Anne Hathaway has said she is interested in the idea of playing iconic comic book character Catwoman in her own standalone movie.
The Oscar-winning actress was widely praised for her performance as Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, the concluding part in director Christopher Nolan‘s highly acclaimed Batman trilogy.
Asked about her own Catwoman movie during a Variety Studio interview at Toronto Film Festival, Hathaway said: “I loved that character and I had such a blast playing her. I’m not sure how it would work because I think the Chris Nolan chapter of the Batman story has been wrapped up and I’m part of that, but I love the DC Universe and it would be fun to take a trip back.”
Fans are now speculating that some incarnation of Catwoman could appear in Ben Affleck’s Batman movie, which is due in 2018. Asked if she feels in any way possessive towards the character, Hathaway said: “It sort of goes with the territory when you accept it and receive it from the last Catwoman. I was shown such generosity from Halle [Berry] and from Michelle [Pfeiffer], and so I would do that the next time as well.”
True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello has recently been cast as the villainous Deathstroke in the 2018 Batman film, which Affleck is directing as well as starring in.