While Robert Pattinson’s Batman is already in his sophomore year as a superhero in The Batman, the film will serve as the origin story for another character – Zoë Kravitz ‘Catwoman.
During an interview with Empire magazineThe actress Zoë Kravitz revealed The Batman will also serve as the origin story for her new version of Selina Kyle.
“This is an origin story for Selina,” she said. “So she’s starting to find out who she is, more than just someone trying to survive. I think there is a lot of room to grow and I think we’ll watch her become a femme fatale that I believe in. “
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The Batman plays Robert Pattinson as the young Bruce Wayne, but in essence it’s not an origin story, but rather a “year two” story for Batman. Alongside Pattinson, Kravitz plays the role of Selina Kyle, who becomes Catwoman at the end of the film.
Kravitz worked with stunt coordinator Rob Alonzo to add to her physical training by studying nature photography of big cats to mimic their feline movements and complement the role alongside a more brutal Batman.
“We watched cats and lions fight and talked about what can actually be done when you’re my size and Batman is so much stronger than me,” she said. “What is my ability? It’s quick and tricky. So we did some really interesting groundwork that included different types of martial arts and capoeira and some kind of feline dance movement. “
Of course, Kravitz isn’t the only one who takes outside inspiration for her Batman character. Director Matt Reeves reveals that Robert is Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight based on the grunge legend Kurt Cobain.
“When I write, I listen to music, and when I wrote the first act, I was putting on Nirvana’s Something In The Way,” Reeves said. “It occurred to me that instead of making Bruce Wayne the Playboy version that we saw before, there is another version that went through great tragedy and became a recluse.”
Focusing on the rise of a serial killer in Gotham City, The Batman introduces new versions of several fan favorites including Catwoman, The Riddler and The Penguin. But a new trailer also teased the return of Batman’s greatest adversary
The Batman will debut in theaters on March 4, 2022.
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