Zoe Kravitz recently revealed that she interpreted her Catwoman in The Batman as bisexual.
The Batman will feature a new interpretation of several members of the Rogues Gallery, and Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman is one of them. It hasn’t been too long since we last saw Catwoman on the big screen, with Anne Hathaway playing the character in The Dark Knight Rises. Although, The Batman will explore Selina Kyle before she prowls the streets of Gotham as Catwoman.
One new element for Zoe Kravitz’s proto-Catwoman is that the film will apparently explore her sexuality further, with The Batman alluding to a relationship with a female named Anika. In an interview with Pedestrian, Kravitz shared that she identified Selina Kyle as a bisexual:
“That’s definitely the way I interpreted that, that they had some kind of romantic relationship.”
Catwoman identifying as a bisexual is nothing new since it has been explored in the comics, but Zoe Kravitz’s version will be the first time for film. Matt Reeves also touched on Selina’s relationship with Anika in the film, but admitted that something sexual between them wasn’t his original intention:
“[The film is] very true to the character of Selina Kyle. She’s not yet Catwoman, but all the elements of how she’s going to become Catwoman are there. And in terms of her relationship with Anika, I spoke to Zoë very early on and one of the things she said which I loved was that: She’s drawn to strays because she was a stray and so she really wants to care for these strays because she doesn’t want to be that way anymore and Anika is like a stray and she loves her. She actually represents this connection that she has to her mother who she lost, who was a stray anymore. So I don’t think we meant to go directly in that way, but you can interpret it that way for sure. She has an intimacy with that character and it’s a tremendous and deep caring for that character, more so than a sexual thing, but there was meant to be quite an intimate relationship between them.”
Here is the synopsis for Zoe Kravitz’s debut as Selina Kyle in The Batman:
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
The Batman will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Zoe Kravitz’s future as Catwoman, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.