Catwoman is a fictional character in the DC Universe, who has been portrayed in various forms of media. One of the most notable portrayals was in the 2004 movie titled “Catwoman”.
The movie starred Halle Berry as the titular character and was directed by Pitof. However, there has been much debate over whether “Catwoman” is a Batman movie or not.
What is Catwoman?
Catwoman is a cat burglar and anti-heroine who first appeared in Batman #1 in 1940. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, she has since become one of Batman’s most popular allies and love interests. Over the years, Catwoman has had various interpretations in comics, movies, and TV shows.
The 2004 Movie
In 2004, Warner Bros. released “Catwoman” starring Halle Berry as Patience Phillips/Catwoman. The movie tells the story of a woman who gains cat-like powers after being resurrected by an Egyptian Mau cat. She then becomes Catwoman and fights against a cosmetics company that is creating dangerous products.
Is it a Batman Movie?
Despite featuring one of Batman’s most iconic characters, “Catwoman” does not take place within the same universe as any of the Batman movies that came before it or after it. It does not feature Bruce Wayne/Batman or any other characters from Gotham City.
Additionally, Catwoman’s origin story is different from what is portrayed in the comics. In the movie, she gains her powers from an Egyptian Mau cat instead of being a skilled thief who dons a catsuit to commit crimes.
Therefore, while “Catwoman” may be based on a character from the Batman comics, it cannot be considered a Batman movie due to its standalone nature and deviation from established canon.
The Future of Catwoman
In recent years, Catwoman has been portrayed in movies as a supporting character. Anne Hathaway played the character in 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises”, and Zoe Kravitz is set to play her in the upcoming “The Batman” movie.
It remains to be seen how these interpretations will differ from past portrayals of Catwoman and whether they will be more faithful to the source material.
While “Catwoman” may feature one of Batman’s most iconic characters, it cannot be considered a Batman movie due to its standalone nature and deviation from established canon. However, with new interpretations of the character on the horizon, it will be interesting to see how Catwoman continues to evolve in future movies and TV shows.