Warner Bros. has found their Selina Kyle. Zoë Kravitz has been cast as the next Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, after testing earlier this month.
Making her superhero film debut in 2011’s X-Men: First Class, Kravitz has appeared in a number of popular properties, including Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and the Divergent series. A reliable source tells us that Nathalie Emmanuel and Hannah John-Kamen were among the actresses that tested for the coveted role in Warner Bros.’s upcoming reboot of the Dark Knight.
Catwoman is just one of the many villains that are set to appear in the upcoming solo film. Reportedly joining Selina Kyle will be the Riddler, Penguin, Two-Face, Mad Hatter and Firefly. The film is rumored to follow Batman working a detective case regarding strange murders that occur all over Gotham. He’ll have to dig deep into the underworld of the city and its rich history to solve the conspiracy, one that puts all of Gotham’s villains as suspects.
Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Catwoman first appeared in Batman #1 in 1940. Originally written as an adversary for Batman, Selina Kyle has become an antihero in recent years, often doing the wrong things for the right reasons. Catwoman has appeared several times in live-action, with the most notable being Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, Halle Berry in Catwoman, and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises.
Kravitz will be joining the likes of Robert Pattinson, who will play Bruce Wayne/Batman while Jeffrey Wright will portray Commissioner Jim Gordon. Jonah Hill is in talks to join the rogues gallery as either the Penguin or the Riddler.
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The Batman will hit theaters on June 25, 2021.
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