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Slowly but surely we creep closer to the new Batman movie finally getting underway. The movie is in the middle of casting some major roles, and one of the biggest announcements that we've heard is that Zoe Kravitz will play the new Catwoman. Entering the world of the superhero movie is going to likely be a big step for Kravitz. Luckily, she has somebody she can talk to who has been through it all, Jason Momoa.
Jason Momoa is married to Lisa Bonet, Zoe Kravitz's mother, so the Aquaman actor has the ear of the young actress. Momoa has become a massive star thanks to Aquaman becoming the biggest DC Comics movie ever made. He says his way of congratulating Kravitz on getting the role was to let her know that her life would never be the same.
That’s actually the first thing I said to her -- ‘Your life’s going to change.’ I’ve been hiding for a good solid 18 years and all of a sudden, Aquaman happened and boom! So, that’s the one thing I don’t even know if I’m prepared for -- she’s going to be huge. She’s beautiful, she’s talented. She’s going to kill it and [I’ll be like], ‘Well, welcome to the team baby!
Jason Momoa has been acting for, as he tells ET, basically the last two decades. From early on he was able to land regular television work, with roles on everything from Baywatch to Stargate: Atlantis. Having said that, Momoa wasn't exactly a household name. His role on the popular Game of Thrones in 2011 was likely the role that began to get him noticed, but even then he was only on the popular show for a single season.
Today, however, everybody knows who Jason Momoa is. He's Aquaman, and based on the box office success of the film, he's no longer "in hiding." He's clearly a movie star.
Zoe Kravitz finds herself today in a somewhat similar position. He's been acting for just over a decade and while she's been in many movies and series, she has yet to have that breakout role that transforms her from "successful working actor" to "movie star."
It seems quite likely that playing the role of Catwoman in The Batman will change that. While it's certainly early, we have no idea how big the role actually is or how the character will fit in the story, Batman is DC's most successful character at the movies so it's basically guaranteed the movie will be big. Even if Catwoman doesn't become an ongoing character in the franchise, there's a pretty damn good chance that it will raise the actresses stock and she'll start being offered much bigger roles.
Filming on The Batman is expected to begin early next year ahead of a summer 2021 release.