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Remember: There was a time when Batman fans thought Heath Ledger would be a terrible Joker.
They were wrong, and people aghast at the latest Bat-rumor should remember how well that bit of surprise casting turned out.
So hold on to your cowls, Bat-fans: Director Christopher Nolan reportedly wants Cher to play Catwoman in the next Batman film.
Nolan wants the 62-year-old Oscar-winner to portray the whip-wielding cat burglar as "a vamp in her twilight years," the British Telegraph newspaper quoted an anonymous studio executive as saying.
"The new Catwoman will be the absolute opposite of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry’s purring creations," the exec added.
The Dark Knight, released last month, is already the second-highest grossing film of all time.
Ledger, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment after an accidental drug overdose, is widely considered a likely Oscar nominee for his jittery, savage portrayal of the Joker.