2021 has been an exciting year for DC Comics fans, with Zack Snyder’s Justice League – 82% and The Suicide Squad – 91%, although they are very different films, the public has had the opportunity to enjoy old and new characters from the comics. In 2022 we will have several DC films, but one of the most anticipated is The Batman, since it is the most popular superhero of the brand, along with Superman.
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The batman, starring Robert Pattinson (Tenet – 83%, El Faro – 96%, High Life – 73%), will not only bring a refreshing version of Bat Man, but also of his villains like The Penguin and The Riddler, as well as Catwoman, played this time by Zoë Kravitz. For this last character, the actress has tried to act in a natural way, away from stereotypes and fetishes, as she stated in an interview with AnOther Magazine.
As the magazine notes, Catwoman is the biggest role Kravitz has ever had in her career, although not the first time she has played the villain / antihero, she voiced Catwoman in LEGO Batman: The Movie – 91%. Now, in the live-action version, she had the opportunity to explore exciting new aspects of Selina Kyle.
In the past Catwoman has been played by actresses like Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway; Berry’s version is the least appreciated, and Hathaway also divided opinions, but there is no doubt that Kravitz has the opportunity to give us an original version of Catwoman that we will not have to compare with its predecessors.
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When asked if she has seen all the other Batman movies, Kravitz replied that she has, and that she has also read some comics, adding that she approached the character as a woman:
I’ve seen all the movies, yes. I have read some of the comics now, but I was not a connoisseur of comics or anything like that. I also tried to think of it not as Catwoman, but as a woman, how does this make me feel? How do we approach this and how do we make sure we are not fetishizing or stereotyping? I knew it had to be a real person.
The batman hopes to once again captivate DC Comics fans with a saga that was not tied to a larger cinematic universe from the beginning, as was the case with Ben Affleck’s Batman (Argo – 96%, Armageddon – 39%, The Accountant – 51%), since it was not introduced in a solo film, but in a movie where the protagonist was supposedly Superman. We already know the result, the critics and the fans were not very happy with Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – 27%, and in part it was due to the fact that it was more or less recent the last installment of Christopher’s Batman saga Nolan (Memento – 92%, Interstellar – 71%, The Origin – 86%).
Affleck’s Batman became a favorite of millions since his debut, but we will most likely never see him star in a solo movie. Originally The batman It was going to be that movie, but everything changed due to the personal problems of the actor, who gave the director’s chair to Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes: War – 93%, Let Me In (2010) – 88%, Cloverfield: Monster – 77%) and later this one wanted to do a reboot instead of a spin-off of the DCEU.
The batman It will arrive in March 2022, and it hopes to be the beginning of a new superhero trilogy. We do not know details of the plot, but it has already been revealed that his sources of inspiration are the comics The Long Halloween and Batman: Year One; It is also known that we will have several villains of the Bat Man such as The Penguin, The Riddler and Carmine Falcone.
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