December 16, 2008 03:12:09 GMT
The original Evy in 'The Mummy' series, Rachel Weisz, has been rumored to be one of the contenders for the Catwoman role in the sequel of 'The Dark Knight'.
Speculations around which actress will don the skin tight leather suit as Catwoman in "Batman 3" keep on growing. E! Online's columnist Ted Casablanca recently threw out Rachel Weisz's name among those considered for the female villain part, writing, "Warners sources are leaking to us that Rachel Weisz is being considered for the Catwoman role, too fab."
The gossip blogger then continued, explaining, "But Warners officially isn't saying bubkes. But other insiders working on the next installment, to follow up where The Dark Knight left off, say it's all so a go." In addition, he mentioned that at the moment the casting of Catwoman is leaning more toward the "The Constant Gardener" actress, instead of Angelina Jolie.
Previously, it has been reported that Jolie has been making inquiries for the villainous role as reported by New York Daily News back in July. About a month following the breaking out of that rumor, another speculation came out on the feline fatale part. This time, it was said that singer/actress Cher has been considered to take on Catwoman by "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan.
On other "Batman 3" rumors, E! claimed that Nolan will indeed return as the director for "The Dark Knight" sequel, while the Batman himself, Christian Bale, will reprise his role. Adding more on Bale's superhero part in "Batman 3", Casablanca wrote, "we're very pleased to report that he'll be playing a 'sexier' Bruce Wayne."