We Almost Had a Michelle Pfeiffer 'Catwoman' Spinoff Film

You know those times you discover plans for a pretty damn perfect film that was never made? Thanks (or curses) to the trending Twitter hashtag #ShareYourRejections, we now know how close we came to having a Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman spinoff film from her role in Batman Returns.

We Almost Had a Michelle Pfeiffer 'Catwoman' Spinoff Film

Screenwriter John August revealed his rejections from Warner Bros., one of which being a pretty well developed film pitch for a Selena Kyle solo film starring Pfeiffer, which was turned down.

August continued, sharing his pitch for the project:

Many commenters on the thread pointed out that Sarah Michelle Gellar did end up doing a "hair washing" scene in The Grudge, so maybe that part lived on.

We Almost Had a Michelle Pfeiffer 'Catwoman' Spinoff Film

Considering how magnetic Pfeiffer's performance was in Ant-Man and The Wasp, we're kind of wishing this idea was revisited NOW, because how great would it be to see her as an older, wiser (and on her last life, remember the whole "one life left" line?) Ms. Kyle showing up to mess with Bruce?

Anyhow, the hashtag is well worth perusing.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
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