Marvel Actress Wants To Make Catwoman Great Again After $82M Halle Berry Catastrophe: “I feel like I am a cat at heart myself”

Marvel Actress Wants To Make Catwoman Great Again After $82M Halle Berry Catastrophe: "I feel like I am a cat at heart myself"
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The concept of superheroes has existed ever since the creation of literature, but the modern outlook that was given to them was thanks to the creations of Marvel and DC Comics. Along with them, some characters are more like anti-heroes in the comic books, like Catwoman from the Batman comics series who is a recurring part of the caped crusader’s storyline across different versions.

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Catwoman from the comics
Catwoman from the comics

And being such an important part of the superhero world, she has gained a following of loyal fans from around the world. Therefore, there was an attempt back in 2004 to bring her to life on the big screen with Halle Berry as the titular protagonist, but it failed miserably. But another star has taken the initiative to bring this iconic anti-hero back into the spotlight.

Zazie Beetz Wants To Become The Next Catwoman

Zazie Beetz as Domino in a still from Deadpool 3
Zazie Beetz as Domino in a still from Deadpool 3

Superheors are an integral part of the culture that many people grew up with, therefore, it’s not surprising just how much influence they have on modern society. But taking a bird’s eye view of this culture, we also see that characters apart from these empowered individuals also have a big hand in enhancing their appeal. Catwoman is a big part of the reason why Batman is so popular, so much so that she became an icon in pop culture and gave rise to a new antagonistic genre of female characters called cat burglars.

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Therefore, the intention of bringing the anti-hero into the film industry was a plan that Warner Bros. had back in the early 2000s. Thus in 2004, we got Halle Berry to play the role of Patience Phillips, the titular protagonist in Catwoman. But the plan failed miserably, and the character since then has never been seen in her solo movie. But in a recent interview, Marvel star Zazie Beetz, who played Domino in Deadpool 3 stated that she would love to play the character if she got the chance. She said:

“She’s just so iconic, and it’s already been done so many times, I don’t know, she’s just cool, and I feel like I am a cat at heart myself.”

Despite sounding defeated by the fact that there are so many iterations of the character, the actress still holds hope that she might one day be able to don the catsuit.

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Why Did Catwoman Fail?

Halle Berry as Catwoman in a still from Catwoman
Halle Berry as Catwoman in a still from Catwoman

While the attempt and intention may have been admirable to bring the femme fatale of the Batman series in her solo adventure, the execution of Catwoman was disastrous, to say the least. There was just no reason for the audience to indulge in the film as there was no mention of the vigilante of Gotham City whatsoever, which made it feel too disjointed. Not to mention, the film tried to oversexualize the character, much more than what was necessary. Also, solo female superhero flicks weren’t all the craze back then, which also added to the bomb at the box office.

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Catwoman, streaming on Netflix.

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