There’s a new Batman in town. And alongside him, a new Catwoman. The character has been played by a few incredible actresses in the past: Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway the most notable of them. Here’s why The Batman star Robert Pattinson thinks Zoë Kravitz has what it takes to portray her.
Robert Pattison will star in ‘The Batman’
Pattinson is the latest actor to take on the character of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, aka the Dark Knight. He is preceded by Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, and, of course, Ben Affleck. The film in question is The Batman, which was originally supposed to be a vehicle for Affleck.
The movie has been development hell for quite some time now. As Affleck’s participation waned, the project shifted and is now set to be an almost-noir driven, detective” type story from director Matt Reeves. It’s not due out until 2021.
The actor is currently promoting his new film ‘The Lighthouse’
Though we expect The Batman will enter into production within the next several months, Pattinson has a lot to keep him busy before that all kicks off. Right now, he’s promoting his new film, The Lighthouse, an absurd psychological horror flick with a bit of humor thrown in.
The Lighthouse premiered at Cannes and has been on critic’s best-of lists ever since. Pattinson stars opposite Willem Dafoe as two lighthouse keepers who descend into madness as they have only the other to keep them company.
Zoë Kravitz will play Catwoman
Though he’s the titular star of the show, Pattinson won’t be steering the Batmobile solo. After months of rumors, we finally have confirmation of a couple of actors who will be joining him on set. Among them is Kravitz, who will portray Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.
You may know Kravitz best from her role in the popular HBO drama Big Little Lies. She’s also had roles in films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The latter is especially interesting, as it means that both actors are a part of the greater Harry Potter universe. (Pattinson portrayed Cedric Diggory in the original films.)
Do Pattinson and Kravitz know each other?
The two actors definitely know one another. There are photos of them laughing on the Met Gala red carpet in 2015, with Pattinson’s arm around the waist of then-girlfriend FKA Twigs. Though they’ve never worked on a project together that we know of, Pattison says they’ve known each other a long time.
“Zoë’s great. And I’ve known her for years and years and years…maybe around ten years,” he told Entertainment Tonight. As for what she’ll bring to the role, Pattinson said, “A lot! She’s brilliant. It’s so cool. [She’s] a really, really, really nice person.”
We don’t know much about ‘The Batman’
So far, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the new film. Other than it’s likely release year and three of the stars, there’s going to be a lot more Batman news to come in the months ahead. So stay tuned to this space.