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Zoë Kravitz announced as Catwoman in The Batman: these are the best celebrity responses to her new role

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As Zoë Kravitz joins the DC Comics universe, a former Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman congratulate her on her new role. 

The role of Catwoman is one hell of a black, leather catsuit to fill.

Previous actors to have taken up the feline mantle include the legendary Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway, both who gave the fictional DC Comics character their own personal pizzazz. But the latest name to join the ranks could potentially be the most exciting yet.

Zoë Kravitz, daughter of actor Lisa Bonet and iconic musician Lenny Kravitz and star of Big Little Lies, will act alongside Robert Pattinson (who will be playing Batman) in the latest adaptation of the comic book. 

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The casting has sparked a huge reaction on social media from fans and DC universe stars alike, including Jason Momoa (who has played Aquaman) and Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman

One person of particular note who extended a paw out to Kravitz is Anne Hathaway, who wowed as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises back in 2012. Posting a picture of Kravitz to Instagram, Hathaway wrote: “The biggest congrats to @zoeisabellakravitz on landing the role of a lifetime. Well, one life anyway…⁣⁣Enjoy the ride, Selena.”

Aquaman’s Momoa, who is also Kravitz’s stepdad, posted to Instagram to say how excited and proud he is of the actor, sharing a picture of them both.

He writes: “I’m so proud of u zozo bear. On and off screen OHANA. DC WB ohana Lola and Wolfies big sister is CAT WOMAN. Unbelievable so freaking stoked. Your going to have so much fun Aloha P bear.” 

The post has received lots of attention, including a response from Gadot who commented with a hands-up celebrating emoji. 

In May it was announced that Pattinson would take the lead role as Batman, much to the surprise of the internet. After all, he started out his career as a teen heartthrob, playing roles such as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and then, of course, Edward Cullen in Twilight. But since then Pattinson has favoured darker, grittier roles, and we think he’ll give Batman a unique edge. And now that the news of Kravitz involvement has broken, we’re thinking this could be the coolest Batman cast ever. 

Director and producer of the film Matt Reeves has described the upcoming title as having a “noir” twist.

“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” Reeves said to the Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been.”

The Batman is yet to begin filming, which is reported to begin this January in London, for a release date of 25 June 2021 and we can’t wait to see Kravitz’s performance.

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