The Batman director Matt Reeves has revealed a new image of Zoë Kravitz’s Catwoman/Selina Kyle ahead of the upcoming trailer for the film. Kravitz will play the iconic Batman character alongside Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne, Paul Dano’s Riddler, Jeffrey Wright’s Jim Gordon, John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard’s Gil Colson, Andy Serkis’ Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell’s Penguin. The Batman is scheduled to release in theaters on March 4, 2022.
Catwoman has been a common inclusion in the modern era of Batman films, having been played by Michelle Pfeifer in Batman Returns and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises, in addition to a solo live-action Catwoman film in 2004 starring Halle Berry. Kravitz is the latest star to bring Selina Kyle to the big screen, though she’s previously voiced the character in The LEGO Batman Movie. Depending on how The Batman performs at the box office, she could be playing the character for years to come.
A new image released on Twitter by Reeves shows Kravitz’s Selina Kyle sporting a shoulder-length haircut and a white tank top, staring intently at someone out of frame. It’s not the full shot of her Catwoman costume that some may have been hoping for, but it’s still a fun look at what’s sure to be a fierce new version of the character. Check out the new Catwoman image below.
Going off her look in the new image, The Batman’s Catwoman looks ready to jump into action on the streets of Gotham. Kravitz has said that she’s used Pfeifer’s version of the character as inspiration, as well as the beloved Batman: Year One comic. However, it’s clear from Selina Kyle’s new look that Kravitz’s will also be a fully fresh version of Catwoman. With Riddler and Penguin being the main antagonists of the movie, Catwoman will likely occupy more of an ally role in relation to Pattinson’s Batman, with the two likely teaming up to help protect the innocent citizens of Gotham City.
Catwoman’s athletic wear seen in the trailer image hints at her predilection for acrobatics and swift escapes, and it should be even more fun to finally see Kravitz in the full-on Catwoman costume – something that’s been teased, but not yet completely revealed. Gotham will be facing a dangerous foe in The Batman’s Riddler, and Bruce Wayne will likely need all the help he can get to take the villain down while keeping his own sanity intact. Hopefully, the new trailer for The Batman will show more of Kravitz’s Catwoman in action.