The Batman will introduce many of Gotham City’s most notorious citizens, including Selina Kyle, as played by Zoe Kravitz. Catwoman is obviously Bruce Wayne’s ultimate love interest, but the billionaire playboy isn’t exactly known for being a one-woman man and sure enough, it looks like Matt Reeves’ upcoming trilogy could see the Caped Crusader be paired up with various leading ladies.
We’re hearing from our sources this week – the same ones who previously told us that Luke Skywalker would show up in The Mandalorian – that Robert Pattinson wants his Bruce to have multiple love interests over the course of his tenure in the role. Though this is apparently simply the actor’s wish for the character, it seems fair enough to imagine that Reeves is thinking along those lines, too. After all, excepting Batman Begins and The Dark Knight both featuring Rachel Dawes (as played by Katie Holmes and then Maggie Gyllenhaal), every solo film for the hero to date has given Bruce a new girlfriend.
The Burton/Schumacher series featured Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger), Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman, Dr. Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman) and Julia Madison (Elle McPherson), and The Dark Knight Rises then introduced both Anne Hathaway’s Selina and Talia al Ghul (Marion Cotillard). Reeves’ trilogy could always feature new versions of Vicki or Talia, create original love interests like Rachel or dig deeper into the comics and adapt characters such as Silver St. Cloud or Vesper Fairchild.
It’s especially likely that Bruce will move on from Selina, too, seeing as Kravitz may be getting her own spinoff franchise, with intel pointing to a (new) Catwoman movie being in the works. In contrast to the Dark Knight trilogy ending Batman’s story by pairing him up with Selina, then, it seems the Reeves version of the couple might start out together before going their separate ways.
The Batman is all set to finally hit theaters on March 4th, 2022.