Showdown: Anne Hathaway as Catwoman vs. Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

Clash of the cultural titans begins now. Pick one, only one. Choose wisely. We want a clean fight. Nothing below the belt. Watch the rabbit punches. Defend your choice until the bell. Protect yourself at all times. And remember, as David Letterman always says, “This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, as always, ladies and gentlemen…no wagering.”

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow in "The Avengers."

6 thoughts on “Showdown: Anne Hathaway as Catwoman vs. Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

  1. Rent a little-seen gem called “A Love Song For Bobby Long.” It might change your mind about Scarlett Johansson’s acting skills. She plays good supporting roles in “Ghost World” and “The Man Who Wasn’t There.” She did well in “American Rhapsody.” I enjoyed the comedy “In Good Company,” though that was Dennis Quaid’s movie. I thought “Lost in Translation” was dull, but I enjoyed her playing off Bill Murray in one of his better frowning roles.

    Anne Hathaway is a favorite of mine, too. I still haven’t decided on this Showdown edition, however.

  2. I was introduced to S.J. via the movie, “Eight-Legged Freaks” and to A.H. via…. I guess a news report about a movie she was in, the first “Princess Diary” movie I think. (By the way, I have a movie poster of “Eight-Legged Freaks” signed by some of the cast and crew, because they appeared at a “Trek Expo” in the “Tulsa Expo Building” in Tulsa, OK. one time. Very nice folks to meet in person!) So I’m sentimental about S.J. in that context. Acting skills wise, I don’t see what all the fuss is about, difference wise. They’re both acting equals as far as I’m concerned. Also, I find them both to have equal sex appeal to me. If they were actors rather than actresses though, that wouldn’t apply. Now, with all that out of the way, I’ll answer the question! Because of “Catwoman”, we have outfits referred to as, “catsuits”, even in a generic non-trademark sense. Black Widow’s government-issued catsuit, at least gave her two distinct buttocks via a thong-seem, while Catwoman’s Catwoman Catsuit costume, made her look like she had one single big buttock, probably due to no tail being there to break it up. She also had Cat-Ears due to her goggles. Other than that, their catsuits seem to be of equal caliber on the practical scale, save for Black Widow also having cleavage on display as an advantage in distraction. They both had access to cool vehicles too! So, now with that out of the way, let us get down to fighting skills. Black Widow has her Superpower known as the “Black Widow Sting”, while according to the official RPG books, Catwoman has one known as, “Dumb Luck”, if I recall right. (The Egyptian Cat Lore thing that M.P. & H.B. had not withstanding.) So those powers would cancel each other out. So when it comes down to an outright cat fight, it should be a draw based on their martial arts skills, so it really depends then on what the writers, directors, et al, would have to say about it. As for my personal preference I’d say it should be a draw! Love them both equally!

  3. I personally believe that Scarlett is the girl who is the better as The black widow compared to Anne\’s catwomen. Not taking into account how unimaginably hot Scarlett is (Anne is too but not as hot as Scarlett) her acting is incredible as well and she played the black widow role perfectly and actually made me believe that she is the black widow i grew up reading about,

  4. Anne Hathaway as catwoman. She was much more likable and realistic, and is WAY prettier and better at acting than Scarlett. I didn’t like Scarlett Johansson as black widow, let alone the character. Scarlett said in an interview that black widow “doesn’t use her sex appeal to take down the bad guys”, that is a total lie. I like her as a person, but her acting has no personality and is really rather mediocre. And besides, The Dark Knight Rises is

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