Variety is reporting that Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: First Class actress, Zoe Kravitz has just landed the role of Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman film which stars Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon. Jonah Hill is also currently in talks for the role of the Penguin.
Kravitz is now entering a long line of amazing female actresses who have previously played the role in TV and film that includes Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, and Camren Bicondova.
While nothing is officially known about the plot of The Batman, we know that it will be focusing on an earlier period in Bruce Wayne’s life as the World’s Greatest Detective. There is a lot of speculation that the film will be using The Long Halloween storyline as a basis for the story.
Here’s a synopsis of The Long Holiday, via Wikipedia:
Taking place during Batman’s early days of crime-fighting, The Long Halloween tells the story of a mysterious killer named Holiday, who murders people on holidays, one each month. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Captain James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month while attempting to stop the crime war between two of Gotham City’s most powerful families, Maroni and Falcone. This novel also acted as a re-introduction to the DC Universe for one of Batman’s most elusive foes, Calendar Man, who knows the true identity of the Holiday killer but refuses to share this with Batman. He instead riddles and gives Batman hints from his Arkham Asylum cell. The story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman’s enemy, Two-Face. Enemies such as Scarecrow, the Joker, Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, and the Riddler, among others, also make appearances.