The latest image from the upcoming DC outing The Batman gives us another look at Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight and Zoë Kravitz’s Catwoman, as the pair no doubt discuss their moral and ethical differences, as well as their shared penchant for wearing black costumes at night. Much of the latest marketing material for The Batman has centered on Batman and Catwoman, with their relationship and team-up sure to result in some of the movie’s most exciting and emotional sequences.
Coming courtesy of USA Today, this image is just the latest glimpse at a scene between the crimefighter and cat-burglar atop a building at dawn, with the two DC icons connecting, questioning, and arguing, as Batman attempts to bring Catwoman over to his cause. As demonstrated in some of the more recent footage from The Batman, his persuasions will be successful, with the dynamic duo teaming up to tackle The Riddler in the battle for the soul of Gotham City.
A recently revealed synopsis for The Batman has even suggested that Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle go back further than ever before, cementing their connection as their ordinary alter egos as well as their disguised personas. “Gotham is being hit by a gruesome series of crimes that the police have long been unable to cope with,” the synopsis reads. “Bruce Wayne aka Batman does what he can, but also reaches his limits. The penguin has a hand in it, but he is only one in the all-encompassing swamp of the city. The appearance of his childhood friend Selina Kyle alias Catwoman creates additional emotional confusion in the angry fighter for justice.”
Star Zoë Kravitz has described The Batman as being an origin story for Catwoman alongside Bruce Wayne’s Caped Crusader, with the actress working hard to build solid foundations for the character before donning the pointy-eared mask. “I obviously understand the gravity of a character like this and what she means to so many people,” Zoë Kravitz said during DC FanDome last year. “But what felt really important was to really focus on the story that we’re telling in this moment, you know, and try and create a real human being. I don’t want her to be an idea. You know, I want her to be a real human being in a real situation, in a real city, trying to survive and reacting to her own pain, and her history. So I really, really focused on this particular story in this particular moment in this woman’s life.”
As this is an origin story, audiences should not expect to see a fully-fledged Catwoman right away, with the character being given time to evolve in a more familiar version of the DC supervillain. “Because this is the foundation that we’re setting right now, right?” Kravitz explained. “As we move forward and see her become Catwoman, that heart and that humanity will always be there.”
The Batman is scheduled for release in the United States on March 4, 2022, having been delayed from a release date of June 2021 due to the ongoing global circumstances.