IO – Zoe Kravitz will be the successor to Selina Kyle, aka Cat Woman for Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman film. He will accompany Robert Pattinson who plays Batman.
Zoe seemingly commented on the news after Jason Mamoa shared the announcement on Instagram. “I’m so proud of u zozo bear. On and off screen OHANA. DC WB ohana Lola and Wolfies big sister is CAT WOMAN,” he wrote. “Unbelievable so freaking stoked. Your going to have so much fun Aloha P bear.”
She responded as quoted by E!, “LOVE YOU PAPABEAR! love that aquaman and catwomen spend the holidays together from now on.”
It’s unclear if Reeves’ version of Catwoman will be Batman’s love interest, a plot that’s happened many times in the past.
As of now, the 33-year-old actor and High Fidelity actress are the only two stars attached to the Warner Bros. project. While there aren’t many details surrounding the upcoming movie, Variety reports that filming could start later this year or in early 2020.
Along with Kravitz, many famous celebrities have slipped into the villain’s iconic leather suit, including Eartha Kitt, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway.
In the 2015 interview with Nylon, Kravitz said as wrote by News18, “In the last Batman movie [The Dark Knight Rises], they told me that I couldn’t get an audition for a small role they were casting because they weren’t ‘going urban,’. It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’ I have to play the role like, ‘Yo, what’s up, Batman? What’s going on wit chu?’”
Apart from Zoe Kravitz, Jonah Hill has been considered to play the role of an antagonist in the film. The potential characters being considered for Hill include either The Penguin or The Riddler. Christopher Reeves’ Batman starring Robert Pattinson is set to release on June 25, 2021. (rp)