Is Lena Headey Our Next Catwoman?

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it seems only right to be talking about the many love interests that Batman has had in his 78 years of publication. Sometimes he leans towards the daughter of one of his greatest enemies (bold move), Talia al Ghul, who he even has had a child with in the comics. Other times, such as in the TV Show Justice League and what the DCEU seems to be building towards, Batman and Wonder Woman make a great pair. Fans of the DC Animated Universe will also put Andrea Beaumont into the conversation.

However, the most common and most popular one true love of Bruce Wayne has to be Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. Bruce Wayne says it himself in 1992’s Batman Returns when he pleads with her not to kill Max Schrek, “Selina, don’t you see? We’re the same. We’re the same split, right in the center.” In fact, they are so intertwined, that Hush literally stole her heart in Heart of Hush, causing Batman to retrieve it and get it back for her.

With such great performances by Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway respectively in the past, it’s only right that the current version of Batman gets his Catwoman, as well. Now that it seems like the next solo Batman film finally has its new director, interest has picked up for the next Selina Kyle.

Lena Headey, best known as her role as Cersei Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, expressed some interest when replying to a fan:

No stranger to comic book adaptations, Headey played the role of King Leonidis’s wife, Queen Gorgo, in Zack Snyder’s 300, as well as the villain Ma-Ma in 2012’s Dredd.

Her tweet doesn’t really mean much, but it does indicate that there is an interest. And with Game of Thrones wrapping up soon, her schedule will certainly free up to play Catwoman in the solo-Batman film, or even Gotham City Sirens.

What do you think? Do you think Headey would be a good Catwoman to Ben Affleck’s Batman? Let us know!

Chris Foti

Lifelong fan of Batman and Boston Sports