Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz’ daughter, Zoe Isabella Kravitz, will officially play the role of Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson in the new Batman movie coming up in 2021.
Zoe Kravitz who is famously known for her roles in films like Divergent, Mad Max, X-Men and Big Little Lies, has been described as a super talented actress who deserves to take the role. Among the shortlist for the role included Ana de Armas, Ella Balinska and Eiza Gonzalez. All who did screentests with Pattison, just to ensure that the two performers had the right chemistry before engaging for the roles.
Back in 2015, Zoe says she had tried to get an audition for the same movie but did not get through as the production was ‘not going urban’. Which brings us to the ongoing debate about black characters now taking on the leading roles in superhero films with many critics saying that the representation of races should be expanded, with some saying that Zoe has failed to create a big impression on audiences in her past ‘big’ films.
Michelle Pfeiffer who has played Catwoman before has, however, come out to congratulate the actress for getting the role and on a light note in an interview cautions Zoe on the costume design for the cat woman saying that she should ensure she would use the restroom while in it.
Her step-father Jason Momoa, who has played DC Universe superhero Aquaman before, also came out to congratulate his little girl, in an Instagram post. He wrote, ‘I’m so proud of you Zozo bear .on and off-screen OHANA.DC WB ohana Lola and wolfies big sister is Catwoman. Unbelievable so freaking stoked. You’re going to have so much fun. Aloha p bear.’
Director Matt Reeves also in a tweet wrote;’’ interestingly 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.
Batman is no stranger to the silver screen, neither is his frenemy Catwoman. She will play often both as a criminal and as an object of affection, sometimes simultaneously.
The film’s pre-production is expected to start in late 2019 or early 2020 and it’s scheduled to hit theatres on June 25th 2021.