Zoë Kravitz will play the iconic DC Comics character Selina Kyle or Catwoman in Matt Reeves' reboot of The Batman. The 33-year-old actress admitted that she interpreted the role as bisexual in the film.
Starting from iconic portrayals by Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, Halle Berry in a solo Catwoman film, and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises, Zoë Kravitz is set to play the role for the next reboot of The Batman film. Each actress from a different franchise had their own interpretations of the female counterpart of the Bat vigilante. But Kravitz revealed in a recent interview that one element she interpreted for Selina Kyle in the film is being bisexual. At one scene in The Batman TV spot, the cat burglar calls her female friend Anika "baby" which instantly hints that the two are in a romantic relationship.
In an interview with Pedestrian.tv, Kravitz confirmed that Selina is indeed bisexual.
"That's definitely the way I interpreted that, that they had some kind of romantic relationship."
Director Matt Reeves also discussed Selina and Anika's romantic relationship in the film. Reeves explained, "[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," Reeves told Pedestrian. "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.'"
"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." the director added.
Reeves revealed in recent reports that The Batman is the origin story of The Batman and Catwoman. It is obvious that the director aims to develop each of the characters in future films. Alongside Kravitz and Pattinson, they will be joined by Paul Dano as The Riddler, Colin Farell as The Penguin, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon.
The Batman will hit the big screens on March 4.