Many scratched their heads, but few will be upset about new casting news for : Zoe Kravitz, most recently seen in , has been cast as Catwoman, aka Selina Kyle.
After initial reports by Entertainment Weekly, director Matt Reeves tweeted the following GIF of Zoe Kravitz:
Worthy of note: Zoe Kravitz has already played Catwoman, in The Lego Batman Movie.
She also won the approval of former Catwoman Anne Hathaway, who played Kyle opposite Christian Bale's Batman in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises.
"The biggest congrats to Zoe Kravitz on landing the role of a lifetime. Well, one life anyway..." Hathaway wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. "Enjoy the ride, Selina."
Kravitz apparently sought out a small part in The Dark Knight Rises, but couldn't audition because they weren't "going urban," a response that left her perplexed, she told Nylon back in 2015.
We know very little about The Batman at this point, but rumors have suggested that Jeffrey Wright is in talks to play Commissioner Gordon.. Some reports have suggested
Matt Reeves most recently directed the last two (extremely successful) Planet of the Apes movies and both the writer and director of The Batman, which is currently scheduled for release in June 2021.
Updated Oct. 16, 3 a.m. PT: Adds Hathaway post.