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Christopher Nolan Considering A-List Ladies for 'Batman' Cast

Christopher Nolan Considering A-List Ladies for 'Batman' Cast

Christopher Nolan is casting actresses for leading roles in the new Batman film, set to hit theaters in July of 2012!

The two roles are very different – one is Bruce Wayne’s love interest and the other is a villain, although Christopher hasn’t announced which baddie just yet!

According to Deadline, Anne Hathaway, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley are all under consideration.

WHICH ACTRESS WOULD YOU CAST as a love interest? A villain?

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  • Whodunit

    Ugh. Blake Lively can go away already. She’s horrible.

    Rachel and Naomi are serious actresses with talent to spare.

    Natalie is OK. Dont see her as a villain or a love interest to Bruce though.

  • Inga

    Anne & Natalie :)

  • SaadGkhan

    Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway …
    Why not Rachel McAdams, that’s sad she auditioned for Katie holmes role but lost it and then again Maggie Gyllenhaal got the part.
    Love Blake Lively but this movie is too big for her…
    Rachel Weiz and Naomi Watts and Comic books Heroins doesn’t go along!

  • didi

    Anne hathaway and natalie portman !!! or maybe keira ..

    what is blake doing in that list ??

  • annie

    is blake really A list, at the most she’s B list especially in regards to the other actresses on the list, who hold much higher accolades!

  • Helena

    Actually Rachel McAdams turned down The Dark Knight.

    Call me crazy, but I want Maggie Gyllenhaal to come back as a villain. I feel like she was underused in The Dark Knight. She’d make a great Catwoman. No boring love interests!

  • Zul

    Keira Knightley would fit perfect for this role…. :))

  • Jasmine

    Okay, I love Blake Lively but if she’s in this I cannot watch it! She’s fun and bubbly and cute and good for the shallow stuff (cough, GOSSIP GIRL) but not in the same movie as Christian Bale. It’s bad enough what’s her face, the one married to Tom Cruise was in the first one, let’s not repeat this. I say Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman! Even Kiera Knightly. Rachel Weisz…I can see her as a villain, but that’s about it.

  • ajh

    Please stop putting Blake Lively in real movies. I don’t get it.

    I’d love to see Rachel or Anne up in this.

  • Cole

    Love interest wise I love Anne Hathaway.
    Villain wise I can see Keira Knightley playing a villain.

  • Wendy

    Rachel McAdams. She has enough charisma and spunk (see “The Lucky Ones”) if they’re looking for a sassy actress!

    I agree with Annie. Blake is hardly A-list. And Rachel + Naomi are getting too old anyway. It should be someone younger! Keira Knightley overacts all the time. Watched “Last Night” at TIFF and she overdid all her parts. She doesn’t have a different style of acting other than ‘defiant’. Ditto with Anne Hathaway.

  • http://j ivanka

    wtf is blake doing in an A-list?
    def natalie portman and anne or keira

  • Franck

    Christopher please spare us !!!!
    Her head is already that big enough. I don’t want her in another blockbuster !
    Even Megan Fox could be better than her !!!!

  • chicki

    Natalie Portman as cat woman.

  • Franck

    Oh and by the way. Since WHEN Blake Lively is a “A-List” lady ???
    Someone can explain me that ? I don’t get it !

  • K

    more blake lively! more blake lively! more more more blake blake blake lively!

  • DramaQueen15

    I would pick Keira as a villain and Rachel as the love interest. I also love Anne. Any of these three

  • Halli

    What has Blake Lively done but proven herself to be a second-rate actress with marble-mouth.

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    portman’s in thor, so that’s not happening. lively’s in green lantern, so that’s not that’s also not happen.
    knightley’s the obvious choice for the villain, so that’s a perfect reason they shouldn’t pick her (and because she’s ugly).
    go.. anne or weisz for the love interest and watts for the villain. watts doesn’t look bad, that’s why she’s be perfect.

  • challah

    Kate Bosworth!!! Look what she did to Superman! She’d bring the same charisma to Batman. PLEASE PRAY that this happens.

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    @annie: …it’s true. she’s a-list now. who would have ever thought.

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    @challah: …ahahahahahahahaha …i know you’re being sarcastic but i still wanna drop-kick you in the head for typing that name. ahahahahahahaha

  • Crittle

    Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts or Natalie Portman! But I really think Rachel for a love interest, I think she and CB would look good together

  • So Swedish

    Actually, I don´t wanna see any of these actresses in the new Batman movie.

    Some of them are too old, some is too young, some is too inexperienced etc.

    I didn´t like Katie Holmes or Maggie Gyllenhaal either. I did not see any chemistry between them and Christian Bale.
    I wan´t suppressed feelings, sexual tension, power games and some serious obsession between Bruce and his ladylove. And his lady must be strong, smart and charismatic and also a sensitive and refined woman to balance him.

    But who should play that lady? And the villain?
    Gosh, that´s a tough one.
    Love interest – Monica Bellucci? Marion Cotillard? Or are they too old?
    Villain – Maybe Keira or Natalie Portman…

  • Ana

    Marion Cotillard would be great villain!

  • Sheryl

    Keira Knightley would be great in either part. But I think she’d make an amzing villain! She was great in Never Let Me Go as the baddie.

  • Nicky

    Gimme Keira anytime.

  • tsengeltsetseg

    For villain:Keira
    the interest one: Natalie

    A picture is worth thaisand words.

  • Carlos Joel Aponte

    I don’t know who, but I know it won’t be Blake Lively.

    She’s playing Carol Ferris in “Green Lantern”

  • Evan


    Did you not see The Town? I think you are the only one who thinks she’s horrible.

  • Evan


    Did you not see The Town? I think you are the only one who thinks she’s horrible.

  • WOW

    I agree with people saying Rachel McAdams. That would be great.

    But from this list. I think Blake Lively (because of how awesome she was in The Town), Anne Hathaway, and Natalie Portman.

    Naomi Watts I think may be too old. And Rachel Weisz… ugh, can’t stand her for some reason. And she may be too old as well.

  • Laís Tavares

    Marion Cotillard, Eva Green for villains. Rachel McAdams, Carey Mulligan, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway or Amanda Seyfried for love interests.

  • Butter_Fly

    Please, please, PLEASE let the villian be Harley Quinn! Screw Catwoman! I want Harley Quinn!

  • Jane

    what THE HELL is blake doing in that list ??

    she can’t act!!

  • GG

    Why is Blake Lively always being considered with all these top notch actresses?? She hasn’t earned that spot yet. Ughhh

  • Ismail

    Rachel, Natalie, Keira ..

    Anne is okay but I can’t picture her in a Batman movie ..

  • laverdadduele

    Blake Lively…A-list actress?…LMAO

  • emilyy

    natalie as the love interest and rachel as the villian!! she’s mysterious

  • kate

    Anne Hathway !

  • hypnotikal

    whatever happened to Vera Farmiga! She was so lovely in Up in the Air!!

  • Andie

    Rachel, Natalie or Keira for love interest.

    Villian? There’s only ONE choice: MEGAN FOX.
    She would be perfect for this role. Love her to death.

  • angelina

    In this list

    love interest? Rachel
    A villain Keira

    mine, maybe

    love interest Marion Cotillard
    A villain Angelina

  • Celia

    Natalie Portman is the only one I would like to see in Batman 3.

    I hope he’s casting for Harley Quinn and Cat Woman, but I guess that would be two villains.

  • Wendy

    love interest – Rachel Weisz
    villain – Natalie Portman

  • Derek117

    If “Poison Ivy” is the Villain, I’ve seen a photo shop of Rachel Nichols as Poison Ivy, and she looks dead-on. And, after both “GI Joe” and “Conan, the Barbarian” she has the physical chops.

  • Ann_Howard

    Would love to see Anne tackle the villain. Love interest? Keira could do a great job. I love Angelina Jolie, but I don’t know if I would put her in Batman 3. That’s just me.

  • nkenk

    The love interest is going to be someone ugly as usual in recent superhero movies….

  • Amber


  • D

    How about a blonde for the love interest, so it would be a throwback to the first Batman with Kim Basinger? Not Blake Lively though……lol.

    Natalie Portman would be cool as a villain, never see her play any bad girl roles, but she’s a good actress and could pull it off with the right script…or even Noomi Rapace as a villain…hmmmm