Over the past couple of months, we've brought you all the rumblings about a possible Justice League movie in the works, based around the DC Universe superhero squad that includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and others. We brought you the scuttlebutt about Batman being supposedly too big to waste on the project, and then a counter-rumor developed that Batman would definitely be involved. We also heard rumors that the Justice League film might be used as a sort of substitute for the complicated sequel to Superman Returns. So far, there hasn't been much word on who exactly would be opposing the JLA, but if it's going to be the Injustice League -- a DC Comics supervillain team, of which Catwoman is a charter member, don't expect Halle Berry to be cracking the whip.
At Tuesday's press junket for the upcoming thriller Perfect Stranger, Cinematical asked Berry if she could be persuaded to pick up the character again, for a Justice League film. "No, no," she said, forcefully. "You guys didn't like Catwoman the first time, and I'm not a masochist." When we pointed out that she has said she enjoyed the Catwoman role, Berry responded, "I love it, but my ego is in check, and I'm not just gonna do it for the sake of, you know, doing it for myself. I make movies for people, and if people don't really want to see that, then I wouldn't make the same mistake twice, obviously. I wouldn't choose to do that."
Another tidbit during the press day: Berry threw cold water on Billy Bob Thornton's supposed casting in Tulia. When asked when she would start shooting the movie with Billy Bob, Berry responded "Well, he might not actually be in it. That's been a little bit of misreporting. Carl Franklin is directing, but Billy Bob is ... we don't even know if we're going to start right away. We're still working on getting it together, and Billy Bob might have a scheduling conflict." We'll have the rest of the news from the junket in a later report, so stay tuned to Cinematical.