Superhero roles have never been attached to only one person. Over the years, the characters get passed on to different actors/actresses. Batman and Catwoman, one of the most beloved characters in the DCEU were played by different stars in their eras. Batman movies aren’t new to the screen, the films have lasted for almost 4 decades. In 1989, Michael Keaton took the lead role of The Caped Crusader and Michelle Pfeiffer became the deuteragonist by playing the Catwoman.
The film soon got its sequel as well two years later named Batman Returns. Apart from this, it also brought back the best villain of the DCEU called the Penguin/ Oswald Cobblepot. These were the franchise films that commenced the dark era of DC.
Michael Pfeiffer Didn’t Like Catwoman Suit In Batman Returns
In the 1992 film, Michelle Pfeiffer’s role as Catwoman was loved by many fans out there. But there was one thing which the actress didn’t like about the Batman Returns film. She wasn’t fond of her superhero costume as it was an uncomfortable one. In a past interview, Pfeiffer sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to chat about her role as Batman’s love interest and the trouble of costumes.
“It was the most uncomfortable costume I’ve ever been in. They had to powder me down, help me inside, and vacuum pack the suit.”
Also, she revealed, the suit was colored with Silicon based finish for trademark shine. The claws were another trouble for her, as they use to get caught in objects.
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The Catwoman mask suffocated and choked her, so she thought there were a lot of bugs that needed to be fixed in the outfit. She didn’t have any fond memories attached to the outfit as she completely hated it.
“I regret that more than anything. I hated wearing that catsuit so much. By the end, we had a bonfire, and I was just so happy. There was a zillion of them, because they’d break, and you’d have to throw one on. I never wanted to see it again, and of course, now, I wish I had one. But I kept my whip.”
Even after having so much trouble with the suit, it’s indeed remarkable that she never let it come on her face while acting and nailed the role completely.
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Michelle Pfeiffer Wanted To Return As Catwoman
Tim Burton-directed movies had their reasons to not come back as another sequel. After Batman Returns made $266.8M at the box office, the Wednesday director gave up as he felt creatively restricted. But this doesn’t mean the actors never wanted to come back. In a past interview, Michelle Pfeiffer who is known for her role as Selina Kyle in the film expressed her interest to reprise her role.
“It would depend on the context, but yeah I’d consider it.”
After the end of Michael Keaton’s Batman era, Christopher Nolan brought back Gotham’s savior onscreen with his creative approach. The Dark Knight trilogy became indeed successful in the DC Universe. Speaking of Catwoman, after Michael Pfeiffer, the role was passed on to Anne Hathaway and Zoe Kravitz in their respective films.
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