Gal Gadot has expressed her excitement for Zoë Kravitz’s performance as Catwoman in the highly anticipated The Batman. The model-turned-Hollywood A-lister has starred in the DCEU as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in 5 films, including the recent Zack Snyder recut of Justice League. Gadot’s Wonder Woman films have been praised as impressive female-led superhero movies, a long step from historical duds like Halle Berry’s Catwoman in the early 2000s.
The new actress taking up the feline mantle of Selina Kyle is Zoë Kravitz. The Rough Night star will appear as the anti-heroine cat burglar in Matt Reeves’ The Batman; the upcoming DC reboot, opposite Robert Pattinson’s new Bruce Wayne. Kravitz follows on from iconic previous Catwomen including Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway. The new Selina Kyle appears to be a more back-to-basics, low-tech cat burglar, who will once again find herself embroiled in a romantic feud with the caped crusader.
In an interview with Variety, Gadot responded to the addition of Kravitz’ Catwoman to the DC universe. Having seen the recently released 2nd trailer for the upcoming film, Gadot states that “She [Kravitz] looks incredible.” Gadot then praises the actress as a “talented woman” before stating she’s “so happy to have another female as a comrade.” Read Gadot’s full quote below:
“And I love Zoë. She looks incredible. She’s a sweetheart. She’s a talented woman,” […] “And I’m so happy to have another female as a comrade.”
Adding to her approval of Kravitz as a DC hero, Gadot later implied that she’d be open for fellow “comrades” like Catwoman to join Wonder Woman in a female team-up movie. When asked if she’d be up for the crossover, Gadot said “We should ask Walter Hamada.” Current DC Films President, Hamada, has plenty of heroes to choose from if he does green light such a project, with the DC Universe roster full of female heroes and villains with successful movies in their belts (from Harley Quinn to Mera to the upcoming Batgirl).
Fans of DC, like Gadot, have reacted positively to the recent The Batman trailer, and Kravitz’s Catwoman is one of the key elements of the upcoming film’s appeal. There’s plenty of potential, if the film is as successful as it looks to be, for spin-offs focused on the famous feline. Gadot’s comments just add to the speculation, opening the door for a future female team-up, or maybe even a showdown. Whether Wonder Woman gets to go toe-to-toe with Catwoman in the future remains to be seen.
The Batman hits theaters on March 4, 2022.