older (Beckinsale & Ivy), but I could see the studio going all young, circling Robbie, which is why I gave suggestions of Dormer and Brie.

I like your choice of Newton for Catwoman. Not sure about Daddario for Ivy though. Not that id complain if she was cast! Daddario was my pick when she was up for Jessica
As I said in my original comment, I think Catwoman will be age-appropriate to Affleck.

It wouldn't surprise me if you're right about Ivy being younger too.

I chose both of mine as older (Beckinsale & Ivy), but I could see the studio going all young, circling Robbie, which is why I gave suggestions of Dormer and Brie.

I like your choice of Newton for Catwoman. Not sure about Daddario for Ivy though. Not that id complain if she was cast! Daddario was my pick when she was up for Jessica Jones. Not sure I see her as Ivy.
1:02PM on 02/15/2017
My Daddario suggestion isn't based on my being a fan and an absolute faith in her ability to play the part so much as my being a fan and wanting her to have a breakout.
My Daddario suggestion isn't based on my being a fan and an absolute faith in her ability to play the part so much as my being a fan and wanting her to have a breakout.
4:56PM on 02/15/2017
Dormer's totally old enough (although she wouldn't be my personal pick), Hollywood is masterful at fudging actress's ages. She's 4 years older than Anna Kendrick who they believably passed off as Affleck's wife in The Accountant, and they passed off Margot Robbie who is 26 as looking pretty age ambiguous (probably looked closer to 36 than 26) in the Harleen Quinzell scenes, no way in heck would I have thought her character was younger than me.
Dormer's totally old enough (although she wouldn't be my personal pick), Hollywood is masterful at fudging actress's ages. She's 4 years older than Anna Kendrick who they believably passed off as Affleck's wife in The Accountant, and they passed off Margot Robbie who is 26 as looking pretty age ambiguous (probably looked closer to 36 than 26) in the Harleen Quinzell scenes, no way in heck would I have thought her character was younger than me.
10:40AM on 02/15/2017
Poison Ivy - Christina Hendricks
Catwoman - Kate Beckinsale.


I've thought Hendricks would be great for Ivy since I first saw her in Firefly. I change my mind on Catwoman on any given day though.

I think they'll go older for Selina Kyle to fit with Affleck's age.
Poison Ivy - Christina Hendricks
Catwoman - Kate Beckinsale.


I've thought Hendricks would be great for Ivy since I first saw her in Firefly. I change my mind on Catwoman on any given day though.

I think they'll go older for Selina Kyle to fit with Affleck's age.
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10:29AM on 02/15/2017

Good options

My pick would be Eva Green, Haley bennet and Alexandra daddario, problem is i want to see all of them as Catwoman
My pick would be Eva Green, Haley bennet and Alexandra daddario, problem is i want to see all of them as Catwoman
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10:29AM on 02/15/2017
I'd love for this to be for Jessica Biel what Pulp Fiction did for Travolta or Running Scared did for Paul Walker. My opinion is biased because she is so damned hot. I don't think Thandie Newton is an Inspired choice for Catwoman at all - i'd love a Catwoman that could do her own stunts.

As for Ivy, everyone has already suggested the right names.
I'd love for this to be for Jessica Biel what Pulp Fiction did for Travolta or Running Scared did for Paul Walker. My opinion is biased because she is so damned hot. I don't think Thandie Newton is an Inspired choice for Catwoman at all - i'd love a Catwoman that could do her own stunts.

As for Ivy, everyone has already suggested the right names.
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10:16AM on 02/15/2017

Given that this is an older Batman I would expect older actresses playing Catwoman and Poison Ivy

Someone beat me to it but Thandie Newton as Catwoman would be amazing casting! For Poison Ivy, I'd say Jessica Chastin or Amy Adams.
Someone beat me to it but Thandie Newton as Catwoman would be amazing casting! For Poison Ivy, I'd say Jessica Chastin or Amy Adams.
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10:22AM on 02/15/2017
Amy Adams is already Lois Lane in the DCEU.
Amy Adams is already Lois Lane in the DCEU.
10:25AM on 02/15/2017
I expect someone closer to Margot Robbie's age for Poison Ivy.
I expect someone closer to Margot Robbie's age for Poison Ivy.
1:38PM on 02/15/2017
Completely forgot Man of Steel and BvS existed.
Completely forgot Man of Steel and BvS existed.
10:15AM on 02/15/2017
I wish Hathaway had another go at Catwoman but if I can't have her, Eva Green would be my pick. I like Evan Rachel Wood as Poison Ivy but Jessica Chastain is my favourite.

No twenty-something, please. We need someone who is somewhat close to Affleck's age. Or his eventual replacement...
I wish Hathaway had another go at Catwoman but if I can't have her, Eva Green would be my pick. I like Evan Rachel Wood as Poison Ivy but Jessica Chastain is my favourite.

No twenty-something, please. We need someone who is somewhat close to Affleck's age. Or his eventual replacement...
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10:26AM on 02/15/2017
I agree with that notion for Catwoman but not necessarily Poison Ivy.
I agree with that notion for Catwoman but not necessarily Poison Ivy.
10:04AM on 02/15/2017
Catwoman - Thandie Newton
Poison Ivy - Alexandra Daddario
Catwoman - Thandie Newton
Poison Ivy - Alexandra Daddario
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9:58AM on 02/15/2017
catwoman - Anya Taylor-Joy
Poison Ivy - Haley Bennett
catwoman - Anya Taylor-Joy
Poison Ivy - Haley Bennett
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2:33PM on 02/15/2017
I really lik both of these suggestions!
I really lik both of these suggestions!
4:59PM on 02/15/2017
Anya Taylor Joy is 20, so if we have an experienced Batman who is in his mid 40's, I'm not sure how well that'd fit.
Anya Taylor Joy is 20, so if we have an experienced Batman who is in his mid 40's, I'm not sure how well that'd fit.
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9:56AM on 02/15/2017
i think that they will probably cast a black actress as catwoman since the dceu seems to be interested in diversity and there have already been 2 black catwomen as precedence. halle berry was someone else but i think eartha kitt was also meant to be selina kyle.
anyway I'm skeuing older because this batman has been in operation a long time already with paula patton for catwoman and jessica chastain for poison ivy
i think that they will probably cast a black actress as catwoman since the dceu seems to be interested in diversity and there have already been 2 black catwomen as precedence. halle berry was someone else but i think eartha kitt was also meant to be selina kyle.
anyway I'm skeuing older because this batman has been in operation a long time already with paula patton for catwoman and jessica chastain for poison ivy
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9:55AM on 02/15/2017
Catwoman - Emily Blunt
Poison Ivy - Jessica Chastain
Catwoman - Emily Blunt
Poison Ivy - Jessica Chastain
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