When it comes to Christopher Nolan’s Batman 3 movie project, nearly every actor associated with his 2010 blockbuster Inception has been linked with the next Batman sequel.
Enter the latest rumor to hit Wednesday night: ComicBookMovie.com reports that Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard has been offered her choice of either Catwoman or Talia al Ghul in the yet-to-be-titled Batman 3 project.
ComicBookMovie.com’s source allegedly is a former Warner Bros. intern with some inside knowledge.
The report says the source:
“… was apparently told today by someone they met during that time that the actress has been approached by the studio to play either Selina Kyle or Talia al Ghul.
“They went on to tell me that Cotillard has had to turn down the offer as of now as she’s unsure whether the planned shooting start date of the next Batman movie will clash with other projects she’s either interested in or already committed to, despite the fact that she’s reportedly keen to re-team team with Christopher Nolan.”
Now before you get your lycra in a bunch, remember this: The “former intern” who is the source for this report could’ve just been slinging coffee between sound stages. Who knows if she really has privy to such inside information on an important project?
But it’s always fun to speculate and I’m sure there are more than a few folks who wouldn’t mind seeing Marion Cotillard wear the shapely outfits required for either role.
Lord knows that Cotillard’s work in Christopher Nolan’s Inception was nothing less than haunting. Portraying the character Mal, Cotillard convincingly played a beautiful woman who’d lost her grip on reality and was determined to take movie hubby Leonardo DiCaprio with her to limbo land.
You may remember that Marion Cotillard won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2008 playing the title role in The Passionate Life of Edith Piaf.
It’s highly unlikely that a role in Batman 3 would put her in the running for another Oscar in 2012 (or 2013). But it’s not out of the question to count her out of this year’s Oscar mix, as Inception should garner a treasure trove of nominations come awards season.