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Wait... So Batman Is In CATWOMAN After All' If So, Who

Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...

Y’know, CATWOMAN vexes me. It looks like crap from a mile away, but it’s still going to end up being a high-profile film that we’ll end up covering from now until the inevitable bombing begins. I mean... have you SEEN the pictures of Frenchy McFrench and Sharon Stone as the film’s bad guys? This is what Warner Bros. invests $115 million in and sets as their big summer movie?

I would dismiss the e-mail that Quint forwarded to me, except the guy who wrote it checks out. He is who he says he is, and as a result, maybe there’s something to this...

I was recently in discussions with DC about a new BATMAN show at one of WB's newest theme parks. The show features Catwoman. It is the older style Catwoman of the comics as opposed to the new Halle Berry look. When we started discussing the character I found out that DC wants to stay away from the Berry mythology. One of my first questions was why there was no mention of BATMAN in the new film. One of the ASSISTANTS blurted out that BATMAN is IN the new CATWOMAN film. Benjamin is playing him. He was shot several dirty looks by the other producers in the room. Interesting huh?

You may call me WILBUR GRAY

Wilbur, that is truly godawfully stupid news. Please... please... tell me you’re kidding. How funny is it that WB is already distancing itself from this film’s “mythology”?

"Moriarty" out.

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  • Feb. 16, 2004, 8:37 a.m. CST


    by Effigy2002

    And in answer to your question Mori...... very funny.

  • Feb. 16, 2004, 8:42 a.m. CST


    by badboymason

    First, and on a more serious note. Benjamin Who? Is it just me or does it make no sense...

  • Feb. 16, 2004, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by 007-11

    Bratt? Kingsley? I don't know why I care because this movie is going to be terrible.

  • Feb. 16, 2004, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Harry you cheap-ass fat fuck, buy some God-damned bandwidth.

    by mustang_dvs

    Christ almighty, your site is one of the top entertainment websites, yet you cheap-out on the fucking bandwidth! |\/|\/| Spend some money on your site, rather than your enormous appetite.

  • Feb. 16, 2004, 9:38 p.m. CST

    cat turd

    by twitaman

    This will suck in ways no other comic book movie has sucked. This will make Howard the Duck look like goddamn Citzen Kane.

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Nothing surprises me anymore.

    by Darksider

    I mean, it is Warner Bros.

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 2:06 a.m. CST


    by dchisnoop

    The guys name is Benjamin Bratt and hes playing Detective Tom Lone. Maybe there is some true to this story.

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Is he "urban" Batman?

    by halcyonseven

    I really hope so. I am so pissed they got a white guy to play him in this new updated Catwoman. What the hell is wrong with WB? Obviously he ought to be a hip-hop-shizle-fo-bat-izzle rapper kind of guy. Maybe 50c? Then he could be on the same playing field as halle's Catwoman. Hey! They could have similar costumes! his could be all ripped leather with HUGE nipples and he could wear open toed sandles and speak ebonics! What a great movie, I hope they change all those lame ass best selling comic books to match this movie!

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 2:14 a.m. CST

    The more I hear about this film...

    by ed_wood_jr

    ...the more I find myself oddly compelled to actually watch it. This is gonna be an incredible pile of cat crap, the kind that comes along once in a generation (unless WB's Supes movie gets off the ground, and then we've got double abominations to 'look forward' to). Lovers of bad film, I urge you to mark your calendars for "Catwoman"! (but be sure to sneak into the theatre, as actually contributing to the box office take might convince the powers that be that we like having classic comic characters needlessly bastardized).

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 3:15 a.m. CST

    This shitfest has me booked for a front row seat opening day as

    by Commando Cody

    This will be one great laughfest (and I agree with others that the best plan is to sneak into this at the multiplex so Warners can take it up the ass on the box office to send them a message.) Best part of it all, Paul Verhoeven can now breathe easier as SHOWGIRLS gets nudged aside and a new high priced studio piece of shit becomes a trumpeted camp classic -- a film so stinkingly bad that it's destined to be studied by film students or watched gleefully on DVD at home as everyone says about literally EVERY scene: "Who the fuck saw the dailies to this and DIDN'T scream that they should shut down production immediately? Please tell me SOMEONE got fired over this crapola!"

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 4:26 a.m. CST


    by Fortunesfool

    Look up the phrase 'Charisma Vacumn' and theres a picture of Benjamin Bratt.

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 5:09 a.m. CST

    I think Hulk Hogan should make a cameo as Batman

    by mbaker

    Why is it that all the beautiful ones are homicidal maniacs, Brother?

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 5:12 a.m. CST

    After (if?) this movie comes out..

    by zabbadoo

    ...every person even tagnetially involved in it's creation will be legally required to have a explosive collar around their neck that will detonate and turn their head into a fine red mist if they come within 6000 miles of a film production. Guess what Halle? You just pissed your career away. The best role you'll be able to get after this is the lead in Boat Trip 2: Dykes A'Bustin, or as Whoopi Goldberg's policewoman on the run younger sister in Sister Act 3: Hard Habit 2 Break. Also Howard the Duck is the best movie in the history of the earth. You would know that if you had doen the right thing and watched it 67 times before pronouncing judgement on it like I did.

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 5:58 a.m. CST

    her costume just suuuuuuuuuuuuuucks....

    by jinchoung

    who the fuck looked at that and thought it looked good?! my god, you have to go OUT OF YOUR WAY to make halle berry look bad... but man... they did it? i mean heck, how hard is it to just give her a skin tight black leather leotard? it's not fucking rocket science.... <shakes his head angrily>

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 6:18 a.m. CST

    At last! people admitting they're really interested in this movi

    by Trinity's Gusset

    I'm not alone! the wackier the news gets, and the more fan-boy hate the film gets, the more fun its going to be! you know: if a story (or a character) is truely architypal and iconic, it can be (and will be) re-interpreted a million different ways. its a sign on strength people! that said all the creative decisions on this film seem to have been taken by an exec with a demographics report in one hand and a rolled up 100$ dollar bill in the other. one more thing: none of you fuckers have seen the dailies either! it might be really good!*cough* maybe *cough*

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Maybe its deliberate...

    by Trinity's Gusset

    maximise the negative buzz to such a surreal level that everyone has to go see it, just to see. Well, it's worked in the past, it'll work now. Mind you, it's possible that everyone involved is living in a nightmare that they can not get out of because there's too much money involved. And here we are rubbing salt in their wounds. What bastards we are.

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 7:29 a.m. CST


    by Caerdwyn

    I like Benjamin Bratt, but as Batman? I dunno... I'd rather see him go back to Law & Order. But if he is in this flick in ANY capacity it will make it less painful for me to watch.

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Richard Benjamin? Shelton Benjamin? Benjamin BARKERRRRR!?!?!?

    by filker-tom

    Doesn't matter, because this godawful piece of El Stinko will lose a stupid amount of money. THIS one will be downloaded off the P2P file sharing services faster than Janet's nipple shield. Dammit, if you're gonna make a bad comic movie, at least make it fun! The great love I have for the last two BATMAN films is entirely based on how dreadfully, unspeakably, joyously bad they are. CATWOMAN looks as if it's gonna be bad AND boring. Worst possible combination.

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 4:04 p.m. CST

    "Wilbur, that is truly godawfully stupid news. Please... please.

    by The Llama

    Read your source again, Moriarty. There's a big difference between DC and WB. The two branches of Time-Warner are allowed to operate with a great deal of independence, and DC often bemoans the treatment its characters receive at the hands of the WB. Nothing about what you said indicates a lack of support from the WB--it just reaffirms DC's better judgement.

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Looking for corpses

    by Psychonaut

    Ever been driving down the motorway and suddenly had to slow down to a crawl because there's been an accident on the opposite carriageway and everyone is slowing down to see if they can see some blood or, even better, a dead person? I believe a similar phenomenum explains the level of interest in this film

  • Feb. 17, 2004, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Well your fucked now WB

    by Archduke_Chocula

    oh my god, they're lucky their logo is a shield, theys gonna need it

  • Feb. 18, 2004, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Maybe the Assistant Meant "Bat-Manuel"...

    by Ktak

    ...and this is really a Catwoman/The Tick crossover!

  • Feb. 18, 2004, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Know what will save this movie?

    by MisterBlonde

    If Matthew Broderick plays Batman, the Sausage King of Chicago.

  • Feb. 18, 2004, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Catwoman and Vidocq

    by small boy

    The film really is sounding and looking terrible, but has anyone seen Pitof's other movie, Vidocq? It's a strange French kickboxing Sherlock Holmes-style supernatural mystery with Gerard Depardieu. Sounds terrible, but it's great. Shot on DV, with a small budget, but looks mighty impressive. Highly recommended. For anyone who can play region 3, have it cheap, but be warned, the subtitles are pretty crappy.

  • Feb. 18, 2004, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Halle says, "I'm done with X-MEN." And the next day she says, "

    by Reedster9898

    I've seen dozens and dozens of variations of Catwoman's costume in the comic but I honestly don't think I've ever seen one as ridiculously stupid as this new movie version.

  • Feb. 18, 2004, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Will Sharon Stone be showing her vagina in this movie like she d

    by Reedster9898

  • Feb. 18, 2004, 5:07 a.m. CST

    The only "mythology" this film will be contributing to at WB is

    by Reedster9898

    This film will complete the trifecta of WB craptastic mega bombs: 'Batman Forever' 'Catwoman' 'Batman in Robin' Schumacher and Pitof should be directing gay Broadway shows. Not action movies.

  • Feb. 18, 2004, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Nothing against a cattwoman of whatever color, but...

    by makaber

  • Feb. 18, 2004, 11:44 p.m. CST

    You guys had better watch out. People who dis Halle Berry will g

    by Bill Maher

    You fanboys should watch your asses or PUD! will start kicking.