I know. The Batman just came out two weeks ago so I shouldn’t be worrying too much about the lack of announcements for a spinoff or a comic book series featuring Kravitz’s iteration of Catwoman…and yet…I’m getting fidgety. Why? Well, I just saw this on Twitter today.
And suddenly I’m getting Finn erasure flashbacks all over again.
Finn, next to Rey, was the most important character in the Sequel Trilogy when The Force Awakens first came out. I mean, he was a stormtrooper who turned good! And there was the possibility of him having the Force too? What isn’t more fascinating than that?!
Instead of continuing to broaden his storyline through novels and a comic book series they gave the spotlight to Poe Dameron who suddenly became far more important than Finn ever would be. He got a 31-issue comic series, a novel detailing his story before he joined the Resistance, and when The Rise of Skywalker came out, he was larger than Finn on the poster, cementing the notion that he was more important than Finn.
Meanwhile, Finn only got two comic books:
The left one was a standalone issue which came out in 2019. That’s four years after The Force Awakens! And then the issue on the right also came out in 2019 but as you can see Finn is now placed behind Poe Dameron because Lucasfilm slowly but surely diminished Finn’s place in the storyline.
It feels like the same thing is happening to Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman.
Instead of being totally confident that Kravitz’s scene-stealing iteration of Catwoman would have people begging for more Selena Kyle content and announcing that she would, in fact, be getting her own series following The Batman they went with Colin Farrel’s Penguin instead. Don’t get me wrong, the Penguin was pretty great in the movie, but he was nowhere near as interesting, in my opinion, like Kyle.
Matt Reeves finally gave us a version of the character who felt like she could headline her own story. An iteration who stood on her own besides simply being eye candy or a romantic vessel for Batman.
I want to know more about her time in Gotham before she met Batman in a riveting prequel comic book series. But more importantly, I want a gritty spinoff series that details her transformation into a fully realized Catwoman.
I do not want DC Comics to leave this wonderful character floating in the wind until we see her again in another Batman movie, which may not even be the sequel.
And I don’t want her to have a role as a supporting character in someone else’s series. I think it’s past time for Catwoman, one of DC Comics’ most beloved characters, to have her own story told for a change. I mean, isn’t that what
What do you think? Would you like to see a Catwoman comic or spinoff? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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