Don't believe the hype: Cher is NOT Catwoman

Rumors can sometimes be so far out in left field that you have to wonder why a news organization even decided to run with them. Sure, I love getting the jump on others with a hot and juicy rumor just as much as the next blog, but I do have limits. Telegraph UK apparently has no limits, as they have not one but TWO members of the next installment of the recent Batman pending trilogy confirmed. According to Jessica Salter at Telegraph UK, Cher has been confirmed as Catwoman and Johnny Depp confirmed as The Riddler. According to Salter, Cher "is Nolan's first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years." Further, the new Catwoman "will be the absolute opposite of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry's purring creations." The article makes no other mention regarding Depp as The Riddler, and also says that filming will begin next year in Vancouver. Take a second before reading on. Still there? Ok. What. The. Fuck. First off, this article seems likes its written by a high school journalism student. Second, there is NO WAY Nolan could possibly want Cher to play the Catwoman. Jonathan Nolan has even gone on record to say that he and his brother would rather not use Catwoman as the antagonist and would like to go with a lesser known villain (like they went with Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins. Third, neither of the first films have gone anywhere near Vancouver (that I'm aware of), opting instead to film in Chicago, Hong Kong and England. This kind of reminds me of Scott Templeton in season five of The Wire (fans of the show will know what I'm talking about). If ANY of these rumors pan out I will gladly apologize to Ms. Salter and buy her dinner or something, but quite frankly I'm not holding my breath. If her goal was to get some page hits then I'm certainly helping that goal, but its kind of sad that she would write about rumors so outlandish. That about ends my rant. Final words: There is no way in hell that Cher is playing Catwoman. Depp has a remote slight chance to play The Riddler, but I don't really see that happening either. Cher playing Catwoman? (not likely)