The Batman is adapting both the Caped Crusader and Catwoman for a new generation of DC fans. Zoë Kravitz is portraying Selina Kyle and from what we've heard, she's got an expansive origin story in the film.
Speaking to Total Film, Kravitz mentions The Batman will explore Catwoman in unique depth, different from what we've seen on the big screen. Zoë Kravitz's Catwoman will go through an emotional and powerful journey in the Matt Reeves production.
The Batman Will Feature Catwoman’s Origin Story
Specifically, Kravitz confirmed:
To see a person like Selina really get in touch with her power and become Catwoman? That’s a journey that I’m really interested in exploring. We haven’t quite seen that yet. We usually meet Catwoman, and it’s either a very quick transformation – an overnight thing – or she’s already there. And so to find the emotional journey that brings her to the place where she is making the choice to be this person, is what I’m really excited about.
Based on these comments, the new Catwoman is likely to be more cemented into the narrative of The Batman than in past movies.
Anne Hathaway was the last actor to bring Selina Kyle to the big screen, while Michelle Pfeiffer famously made the role her own in Batman Returns. We'll wait and see how well the Big Little Lies actress carries the mantle.