Zoë Kravitz has been cast as Catwoman, joining Robert Pattinson as Batman in the upcoming reboot, The Batman. According to Deadline, the deal is official.
The Batman will be directed by Matt Reeves and is scheduled for release in theaters on June 25th, 2021. The movie, which had originally been reported as being directed by Ben Affleck before Reeves took the reins, cast Pattinson as Wayne after it was announced that Affleck would no longer be portraying the Dark Knight on the big screen.
Since the #RBattz casting became official, other casting rumors have swirled, including Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Batman’s longstanding ally in the Gotham City Police Department, and Jonah Hill as another one of Batman’s villains (most likely the Riddler).
Following in the pawprints of Lee Meriwether, Michelle Pfeifer, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway, Kravitz will be the fifth actor to portray the character on the big screen. Kravitz’s previous work includes a role in Mad Max: Fury Road, and she recently appeared in the HBO series Big Little Lies and will be seen in the High Fidelity series to be released later this year on Hulu. Kravitz herself previously played the role of Catwoman in 2017’s The Lego Batman Movie.
Selina Kyle’s relationship with Wayne is complicated and often fraught with romantic complications, and her morally questionable methods are frequently used to highlight the more dubious elements of the Bat’s Modius Operandi. Given that Reeves has remarked that he is aiming for more of a “noir” vibe with The Batman, it’s easy to imagine how Kravitz’s Catwoman could play Chatte Fatale to Pattinson’s Bat.
Is the cat betraying the bat inevitable, or will those crazy kids manage to go all Tom King and live happily ever after? Rampant speculation begins now!