• Amir-Hamza

Zoe Kravitz is Catwoman

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

It has been recently announced that Zoe Kravitz will be appearing in the upcoming Batman film starring Robert Pattison in the Titular role. Daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and Actress Lisa Bonet, Zoe Kravitz is the third mixed raced actress and ethnic minority woman to play the infamous cat burgler. The former two being Halle Berry and Eartha Kittening.

Kravitz has a Black and Jewish heritage from both her parents, Lenny Kravitz having Ukrainian Jewish Father and a Black Bahamian and American mother. Whilst Lisa Bonet has an Black American father and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother. She is also the step-daughter of Aquaman actor Jason Mamoa who is married to Lisa Bonet.

Catwoman in the comics has traditionally been portrayed as White (her surname Kyle indicating Scottish ancestors) but in some continuities her New Earth version has been portrayed as being half Cuban half Irish with her mother Maria Kyle being Cuban and father Brian Kyle being Irish. In the current prime earth continuity she is was rumoured to be Italian American with Carmina Falcone as her Dad, however the comics currently have an Italian American Mobster Rex "the Lion" Calabrese being her father and her mother being currently unknown but rumoured to be have the surname Mason or Kyle (as her brother is Aiden Mason and her sister is Magdalene Kyle).

Catwoman actresses with Julie Newmar, Michella Pfieffer, Eartha Kitt (left to right top row) with Anne Hathaway, Lee Meriwether and Halle Berry (left to right bottom row)

Zoe Kravitz has an extensive acting resume from roles like Pearl in Californication, Christina in Divergent, Senshi Raige in After Earth, Toast the Knowing in Mad Max and Leta Lestrange in Fantastic Beasts and Crimes of Grindelwald. However this is not the first time she is playing catwoman or being in a superhero role.

Zoe Kravitz portrayed Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. She was the voice of Catwoman in the Lego Batman film and Mary Jane in the Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.

Here's a little clip of Zoe Kravitz first Super Hero role as X-Men's Angel Salvatore.

Are you excited for the upcoming Matt Reeves Batman film? Starring Robert Pattison, Zoe Kravitz with Jonah Hill rumour to be Penguin and Jeffrey Wright to be Commissioner Gordon.

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