Zoë Kravitz Talks about How Catwoman and Batman Connect in Behind-the-Scenes Video from “The Batman”
In March, director Matt Reeves announced on Twitter that The Batman had wrapped principal photography. For Potter fans, it’s an opportunity to see two Wizarding World alumni act opposite one another for the first time, since their characters came from different time periods. Robert Pattinson, who once played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is donning the cape and cowl while Zoë Kravitz gets another shot at a deeply complex character in Selina Kyle/Catwoman after starring as Leta Lestrange in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. While The Batman is currently in postproduction, it seems Warner Bros. has produced some behind-the-scenes clips to promote the upcoming film. A new snippet that features Kravitz discussing Selina’s possible connection to Batman has recently surfaced on the Internet.
The behind-the-scenes featurette specifically focuses on the new soon-to-be Catwoman in The Batman. Since the movie takes place very early on in Batman’s costumed crime-fighting career, most of Batman’s villains haven’t yet taken up their famous monikers. Therefore, Selina isn’t Catwoman yet, but let’s not rule out the possibility of Kravitz suiting up in this movie. In the video, Kravitz briefly discusses the character, identifying certain traits that connect her to Batman:
Selina can take care of herself. She’s incredibly tough. She really wants to fight for those who don’t have someone else to fight for them. And I think that is where Batman and she really connect.
Producer Dylan Clark followed up Kravitz’s brief analysis by elaborating on the character further and mentioning Selina’s morally gray alignment that comic book readers have seen played out throughout her history. His explanation is set to on-set footage of Selina’s heist scene in the Batman teaser that was released last August. The video also previews some of Selina’s catlike movements that would likely even put Crookshanks to shame.
The clip recently surfaced on Twitter, and because the video is actually a recording from a smartphone camera, it has been erroneously dubbed a leaked video. However, upon further investigation, we discovered that this behind-the-scenes featurette has been officially released as an exclusive iTunes extra with the purchase of Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, or Batman & Robin. Though the original snippet uploaded to Twitter is only 43 seconds, the entire feature is a little over a minute and is available on YouTube.
You can view the entire video below:
The Batman will be released in theaters on March 4, 2022.
Considering that Kravitz succeeded in playing an incredibly emotionally complex character with Leta Lestrange, it’s no doubt that she will bring that same skill and commitment to this role as well. Last year, as production on The Batman was in full swing, Kravitz discussed how nervous she was to take on such an iconic character due to the franchise’s strong fan base and committed herself to perform despite her trepidation. It’s that type of courage that will certainly help bring justice to the character.
How do you feel about Kravitz’s assessment of Catwoman and her relation to Batman? Being that the character has been played multiple times by several talented actors, how do you think Kravitz will interpret this version of Selina to make it uniquely hers? Let us know in the comments.