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Zoe Kravitz's New Haircut Proves She's Ready for Catwoman

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By Joe Allen

The news about casting for "The Batman" has left fans of the comic book character incredibly excited about the film. One of the more recent announcements was that Zoe Kravitz would be playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman alongside Robert Pattinson in the titular role.

Production under director Matt Reeves isn't expected to start until January, but Kravitz posted a photo to her Instagram that suggests she's already prepping for the role.

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In the photo, Kravitz is sporting a radically short new hairdo. That new, shorter cut is a convenient mirror of the haircut that Catwoman usually sports in the comics. Michelle Pfieffer and Anne Hathaway, two of the actors who have notably played Catwoman in the past, both notably lacked this signature pixie cut.

Although Pattinson and Kravitz haven't worked together a ton, the two have apparently known each other for years offscreen, and think the world of each other.

Robert Pattinson at Comic Con
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"Yes! Zoe's great and I've known her for years and years and years," Pattinson told Entertainment Tonight in an interview last month. "I mean, I've been friends with her for like ten years and she's brilliant."

Even besides Kravitz and Pattinson, the cast of "The Batman" is stacked with talent. "Westworld" star Jeffrey Wright is set to take on Commissioner Gordon, "Swiss Army Man" star Paul Dano will play Edward Nygma/The Riddler, and "The Lobster's" Colin Farrell will take on Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin. The cast also includes Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone. Newcomer Jayme Lawson has also been cast in an unknown role.

Matt Reeves at a panel
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"The Batman" will reportedly delve into the early years of Batman's time as a caped crusader in Gotham. In interviews, Reeves has suggested that the comic book "Batman: Year One" may serve as an inspiration for his story, but it's not likely to be a straight-up adaptation of the book. Instead, Reeves told a panel at the Television Critics Association that his adaptation would pull from a variety of sources.

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"We are definitely not doing Year One," Reeves said of his adaptation. "It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him. Obviously we’re not doing an origin tale or anything like that. We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though, and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me since I was a kid, made me love Batman.”

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