Zoë Kravitz is the latest Hollywood star to take on the iconic role of Catwoman, having been cast in the upcoming reboot flick ‘The Batman’. Michelle Pfeiffer who played the role in 1992’s ‘Batman Returns’, has already offered a bit of advice, while she was on ‘Good Morning America’ promoting her new film, ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’. Pfeiffer cautioned Kravitz, “Make sure, whilst designing the costume, they consider how you’re going to go to the bathroom — minor detail.”
Two other previous Catwomen– Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway– have taken to social media to congratulate Kravitz, as have two existing DC stars, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa.
Halle Berry may be an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner, but that doesn’t mean that everything she touches turns to gold. Berry scored what should have been a massive opportunity, the role of Catwoman, not in a ‘Batman’ film, but one specially built around her. But 2004’s ‘Catwoman’ was a ‘Showgirls’-level camp dud. (And Berry’s character, Patience Phillips is essentially Catwoman in name only.)
Even so, Berry congratulated Kravitz on Twitter, saying:
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) October 17, 2019
Following Berry, the next live-action Catwoman was Anne Hathaway, whose depiction in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ hewed closer to the comics. Hatheway took to Instagram to congratulate Kravitz and to welcome her to the Cat Club:
Gal Gadot may not have played Catwoman, but as Wonder Woman, she is the female face of the DC Universe of films. It’s possible that Gadot and Kravitz could one day co-star in a DC movie, but at this point, we’re not sure.
Even so, Gadot also used Instagram to congratulate Kravitz:
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Kravitz replied, “🐱 ♥️🐱 thank you beauty!”
As some have observed, Gadot’s original post read “Welcome to the family,” but was edited. It’s possible that was due to the fact that ‘The Batman’ will be set in its own universe, and won’t connect to the ‘Wonder Woman’ movies or any other pre-existing DC flicks.
One person that doesn’t have to welcome Kravitz to the family is her real-life stepfather Jason Momoa, who is married to her mother Lisa Bonet. Momoa seems to be bursting with pride at Kravitz’s latest job, as he posted on Instagram:
‘The Batman’ will be directed by Matt Reeves, and also stars Robert Pattinson as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Paul Dano as The Riddler. Jeffrey Wright was reported to be in talks to play Commissioner Gordon, but so far, his casting hasn’t been officially confirmed.
‘The Batman’ will arrive in theaters on June 25, 2021.