Zoe Kravitz has landed the role of Catwoman in the upcoming film ‘The Batman’ from director Matt Reeves, starring Robert Pattinson in the title role…
There’s a new Catwoman in town.
Zoe Kravitz — best known for her roles in the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ films as well as HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ — has been cast in the important role as Catwoman/Selina Kyle in ‘The Batman’ from director Matt Reeves.
Kravitz was reportedly one of a few finalists who screen tested with Robert Pattinson just recently but ultimately she won the role in the film that is expected to tell the story of an earlier incarnation of Batman after he first becomes a vigilante hero. Pattinson is playing the lead role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the film.
Selina Kyle has been a popular character throughout Batman’s history as a cat burglar, who also gets involved in a romantic relationship with the Caped Crusader throughout the years. Kravitz is the latest actress to play the part in films or television joins names such as Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Barry and Anne Hathaway, who played the most recent iteration of the character in 2012’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.
In a 2015 interview with Nylon, Kravitz revealed that she had tried to audition for a small part in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises’, which was the third installment in his ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy but she claims she was rejected due to her racial background.
“In the last Batman movie, they told me that I couldn’t get an audition for a small role they were casting because they weren’t ‘going urban,'” Kravitz stated.
“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?'”
Seven years later, Kravitz joins a growing cast on ‘The Batman’ where she will star alongside Pattinson as well as Jeffrey Wright, who was cast to play Commissioner James Gordon in the new film.
‘The Batman’ will land in theaters on June 25, 2021.