One of the most popular characters in history, Batman is no stranger to the people, and neither are his most famous foes. Of course, in the case of Catwoman/Selina Kyle, she’s less a foe and more of a frenemy. She’s often both a criminal and a soft spot for Batman, sometimes simultaneously, and this time Zoe Kravitz lands the coveted role of Gotham City’s feline antihero Catwoman in Matt Reeves‘ upcoming DC film The Batman.
THR reports that Kravitz, who plays Bonnie Carlson on HBO’s hit drama Big Little Lies, has been cast as Catwoman in DC’s The Batman, beating out multiple actresses for the role, including Ana de Armas, Ella Balinska, and Eiza Gonzalez. Interestingly, she’s also the stepdaughter of Aquaman star Jason Momoa. Director Matt Reeves responded to the news with the following tweet:
It’s still not entirely clear if Reeves’ The Batman movie will be in the same continuity as the rest of the DC Extended Universe, but amusingly enough, this won’t be Kravitz’s first time bringing Catwoman to life, as she voiced the character in 2017’s The Lego Batman Movie. This also will be Catwoman’s first appearance in the current run of DC films though, so Kravitz fortunately won’t have to worry about any baggage connected to past DCEU actors, and can truly make this rendition of the cat burglar her own.