A new TV advertisement for The Batman sheds some light on the connection between the titular Caped Crusader and Selina Kyle, also known as the mysterious Catwoman.
The minute-long video concentrates on Batman and Catwoman, teasing the tension between the two costumed characters while we can hear Selina‘s voice provides Bruce little hints and insights about her background.
There are battles, romances, and moments when the oddities and similarities between the two characters become obvious.
Much of the marketing for the picture has centered on Robert Pattinson’s Batman.
Nevertheless, at least several features about Catwoman from The Batman have surfaced. Actress Zoe Kravitz talked about her forthcoming role and how she differs from prior depictions. She mentioned in a recent interview that Catwoman and her backstory will be better explored in The Batman. She stated, “We haven’t quite seen that yet. We usually meet Catwoman, and it’s either a very quick transformation — an overnight thing — or she’s already there. And so to find the emotional journey that brings her to the place where she is making the choice to be this person is what I’m really excited about”.
Few of her predecessors’ representations have addressed this subject.
Catwoman has rarely been fully explored and is typically maintained a mystery or ambiguity in Bruce Wayne’s existence as a crime-fighter, from Michelle Pfieffer’s classic portrayal through Anne Hathaway’s. Kravitz previously stated that The Batman will not fetishize Catwoman to the extent that Batman Returns, Catwoman, and The Dark Knight Rises did. Kravitz‘s description of her role appears to be similar to Pattinson’s Batman, indicating Warner Bros.’ new picture will take a distinct approach with these figures. Pattinson has previously stated that his Bruce Wayne in The Batman is not a playboy-like figure. This version of the character, on the other hand, is a “weirdo.”
According to Pattinson, “I’ve definitely found a little interesting thread. He doesn’t have a playboy persona at all, so he’s kind of a weirdo as Bruce and a weirdo as Batman… And I kept thinking there’s a more nihilistic slant to it. ‘Cause, normally, in all the other movies, Bruce goes away, trains, and returns to Gotham believing in himself, thinking, I’m gonna change things here. But in this, it’s sort of implied that he’s had a bit of a breakdown. But this thing he’s doing, it’s not even working”.
The Batman is planned to air on March 4.