Zoe Kravitz (star of ‘Big Little Lies) has been chosen to play Catwoman, in the new Matt Reeves rendition of ‘The Batman’. Kravitz will star opposite Robert Pattinson as Batman.
In recent weeks, the role came down to Kravitz, Zazie Beetz of “Atlanta,” “Deadpool 2” and “Joker,” “Baby Driver’s” Eiza Gonzalez and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander. Ultimately, Kravitz won out, despite some worry about scheduling issues with “Fantastic Beasts.” Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been set, “The Batman” is scheduled to hit theaters June 25, 2021.
Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, took over “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017. Anne Hathaway was the most recent actress to take on the role of Catwoman in 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” Michelle Pfeiffer also portrayed Catwoman in 1992’s “Batman Returns.” Of course we also can’t forget 2004’s Catwoman feature film that was played by Halle Berry.