The Batman, a highly anticipated DC movie is less than two weeks away. Tenet star Robert Pattinson is finally set to debut on the big screen as World’s Greatest Detective, or Caped Crusader, or however you want to call him. Co-writer and director Matt Reeves assembled a really good cast for this reboot, and one of the stars that fans also can’t wait to see in action is Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman.
Many actresses are known for portraying the best-known cat burglar in the history of comics — Selina Kyle. Catwoman was played in the past by Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Bruton’s Batman Returns, Halle Berry starred in the 2004 movie Catwoman, although that version wasn’t Selina Kyle and it didn’t have much (it didn’t have any, to be fair) connections to Batman. Anne Hathaway played Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, and Camren Bicondova played her in the TV series Gotham.
Now, Zoë Kravitz is all set to play this famous character on the big screen. The Batman is widely anticipated, and although it won’t be part of the DCEU, two sequels are already planned, as well as two spin-off shows centered on GCPD from the movie, and Penguin, who will be played in the movie by Colin Farrell. Now, there’s a chance that the movie might get a third spin-off, centered on Catwoman herself. Reeves already revealed that there are already talks about a potential spin-off with HBOMax.
“I’ve talked to the HBO Max folks. What we’re really trying to do is to launch this world. If the world embraces this, we have a lot of ideas for things we want to do, and for sure we want Selena to continue…We’re talking about a lot of things, but all of it depends on…we’re about to release this movie, and it comes down to how people receive it.” — Matt Reeves for CBR
HBOMax is the central streaming service for all the WB and DC content. James Gunn’s latest series Peacemaker was a huge hit for the streamer, and they will certainly look for even more content to create for DC fans, and a spin-off series about Catwoman seems like a great idea. It’s hard to imagine that such a known character only had one solo project in the past, and that one project was a complete critical and commercial flop.