Now that the all the hooplah over who will be DC’s new Batman is over (it’s Robert Pattinson in case you haven’t heard), the question now is who will be starring alongside him. Well if rumours are to be believed, we may see *checks notes*… uh, Rihanna fighting against the Caped Crusader.
We Got This Covered says Warner Bros. is interested in the singer for a part in the upcoming Batman flick. As for who she’ll be playing, apparently the studio want her to play Poison Ivy.
No shade to Rihanna, who we absolutely adore, but Poison Ivy? If it was for another character like Catwoman (who DC are looking to cast as well) then it would be fine. But again, Poison Ivy? Really?
There’s a reason why the character didn’t work on the big screen when we last saw her in 1997’s Batman & Robin: the character is ridiculous in live-action.
If the new Batman film is to be the grounded, dark and gritty exploration into the Dark Knight’s early years as we are led to believe, then not only might it be a little too soon to introduce Poison Ivy but the character perhaps too campy to realistically work.
And if an actress as great as Uma Thurman couldn’t pull off the character – granted that the material she had was rubbish – then it’s hard to see Rihanna pull it off.
But look, we’re getting way too ahead of ourselves here because this is all just a rumour so we should take it with a mountain of salt for now.
And if the sources for We Got This Covered are to be believed, Rihanna isn’t the only one up for Poison Ivy and she may not even be interested in the part since she’s quite busy with her Fenty stuff these days.
While there’s doubt whether she can convincingly pull off playing a supervillain or whether she’ll even be Poison Ivy, at least she’ll rock whatever green-skinned, red-haired look DC have got planned for the character.
Right now it’s another round of the game we all like to play called “let’s wait and see.” But seeing as how DC was able to successfully pull off a live-action Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, then there’s hope that a new Poison Ivy will actually turn out alright and not something like the 1997 trainwreck.