Big Little Lies star Zoë Kravitz has been cast as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson's Batman in the Caped Crusader's next big screen outing.

Variety reports that pre-production on The Batman is expected to start this summer, with War for the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves behind the lens.

Kravitz was congratulated on her casting by her step-father Jason Momoa who posted a picture of them together on Instagram saying he is "so freaking stoked" for her and that she will have "so much fun" filming.

Kravitz replied to the post saying, "LOVE YOU PAPABEAR! love that aquaman and catwomen spend the holidays together from now on."(sic)

Kravitz's husband Karl Glusman also took to Instagram to share the news, posting a picture of the 30-year-old star wearing a black eye mask and cat ears.

The Batman is due in cinemas on June 25, 2021.

Kravitz's casting follows the box office success of the Joaquin Phoenix-starring Batman spin-off Joker.

Her other film credits include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Kravitz is following in the footsteps of, among others, Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Halle Berry (Catwoman) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns) by taking on the Catwoman role.

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