“The thing that I tried to keep in check throughout, though, was just wanting to be agreeable and likeable to get the role,” Kravitz continued. “To read the script and say, ‘I love it. I love everything about it.’ Then I go to the audition and I have this puppy dog energy. It was important to give him an idea of what it’s really like to work with me. To say what I really think and, if we’re on set together, to ask the questions I want to ask. I tried to come at it from the angle where I am showing him what I see and feel about this character. I believe that’s why it happened and I got the role. Matt’s a fantastic director, and he’s really into talking about the character. We had some really good conversations. I had some thoughts about the character once I’d read the script too and they were welcomed.”Kravitz has spoken in the past about her relationship with some of the previous actresses who played Catwoman, and as she said elsewhere in the interview, she had seen all of those existing movies — but didn’t let that solely influence her character.
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad sees the return of Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, the team’s field leader who was also featured in the 2016 Suicide Squad. Throughout the new film, Kinnaman wears a t-shirt with a cartoon bunny on it. Originally, Kinnaman was going to don a Looney Tunes shirt, but Gunn decided against it. Instead, he created his own character. “I just drew Ultrabunny because originally we were gonna use, he was gonna wear a Wile E. Coyote t-shirt that said Venom ‘Help’ on it. Because that’s what he got from the people in Corto Maltese,” Gunn told BBC Radio 1. “But it seemed like a bit too much like — because it’s a Warner Bros. movie. If it was Mickey Mouse it would be okay, or if it was Wile E. and we were making a Disney movie I would be okay, but making a Warner Bros. movie with Wile E., I felt a little weird. Plus, I’m working on a Wile E. movie, so it’s like all these different things coming together and I just wasn’t sure about it.” Today, Gunn took to social media to share his original Ultrabunny doodle.
I’ve seen all the movies, yeah,” Kravitz continued. “I’ve read some of the comics now, but I wasn’t a comic head or anything. I also tried to think about it not as Catwoman, but as a woman, how does this make me feel? How are we approaching this and how are we making sure we’re not fetishising or creating a stereotype? I knew it needed to be a real person.”The Batman will see Robert Pattinson bringing about an entirely new take on the character, with a cast that also includes Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Paul Dano as The Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Real, Barry Keoghan as Officer Stanley Merkel, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.