Zoe Kravitz cast as Catwoman in ‘The Batman’ with Robert Pattinson

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Is anyone out there still questioning the Sparkle-Bat? Earlier this year, Robert Pattinson was announced as the new, millennial Batman in yet another reboot of the franchise. Matt Reeves is directing it and trying to bring some “Batman: Master Detective” vibes to this version. Reportedly, the emphasis will be about crime and Batman/Bruce Wayne investigating that those crimes committed by… some villain who will probably be played by Jonah Hill. But we needed a “third heat.” And that third heat is… Zoe Kravitz. She was just cast as Catwoman in The Batman.

“Big Little Lies” star Zoe Kravitz has been tapped to play Catwoman, the antiheroine and sometime love interest of the Caped Crusader, in Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman.” Kravitz will star opposite Robert Pattinson as Batman. Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been set, although insiders tell Variety that filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020. “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. Affleck departed his role as Batman following “Justice League,” allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne. Reeves’ “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark will produce.

[From Variety]

I… like this. A lot. Honestly, Zoe’s name has been floating around for a month or two, there was just a question about whether The Batman would feature Catwoman or not. Zoe is really one of only a handful of younger actresses I would trust with Catwoman. Oh, and I liked Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman too, #NeverForget. I actually thought Anne was the best part of The Dark Knight Rises. Catwoman is usually the best part of any Batman movie. It’s almost like – hear me out – the world of Gotham is so toxic and male-dominated that any kind of feminine, feline energy automatically becomes the best and most interesting part. And trust that Zoe is more than capable of purring and bringing that Big Kitty Energy.

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  1. Girl on fire says:

    She’s gorgeous!!

  2. Werq says:

    Catwoman inspired by fka twigs… I support it!

  3. DaisySharp says:

    For me, Michelle Pfeifer is the iconic film Catwoman. I have that scene where she saves the girl in the alley, and then says “always waiting for some Batman to come and save you”. And I love every single thing about that scene. It is one of the best film scenes of all time in my book.

    But…I’ll see this. I think Zoe will be fine. I don’t know if she’ll be great. She probably will be the best thing about it though! You’re right about that.

    • I love Zoe, but I’m with you… Michelle Pfeifer was perfect. She and Michael Keaton were both so crazy and broken… the way I imagine those characters, in those situations, would be.

    • Tracy says:

      My fave is Julie Newmar then Eartha Kitt

    • Some chick says:

      Sorry, but Eartha. All day every day.

      I’m sure Zoe will be great in this tho!

      Can H’wood maybe make a NEW movie?! Or do they have to do it while no one’s looking? #RhetoricalQuestion

  4. Ripley says:

    I kind of love this.

  5. Jegede says:

    Damn. Kravitz’s a horrible actress.🙄

    X-Men, Mad Max….she’s a stilted performer.

    • Snazzy says:

      Ya not a huge fan either 🤷🏽‍♀️ I find her a rather one-tone actress. People seem to love her though so there’s that

      • Jegede says:

        👌Yeah, guess they’re things we’re not supposed to get.

        She’s inexplicably popular, despite her myriad of charisma-free, crap performances – esp in franchises.🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

      • smcollins says:

        She turned in a pretty respectable performance in the second season of Big Little Lies. She, and her character, were mostly overshadowed in the first season but she really brought it in the second season, which was no easy fete given the A-list talent she was surrounded with. I’m definitely intrigued by her casting of Catwoman, I think she can pull it off.

    • Toniko says:

      and that Harry Potter spinoff movie. Eeek.

    • FHMom says:

      She is dull as an actress. Plus, she is petite. I dont care for this at all. Christian Bale was Batman, and all 3 of those films have held up well. Surely, they could have come up with someone better.

    • Pilar says:

      She isn’t any duller than Pattison was in the aftermath of Twilight, unlike him she hasn’t been given a ton of opportunities to develop as an actress. Am sure she we will be fine if she’s given the opportunities of a mediocre but pretty white male…

      • raindrop says:

        Preach, Pilar!

      • Another Anne says:

        Seriously? She has just as many credits as Pattinson, so how has she not been “given” any opportunities? Also, how was he “given” opportunities after Twilight? In some ways, he was radioactive due to overexposure. Most of his opportunities were due to his own legwork, approaching directors he admired and talking about future projects, mostly obscure art house ones.

        I like the casting for both of them, and people who think they’re dull have not seen their recent work.

    • Oracle says:

      Ok, here comes the hate brigade!! Attacking any woman within 5 feet of Robert Pattinson since 2008. LMAO Poor Stewart and Twigs still have the claw marks on their backs. I feel sorry for any co-star, let alone a REAL significant other, who has to put up with his stans,

      I cannot wait for this. If they’re smart, they’ll make this the hottest batman yet. 50 Shades hot, also Rob inspired. Heeee!

    • Xi Tang says:

      Yeah this is rather uninspired casting. She’s the go to black actress, the “right shade”. I was hoping they would go with an unknown. Or at least someone who can act.

      @Oracle seems to me like you are the one stuck in 2008. Rob is only a little bit less dull than her. Uninspired casting all around.

      • Original T.C. says:

        Yeah she meets the right shade and right facial feature required of “Black” American actresses in these blockbusters with acting skills way low. White features dipped into tan sauce. See Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor 3, other Marvel films. The Brown paper bag and straight pencil tests are in full practice.

        Imagine if White actresses in mainstream movies were only represented by those with “exotic” features or skin color. Excluding all with UK, Sweden, Norwegian or Russian ancestry. Only half White women or those without caucasian feature please apply. No blondes, pale skin, blue or green eyes; must be at least as dark as a brown paper bag.

  6. Ela says:

    She was probably the best part of Fanastic Beasts 2. She will be great as Catwoman.

    • Bee says:

      Agree. I initially hated this casting. But she turned out to be the most captivating character. Her looks really translate beautifully to the screen, and her acting skills have improved a lot since the X-Men days.

  7. JanetFerber says:

    Excellent. She is crazy gorgeous. I hope she brings her acting chops to the role. So easy (for her) just to look great.

    • Carol says:

      I think this is excellent casting! I was not interested in Batman with Pattison but now I am. I think Kravitz will be an awesome Catwoman. And yes, her acting in the past was a bit stunted but she was the best thing in the second season of Big Little Lies.

  8. Arizona says:

    I’m fairly into this. I still really hate Robert Pattinson as Batman, but I’m not a fan of either his looks or his acting, so he’s definitely not the choice for me.

  9. Eliza says:

    I think we have a movie set in film-noir style with actors who are historically uneven in performances but always film nicely … but I guess that’s true to genre: Pretty but wooden.

  10. Original Jenns says:

    I’m disappointed. They had the chance to have a Cuban actress (Catwoman was revealed to have a Cuban mother), and didn’t. It would be nice to have more Hispanic representation.

    • Anne says:

      True :( as a Hispanic woman I would like to see more of me on the big screen

      • mercury says:

        I wonder if you would bring up Latin representation if a white woman were cast. Biracial actresses arent taking the “spots” of Hispanic women.

    • Xi Tang says:

      Mercury you’re correct. But as far as superhero movies, latinos are severely underrepresented. This was an opportunity.
      Also there are black Cubans.

      • Oracle says:

        Thank you @Mercury!

        Also, @Xi Tang people of color are underrepresented PERIOD. So this IS “an OPPORTUNITY,” for women of color, black women, and multiracial women — of which most Cuban women are, so they should be celebrating too. You got Africa, Israel, France, America and the Bahamas represented in Zoe. The world should celebrate along with Black women.

        By the way, I didn’t know that about part of the Mom’s background being Cuban. Are there Cuban references, does Catwoman speak Spanish, do they discuss Cuba and Cuban things in several books, etc? I’m just curious – would like to know. Is this a backstory that existed when Eartha Kitt played Catwoman on the TV series? Or is this a newer narrative in the comic strip series?

  11. Guest2.0 says:

    I still want to know why they’re making another Batman movie for the umpteenth time. D.C. Comics has an arsenal of characters and all they seem to do is remake Batman and Superman over and over. Time to let those characters rest for awhile.

    • duchess of hazard says:

      @Guest2.0 I wonder if it’s to keep the IP (intellectual property) intact. If you keep remaking it, the property stays with the studio and the rights never lapse.

    • CK says:

      It’s been 7 years since the last solo Batman movie and will probably be 9 by the time it comes out. It’s one of DC’s most lucrative properties and they’re often aiming to bring in a newer generation, that’s not watching the older movies, than the ones that got hooked to the previous ones. That’s why, like Bond, it’s always going to cycle and be rebooted. If you’re tired of it, then it’s probably not for you as you’ve had enough exposure to the property. There are others though, who’s most prominent and first cultural exposure to Batman is going to be this movie and Rob Pattinson, assuming this series extends for a bit.

      As for other characters, they need tent poles like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman so that they can afford to take risks. An Aquaman movie w/ a 200mil production budget would have gotten you laughed out of the room a few days ago. They’re also in the process of expanding the DCEU (Black Adam, Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Supergirl, etc), but some of that’s dependent on the financial success of some of the well worn properties.

  12. Lucy2 says:

    I like Zoe, this could be interesting. I wasn’t really on board for another Batman film, but I’ll probably check this out at some point. I do hope that Jonah Hill is not in it though, I really dislike him for some reason.

  13. Mia4s says:

    My lack of excitement for Batman Part Eleven is definitely palpable. I think she’s a good choice but the most reaction I can muster is “…eh….yeah sure, why not?”.

  14. TheBees says:

    Naaaaaa I’ll skip it!

  15. Chimney says:

    Zoe Kravitz is a super dull actress. I mean she’s pretty but what else is there to her except her famous parents?

  16. Ceecu33 says:

    Very good casting

  17. Cindy says:

    I’m not excited for this, but I think Zoe could surprise us. I really think she delivered one of the strongest performances of BLL S2, which is particularly impressive considering the women she was up against. But in Divergent, X-Men, and every other cheesier film I’ve seen her in, she’s always so dull.

    Maybe she’ll surprise, but I don’t think she really fits these type of roles.

    Anyway, I doubt I’ll watch this film on the theatre anyway. I’m so done with emo, dark Batman. That horrible film with George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger has become one of my favorites, because it’s so refreshing to see a Batman film actually be FUN.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree she was good in BLL and held her own among really talented actors.
      Possibly the earlier stuff she has done simply wasn’t a good fit for her skills, and this will be good enough material to make her rise to the challenge.
      I wasn’t sold on Anne Hathaway’s casting for the last one, even though she’s a great actress, but she really did great in the role.
      Michelle Pfeiffer is still my favorite though.

  18. Jonsey says:

    With Robert Patterson and Zoe Kravitz being in the new Batman movie I’m pretty sure this’ll be the sleepiest movie ever.

  19. A says:

    I was personally rooting for Ana de Armas. Zoe is very attractive but her acting is meh. However she definitely has that femme fatale vibes required for Catwoman so it will interesting to see how portrays this character.

    Also can she please reveal her skin care routine cause omg its perfect.

  20. MellyMel says:

    Well…I guess I’m seeing this now. Had no intention since Robert does absolutely nothing for me, but Zoe I love and this is just great casting.

  21. Snowslow says:

    In the looks department she will be a stunning cat woman. In the acting department, they will have to do a lot of takes.

  22. Savannah says:

    I wanna like her so bad. I literally force myself to, but there’s something about her.. She always looks so arrogant. And she’s not a great actress. Every role she does is the same, she never surprises.

    • eilishb86 says:

      Me too. She’s pretty but very forgettable actress. She comes off to me as a try hard to be edgy chick who think she’s cooler than everybody else cause of her famous parents.

    • Naddie says:

      Same. Still, I wish to be surprised by both Pattinson and her.

  23. SKF says:

    I think people need to allow for the fact that she is still growing and learning as an actress. Her earliest roles weren’t great; but she’s done some smaller stuff more recently which was solid, and she was fantastic in BLL. Give her a chance!

  24. Guest says:

    She looks a little like fka twigs. So I’m sure her and robs chemistry will be off the charts

  25. Elisa says:

    She is stunning and an OK actress. I hate her tats, though. They look so messy and not artistic at all.

  26. kerwood says:

    They needed an actress who would not overshadow Pattinson. She’s very beautiful but she’s a mediocre (at best) actress so Pattison is safe.

  27. mia says:

    i read a comment earlier that said this is going to be the sleepiest looking catwoman and batman duo yet hahaha

  28. ZGB says:

    She meets Hollywood’s required shade for black actresses. The news that Lupita’s name was out there gave me hope that they were open to dark skin actresses as a main character/love interest but alas….

    Zoe Kravitz is gorgeous and slender, I think she’d do fine as Catwoman