The Batman has found his Catwoman!
Zoë Kravitz, who formerly voiced Catwoman in 2017’s The Lego Batman, has officially signed on for the same role in the upcoming flick set to release in 2021. The actress, along with others up for the part, tested opposite Batman incumbent Robert Patinson. Kravitz beat out Ana de Armas, Ella Balinska, and Eiza Gonzalez.
Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) will direct and write the film, yet outside of this much remains unknown. Reeves has been very vocal about focusing the film on a younger Batman and cast of characters. Certainly, Kravitz fits that vision of a younger Gotham City.
This leaves a lot of speculation surrounding the upcoming dynamic between Catwoman and Batman. Especially given their romantic history which dates back to the comics in the 1940’s. We’re left wondering what’s in store for Kravtiz’s iteration of Selena Kyle. After all, Lee Meriwether (the 1960’s Batman), Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns), and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) all portrayed versions of the character which were romantically involved with the dark knight himself. Perhaps, per the norm of the character, Kravitz’s Catwoman will be calling all the shots.
Kravitz has had an incredibly busy couple of years. She’s been in such movies as X-Men: First Class and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and is no stranger to superhero films. The Batman marks her third Warner Brothers project after her role in both Fantastic Beasts movies.
Variety has reported that filming could start as early as late 2019 or early 2020. Producers are also in negotiations with Jonah Hill to play the part of a villain, and Jeffrey Wright to play Commissioner Gordon.
The Batman is currently scheduled for release on June 25th, 2021.