Rumors that 62-year-old actress Cher was in discussions to play the role of Catwoman in a third Batman movie, to be directed by Christopher Nolan, have turned out to be entirely false. The rumor, which was started by the Telegraph on Sunday, stated that Cher was in talks and that she would join a cast including Johnny Depp as the Riddler.
The Telegraph quoted a studio executive as saying, “Cher is Nolan’s first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her [sic] to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years.”
However, upon seeing this rumor, I immediately contacted WB and asked them to confirm or deny this story; it seemed nothing short of ridiculous. The response I got was clean cut:
“Those casting rumors are untrue.”
So though I would like to see Johnny Depp as The Riddler (that idea is inspired), I don’t think there is anyone who would want to see Cher as Catwoman.