As Matt Reeves’ The Batman moves closer to its January production start, we are getting more and more casting news.
Now there is word we have Catwoman. Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) will be cracking the whip alongside Robert Pattison’s Dark Knight.
Matt Reeves, who is writing the script in addition to directing, has previously said that the movie will feature several villains from Batman’s massive rogues galley. However, the lineup hasn’t been officially confirmed by the studio or the filmmaker.
Catwoman had been rumored previously, but the casting of Kravitz is the first definitive confirmation we’ve had on the matter.
The role was previously played on the big screen by Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises. This is not the first time Catwoman has been a woman of color as Eartha Kitt played her on the classic TV series.
Her stepdad, Jason Mamoa, (aka DC’s Aquaman) offered his congrats on Instagram:
Zoe Kravitz is known best for her roles in Mad Max: Fury Road and on HBO’s Big Little Lies. She also starred in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald last year.
It’s also worth pointing out that Kravitz voiced Catwoman in The LEGO Batman Movie. Some of Kravitz’s other credits include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Californication and the upcoming High Fidelity TV series.
Other actresses who were rumored to be up for the role included Lupito Nyong’O, Tessa Thompson and Alexandra Shipp.