With six villains expected to appear in Matt Reeves‘ upcoming Batman reboot, rumors are swirling as to just who will land the coveted roles. We learned in August Jonah Hill is likely the choice for Penguin. Another name making the rounds is superstar Grammy winner Rihanna. Originally believed to be taking on the part of Poison Ivy, it’s now been confirmed she’ll be Catwoman if she, indeed, becomes part of the cast.
Reeves is following the lead of several other DC property incarnations, specifically programming on the CW TV network and the streaming DC Universe, by casting a diverse group of actors to appeal to the expanding and changing demographic makeup of it’s audience.
Though she’s most know for her multi-platinum music career, she has appeared movies dating back to 2012. The singer/actress exudes sexuality, making her the perfect foil for the caped crusader and a worthy successor to the amazing, beautiful, and talented Catwomen who came before her.