Variety reports that Kravitz was picked to star in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming film about the Caped Crusader after a rigorous testing process, which came down to her, Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz, Eiza Gonzalez of Baby Driver fame, Ana de Armas (War Dogs) and Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander.
Catwoman was most recently portrayed on-screen by Anne Hathaway. Arguably the most iconic depiction of the character to date was by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992’s Batman Returns.
Halle Berry starred in a critically panned feature film, Catwoman, in 2004. Eartha Kitt played Catwoman opposite Adam West in the Batman TV series of the Sixties.
The Batman will focus on a young Bruce Wayne as “the world’s greatest detective”, according to ET. Jeffrey Wright and Jonah Hill are also reportedly in talks to join the cast as Commissioner Gordon and a currently unnamed villain, respectively.
Reeves’ credits include Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. His take on Batman is being billed as a more “view-driven” take on the character.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” he told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year.
“It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been.”
Kravitz’s other credits include the Divergent series and Mad Max: Fury Road. She is scheduled to star in Hulu’s forthcoming take on High Fidelity.
Production for The Batman is reportedly scheduled for later this year, with a released date confirmed for summer 2021.
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