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'Batman': Zoe Kravitz lands Catwoman role opposite Robert Pattinson in the Matt Reeves directorial

Zoe Kravitz / All Lights Film MagazineZoe Kravitz has landed the part of Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in Matt Reeves' 'Batman' film starring Robert Pattinson.

Kravitz, best known for her roled in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series will portray the whip-wielding cat burglar who is both Batman's foe and love interest in the comics.

She follows A-listers such as Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Michelle Pfeiffer in portraying Catwoman in ‘The Batman’ which is due for release in 2021.

Interestingly, Kravitz previously voiced Catwoman in 2017's ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ and beat out the likes of Zazie Beetz, Eiza Gonzalez and Alicia Vikander to bag the coveted role.

The casting news follows the massive commercial success of ‘Joker’, which provides an origin story for another notorious Batman adversary, and has broken October box office records in North American theaters.

‘The Batman’ will be directed by Matt Reeves, who was behind the last two ‘Planet of the Apes’ sequels. 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson is toplining the cast as the popular DC Comics superhero, Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne. Actor Jeffrey Wright set to portray his ally, Commissioner Gordon. The film is being billed as a grounded take on the Dark Knight and will feature many of Batman villains.

Pattinson will be replacing Ben Affleck, who retired from the role after playing Wayne in 2016's ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and 2017's ‘Justice League’.

Affleck was due to direct a standalone Batman film, but stepped down and was replaced by Reeves in 2017.

Actor Jonah Hill has also been linked to the upcoming film.