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Zoë Kravitz Says Catwoman Is Bisexual in The Batman

Zoë Kravitz Says Catwoman Is Bisexual in The Batman


The cat's out of the bag, and the closet.

Call it the Valkyrie Effect.

In an interview with Australian website The Pedestrian, The Batman star Zoe Kravitz has revealed that in her interpretation of the character, Catwoman is bisexual.

The Pedestrianpoints to one particular scene in the new movie where Selina Kyle (played by Kravitz) is looking for her friend Anika. Kyle enters her apartment looking for Anika, and calls out for her, calling her "baby."

When the site asked Kravitz if that meant that Anika was more than just friends with Selena, she confirmed it. "That's definitely the way I interpreted that, that they had some kind of romantic relationship," she responded.

When the interviewer expressed happiness about the fact that Catwoman, who is often portrayed as bisexual in the comics, would finally be queer on the big screen, Kravitz "nodded emphatically," and said, "I agree!"

The Pedestrian also asked director Matt Reeves about the scene, but he was less on board with the idea.

"In terms of her relationship with Anika, I spoke to Zoe very early on and one of the things she said which I loved was that: 'She's drawn to strays because she was a stray and so she really wants to care for these strays because she doesn't want to be that way anymore and Anika is like a stray and she loves her," he said. "She actually represents this connection that she has to her mother who she lost, who was a stray anymore.'"

"So I don't think we meant to go directly in that way, but you can interpret it that way for sure," he continued. "She has an intimacy with that character and it's a tremendous and deep caring for that character, more so than a sexual thing, but there was meant to be quite an intimate relationship between them."

This news is awfully reminiscent of back in 2017 when queer actress Tessa Thompson confirmed that her character in Thor: Ragnarok, Valkyrie, was bisexual, although any scenes confirming that were cut from the final film.

"Val is bi in the comics & I was faithful to that in her depiction," Thompson tweeted. "But her sexuality isn't explicitly addressed in Thor: Ragnarok."

The major difference is that, at the time, Marvel Studios had no queer superheroes in its cinematic universe, and so Valkyrie's off-screen confirmation was the first time an MCU character was confirmed to be gay.

In the DCEU, there's already Harley Quinn, who was shown to be bisexual in her solo film, as well as Renee Montoya, a lesbian former cop in the same movie. More recently, the show Peacemaker introduced lesbian character Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks) and confirmed that the show's main character, Peacemaker, is bisexual.

Thankfully, Valkyrie is getting a storyline about searching for her new queen now that she's the King of Asgard in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. Maybe if Kravitz gets to continue playing Catwoman, she'll get to flesh out the character's love life a little bit more.

Until then, The Batman debuts in theaters March 3.

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