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Batman and Catwoman Tribute || The Telltale Series
Batman and Catwoman Tribute || The Telltale Series
Published: 2017/07/21
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Catwoman with Prince Charming?! Disney Cinderella Story - Shasha, Shiloh Onyx Kids
Catwoman with Prince Charming?! Disney Cinderella Story - Shasha, Shiloh Onyx Kids
Published: 2017/01/04
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Anne Hathaway talks about playing Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises Batman film
Anne Hathaway talks about playing Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises Batman film
Published: 2012/07/08
Channel: BlackTree TV
ASMR Roleplay: Catwoman kidnaps you!
ASMR Roleplay: Catwoman kidnaps you!
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: ASMRwithAllie
Superhero Roommates | Rudy Mancuso, Anwar Jibawi & Jimmy Tatro
Superhero Roommates | Rudy Mancuso, Anwar Jibawi & Jimmy Tatro
Published: 2016/09/22
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BATMAN The Telltale Series Walkthrough Gameplay Part 1 - Catwoman (Episode 1)
BATMAN The Telltale Series Walkthrough Gameplay Part 1 - Catwoman (Episode 1)
Published: 2016/08/02
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Cartoon Hook-Ups: Harley and Poison Ivy
Cartoon Hook-Ups: Harley and Poison Ivy
Published: 2015/08/08
Channel: Winky Dink Media
CATWOMAN EVOLUTION 1966-2017
CATWOMAN EVOLUTION 1966-2017
Published: 2016/12/18
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Do Batman and Catwoman still LOVE eachother? | #08 | Injustice - Gods among Us Playthrough
Do Batman and Catwoman still LOVE eachother? | #08 | Injustice - Gods among Us Playthrough
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: TheFutureCesar2011
Batman (Bruce Wayne) Love Interests! Catwoman, Talia al Ghul, Zatanna, & Batgirl | One
Batman (Bruce Wayne) Love Interests! Catwoman, Talia al Ghul, Zatanna, & Batgirl | One's Gotta Go!
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Spectacular Spoiler League
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Haley Bennett Cast as Catwoman? I'm Hyped!
Published: 2017/02/08
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Who Were All The Catwoman?
Who Were All The Catwoman?
Published: 2017/08/11
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Camren Bicondova Talks About the Evolution of Selina Kyle aka Catwoman at WonderCon 2017
Camren Bicondova Talks About the Evolution of Selina Kyle aka Catwoman at WonderCon 2017
Published: 2017/04/03
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Justice League Movie Cast 2017
Justice League Movie Cast 2017
Published: 2017/01/25
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Batman Arkham City - Catwoman - Walkthrough Gameplay - Part 1 [HD] (X360/PS3/PC)
Batman Arkham City - Catwoman - Walkthrough Gameplay - Part 1 [HD] (X360/PS3/PC)
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Catwoman Vs. Wonder Woman?
Catwoman Vs. Wonder Woman?
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Enters the catwoman|Batman The Telltale Series
Enters the catwoman|Batman The Telltale Series
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Road to Arkham Knight - Lego Batman Walkthrough - Part 6 - Catwoman Boss Battle
Road to Arkham Knight - Lego Batman Walkthrough - Part 6 - Catwoman Boss Battle
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BATMAN The Telltale Series Episode 3 ENDING - Walkthrough Gameplay Part 3
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Barbie & Catwoman Pregnant Batman & Robin Faint by Imaginext-Toys
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Catwoman Cosplay Makeup (SUICIDE SQUAD EDITION)
Published: 2017/03/31
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BATMAN: THE TELLTALE SERIES | Episode 1 Gameplay Walkthrough | Part 1 (Catwoman)
BATMAN: THE TELLTALE SERIES | Episode 1 Gameplay Walkthrough | Part 1 (Catwoman)
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Catwoman - Batman: The Telltale Series - Ep. 1: Realm of Shadows Part 1 (PS4)
Catwoman - Batman: The Telltale Series - Ep. 1: Realm of Shadows Part 1 (PS4)
Published: 2016/08/09
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BATMAN The Telltale Series Walkthrough Gameplay Part 3 - Selina Kyle (Episode 1)
BATMAN The Telltale Series Walkthrough Gameplay Part 3 - Selina Kyle (Episode 1)
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CATWOMAN LOL Surprise Custom Doll DIY | Toy Tutorial | Lil Outrageous Littles
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BATMAN: The Telltale Series Part 1 - Catwoman (Episode 1)
BATMAN: The Telltale Series Part 1 - Catwoman (Episode 1)
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Batman Telltale Episode 1 Walkthrough - Part 1 (Batman vs Catwoman)
Batman Telltale Episode 1 Walkthrough - Part 1 (Batman vs Catwoman)
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Batman: Arkham City Side Mission - Catwoman
Batman: Arkham City Side Mission - Catwoman's Loot (HD,60fps)
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Batman Medley! - Harley Quinn Vs Joker vs Cat Woman, & Batman! Family Friendly
Published: 2012/08/30
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BATMAN The Telltale Series Walkthrough Gameplay Part 1 - Catwoman (Episode 1)
BATMAN The Telltale Series Walkthrough Gameplay Part 1 - Catwoman (Episode 1)
Published: 2016/12/09
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Batman: The Telltale Series | Episode 1 - Chapter 1 | CATWOMAN!? | No Commentary | Xbox One GAMEPLAY
Batman: The Telltale Series | Episode 1 - Chapter 1 | CATWOMAN!? | No Commentary | Xbox One GAMEPLAY
Published: 2016/08/07
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Batman The Telltale Series Gameplay Walkthrough Part 4 – Catwoman Exposed (Episode 1)
Batman The Telltale Series Gameplay Walkthrough Part 4 – Catwoman Exposed (Episode 1)
Published: 2016/08/04
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BATMAN SEASON 2 THE ENEMY WITHIN EPISODE 1 Walkthrough Gameplay Part 2 - Enigma (Telltale)
Published: 2017/08/02
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Batman - The Telltale Series - Episode 3 Part 5 - Catwoman gets Frisky! Meoww
Batman - The Telltale Series - Episode 3 Part 5 - Catwoman gets Frisky! Meoww
Published: 2016/12/05
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Catwoman Face Paint Tutorial
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LEGO Batman Movie Catwoman Catcycle Chase review! 70902
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Batman Telltale. Batman Meets Catwoman
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BATMAN The Telltale Series: Gameplay Walkthrough - Part 1 - Catwoman & Falcone [Episode 1]
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Adaptations of Catwoman in other media
Created by Bob Kane
Bill Finger
Original source Comics published by DC Comics
First appearance Batman #1 (1940)
Films and television
Film(s) Batman (1966)
Batman Returns (1992)
Catwoman (2004)
Batman: Year One (2011)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 (2013)
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)
Television
show(s)
Batman (1966)
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
The Batman (2004)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Gotham (2014)

Catwoman is a fictional character first appearing in Batman #1. After her debut she would appear in many forms of media appearing in the Batman TV series and its film adaption, Batman Returns, the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, the critically panned Catwoman, the hit film The Dark Knight Rises and the popular Batman: Arkham series just to name a few.

She has been portrayed by Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Camren Bicondova and has been voiced by Adrienne Barbeau, Grey DeLisle, and numerous others.

Television[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Batman (1966–1968)[edit]

Julie Newmar as Catwoman in the first and second seasons (1966-1967) of the Batman TV series.

Catwoman in the 1966 live action television series Batman is portrayed by Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt.[1] Newmar portrayed Catwoman in the first and second season, and Kitt portrayed a different Catwoman in the third season. This character, later confirmed to be a different character than Newmar's Catwoman[2] was given neither a background nor an alter ego, but focused instead on her costumed aspects. The costume created for the series was similar to the green catsuit appearing in the comics at the time, though it was constructed by Newmar from black Lurex fabric.[citation needed] One of these costumes tailored for Newmar is part of the collection of the Smithsonian Institution.[3]

Due to other commitments, Newmar was unavailable for the tie-in film produced after the first season, and for the series' third season.[4] The producers cast Meriwether[5] for the film and Kitt[6] for the third season. An uncredited Caucasian body double played the role in a cameo in "The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra", the series' penultimate episode.

Birds of Prey[edit]

The 2002 television series Birds of Prey included an adaptation of the Silver Age Huntress as one of its main characters. Catwoman was also adapted for the series as she is an integral component of the back story for Huntress. That adaptation was limited to the alter ego, a costume design similar to the one used in the 1992 film Batman Returns, and adding the aspect of the character being a "metahuman". Catwoman was portrayed by an unidentified actress and her appearances were limited to a flashback of her death which was edited into the series title sequence and the rare in-episode flashback.

Gotham[edit]

A younger version of Selina Kyle is featured in the TV series Gotham, portrayed by Camren Bicondova.[7] Selina Kyle is depicted as a 13-year-old thief and orphan who lives on the streets of Gotham City. In the series' pilot episode, she witnesses the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne.[8] She forms a tenuous alliance with Gotham City Police Department Detective Jim Gordon after he saves her from kidnappers working for the Dollmaker.[9] She promises to help him solve the Wayne murders if he helps her get out of trouble with the law. Gordon arranges for her to stay at Wayne Manor, where she befriends the young Bruce Wayne.[10] She saves him from a gang of hired killers, and gives him his first kiss.[11] She also helps Bruce find Reggie Payne, the man who stabbed Bruce's butler Alfred Pennyworth. She pushes Payne out of a window to prevent him from telling the people who hired him that she and Bruce are onto them.[12] In the season finale, "All Happy Families are Alike", Selina meets mobster Fish Mooney upon her return to Gotham City and joins her gang. She disappears during a skirmish between Mooney and Maroni's forces.[13]

Camren Bicondova portrays a younger Selina Kyle an orphaned teenager living on the streets of Gotham City who goes by the nickname "Cat" on the 2014 TV series Gotham

In the show's second season, she is working for Oswald Cobblepot.[14] She also helps a young Firefly take revenge on a gang of sex traffickers,[15] and tries to protect Bruce from corrupt billionaire Theo Galavan and his niece, Silver St. Cloud. She teams up with Gordon and Cobblepot to save Bruce when he is kidnapped by the Sacred Order of Saint Dumas.[16] She then briefly takes him to live with her on the streets so he can learn firsthand how criminals operate.[17] She volunteers to help Bruce find out what Hugo Strange is up to at Indian Hill, a secret laboratory in the bowels of Arkham Asylum, but once inside she finds herself threatened by Firefly and Mr. Freeze. Firefly ultimately decides to defend Selina, however, and incapacitates Strange. Selina then offers to help Bruce investigate the secret society behind his parents' murder.[18]

In the third season, Selina and Bruce begin a relationship. Their relationship is tested, however, by the arrival of Selina's estranged mother, Maria, who claims to need money to pay off a man who is threatening her. Bruce sees immediately that she is just using Selina to pull a scam, but goes along with it to avoid hurting Selina's feelings. When Selina sees her mother's true colors, she blames Bruce and breaks up with him.[19] Bruce receives a letter from Selina, but it was from his doppelgänger 514A, and she orders him to stay away from her. 514A, after posing as Bruce for several days and is dying from the flaws in his experimentation, attempts to get her to leave Gotham but she boldly points out that he will never be the man Bruce is and attempts to tell Alfred but is pushed out a window and seemingly killed. However, a group of cats swarm around her, and she is taken to the hospital, where Ivy helps heal her. In the season finale, she tries to make contact with Bruce again, but he rebuffs her, and she subsequently begins training with Tabitha Galavan.

Animated[edit]

Super Friends[edit]

Catwoman was originally supposed to be featured in the Challenge of the Super Friends season of Super Friends as a member of the Legion of Doom. However, due Filmation's The New Adventures of Batman development at that time, Catwoman was restricted to appear in the show. She was eventually replaced with Cheetah.[20]

Filmation Batman series[edit]

Catwoman was first adapted to television animation by Filmation, for the 1968 series The Batman/Superman Hour. The character design and aspects adapted were similar to those used in the previous live-action television series: a focus on the character in costume, lack of a backstory, and use of the then-current green catsuit. Like the live action TV series, Catwoman behaved like many of her villainous counterparts (Joker, Riddler), by speaking in puns and hiring henchmen who wore outfits similar to hers. Jane Webb was cast to provide the voice for the character.[citation needed]

Filmation returned to the character in 1977 for the animated series The New Adventures of Batman, where Melendy Britt was cast to voice the character in four episodes.[citation needed] Again, no backstory or alter ego were presented within the episodes. The yellow and orange costume design used was unique to the series.

DC animated universe[edit]

Catwoman, as she appears in Batman: The Animated Series (left) and The New Batman Adventures (right).

Catwoman was adapted for Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures, set in the same continuity from the DC Animated Universe, voiced by Adrienne Barbeau.[21] A spin-off focused on the character was in production before being cancelled, and was reconsidered years later as a dual spin-off also focused on Nightwing.[22]

The character design for Batman: The Animated Series was as a long-haired blonde look (based on Michelle Pfeiffer's appearance) when Selina wasn't wearing her costume, and the costume itself was a predominately gray catsuit based on the costume used in Batman Returns as well, and with long black gloves and high-heeled boots.

When The New Batman Adventures went into development, Catwoman's redesign resulted in an all-black catsuit, blue-white face make-up and short black hair. The first series establishes Catwoman as a socialite and animal rights activist in addition to a costumed thief in the early appearances. Beyond this, no backstory or actual origin is provided within the series. The series does play somewhat on the relation between Batman and Catwoman. She had a crush on Batman, but tried to keep her distance between her and Bruce Wayne.

Catwoman also appears in the short featurette "Chase Me".

In Batman Beyond, Catwoman doesn't appear as her ultimate fate after her last appearance in "Chase Me" remains completely unknown. However, she was mentioned by Bruce at the end of the episode "Dead Man's Hand". After the release of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, a second movie with an ancient Catwoman as a main character was planned by Bruce Timm, but was finally scrapped.[23] However, in Justice League Unlimited's episode "Epilogue", it was revealed that Selina eventually reformed and became an ally of Batman.

The Batman[edit]

Catwoman, as seen in The Batman.

Catwoman was adapted along with a number of other Batman related characters for the 2004 animated series The Batman, voiced by Gina Gershon. The character design used was based loosely on the then-current costume used in the comic books. This resulted in a black/dark grey catsuit with a pull-up collar mask, dark red, claw-tipped gloves, a black cowl with exaggerated cat ears, and large amber goggles. The initial episode featuring Catwoman establishes her as working as a charity fund raiser in her identity of Selina Kyle. With the remaining appearances focusing on her activities only as Catwoman, an origin for the character is never provided.

Batman Black and White[edit]

Catwoman appears in the Batman Black and White motion comics, voiced by Janyse Jaud.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold[edit]

Catwoman was among the many DC Comics characters adapted for the 2008 animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, voiced by Nika Futterman. Keeping with the tone of the show, the character design used for most of her appearances was drawn from the 1950s through mid-1960s and again from the late 1970 to the mid-1980s. This being the purple long sleeved dress with green cloak and purple headdress/mask with cat-ears.

DC Nation[edit]

Catwoman appeared in the Batman of Shanghai shorts on the DC Nation block voiced by Stephanie Sheh. In a departure from the comics, she was portrayed as a Chinese thief active in Shanghai during the 1930s.

DC Super Hero Girls[edit]

Catwoman appears in the web series DC Super Hero Girls as a student at Super Hero High, voiced by Cristina Pucelli.

Film[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Batman (1966)[edit]

Lee Meriweather portrayed the first feature film version of Catwoman in the 1966 film Batman

The first feature film to include an adaptation of Catwoman was Batman, produced immediately after production of the first season of the 1966 television series of the same name. When the producers realized that Julie Newmar would be unavailable due to prior commitments, they cast Lee Meriwether to portray the character.[4]

Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, a television film which aired in 2003, was a semi-documentary of the production of the 1966 television series and film. It featured dramatizations one of which included Julia Rose portraying a young Julie Newmar on set in character as Catwoman. Newmar and Meriwether also appeared in the film.[24][25]

Batman Returns (1992)[edit]

Catwoman in 1992 film Batman Returns.
Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed Catwoman in 1992 film Batman Returns.

Catwoman is portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1992 feature film Batman Returns. Re-created by Daniel Waters, the character is based on the Selina Kyle from "Catwoman: Her Sister's Keeper". Annette Bening was originally cast in the role but dropped out due to pregnancy.[26] Other actresses including Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Jennifer Beals, Lorraine Bracco and Demi Moore were all linked to the role, and actress Sean Young campaigned heavily to get it (even turning up to Warner Bros. Studios in a homemade Catwoman suit). When it was suggested to Tim Burton that Michelle Pfeiffer was interested, something clicked to the producers thinking "She's perfect. She also could be both Selina Kyle and Catwoman."[27]

This version of Selina Kyle is depicted as a mousy, lonely, and frustrated secretary of corrupt tycoon Max Shreck. After Selina accidentally discovers Shreck's plot to build a power plant that would steal Gotham's electricity, Shreck attempts to murder her by pushing her out the window of his top-story office. She survives the fall and is mysteriously revived by a group of alley cats that flock around her and begin gnawing at her fingers. When she returns home, she suffers a psychotic breakdown and becomes Catwoman. As part of her larger plan to destroy Schreck, she allies herself with the Penguin, which attracts Batman's attention. Meanwhile, she begins a relationship with Bruce Wayne, at first not knowing that he is Batman. At the climax of the film, Catwoman tries to kill Shreck. Although Shreck shoots her several times, he fails to kill her. She then kills Shreck by kissing him with a taser in her mouth while holding onto an exposed power cable. An explosion ensues, but afterwards, Batman only finds Shreck's charred corpse; Catwoman is not present. As the Bat-signal later shines in the night sky, a figure wearing Catwoman's outfit watches it from afar, suggesting that she survived.

The film's interpretation of Catwoman derives heavily from the Pre-Crisis version of the character.[28]

Aborted spin-off[edit]

Burton was interested in returning to direct a sequel of Batman Returns, but was credited as producer.[29] With Warner Bros. moving on development for Batman Forever in June 1993, a Catwoman spin-off was announced. Michelle Pfeiffer was to reprise her role, with the character not to appear in Forever because of her own spin-off.[30]

Burton became attached as director, while producer Denise Di Novi and writer Daniel Waters also returned.[31] In January 1994, Burton was unsure of his plans to direct Catwoman or an adaptation of "The Fall of the House of Usher".[32] On June 16, 1995, Waters turned in his Catwoman script to Warner Bros., the same day that Batman Forever was released. Burton was still being courted to direct. Waters joked, "Turning it in the day Batman Forever opened may not have been my best logistical move, in that it's the celebration of the fun-for-the-whole-family Batman. Catwoman is definitely not a fun-for-the-whole-family script."[33] In an August 1995 interview, Pfeiffer re-iterated her interest in the spin-off, but explained her priorities would be challenged as a mother and commitments to other projects.[34] The film labored in development hell for years, with Pfeiffer replaced by Ashley Judd. The film ended up becoming the critically panned Catwoman (2004), starring Halle Berry.[35][36]

Aborted Batman reboot[edit]

In 2000, Warner Bros. commissioned Darren Aronofsky for an adaptation of Batman: Year One to reboot the Batman franchise. The script featured an African-American Selina Kyle/Catwoman with a prominent role."[37]

Catwoman (2004)[edit]

Patience Phillips was Catwoman but not Selina Kyle of the DC Universe in the 2004 film Catwoman
Halle Berry portrayed Catwoman in the 2004 film Catwoman

In 2004, the feature film Catwoman was released. Starring Halle Berry, this film's Catwoman bears little resemblance to the comic book version. Berry portrays Patience Phillips, an artist and graphics designer who works for a cosmetics company called Hedare Beauty, which is ready to ship a new skin cream called Beau-Line that is able to reverse the effects of aging. However, as Patience visits the factory where it is being manufactured, she learns that the product has deadly side-effects. Laurel Hedare (Sharon Stone), the wife of the company's CEO, orders her killed. Hedare's minions drown her, but she is mysteriously brought back to life by Midnight, an Egyptian Mau cat, and from that point on develops cat-like abilities. A researcher named Ophelia Powers (Frances Conroy) tells Patience that Egyptian Mau cats serve as messengers of the goddess Bast, suggesting that Patience has been granted supernatural powers. Wearing a mask to disguise her identity, Patience stalks the night as Catwoman seeking revenge against her murderers. Eventually, her search leads her to Hedare, who murders her husband and frames her for it. In the film's climactic fight scene between Hedare and Catwoman, Hedare falls to her death. Patience is cleared of murder charges, and decides to become Catwoman permanently.

The movie alludes to other women who have been granted such cat-like abilities, particularly in a scene in which Patience is introduced to a series of photos of prior Catwomen, including Pfeiffer's Batman Returns version of Selina Kyle.

The film's story has nothing to do with the Batman universe, and is considered "Catwoman in name only". It was poorly received by critics and audiences, and is commonly listed as one of the worst films ever made.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)[edit]

Jewel thief Selina Kyle disguised as her alter ego Catwoman in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises
Anne Hathaway portrayed Catwoman in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises

Selina Kyle is portrayed by Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises.[38][39] Entertainment Weekly describes this version as an enigma, a wily and witty con artist, as well as a high society grifter. She is depicted as a femme fatale antiheroine whose actions often blur ethical lines, similar to her portrayal in the comics.

In the film, Selina Kyle is hired by corrupt businessman John Daggett to steal Bruce Wayne's fingerprints; Daggett in exchange promises to expunge her criminal record with a "Clean Slate" computer program. Bane subsequently uses Bruce's prints to attack Gotham City's stock exchange and bankrupt Bruce with bogus stock trades. She also steals the pearl necklace belonging to Bruce's deceased mother and takes a congressman hostage. After Daggett betrays her, Selina leads Batman to Bane's trap without realizing that Batman and Bruce are the same person. She attempts to flee Gotham, fearing that Bane's terrorist group will eventually kill her. John Blake arrests her for kidnapping and takes her to Blackgate Prison to await trial. She is subsequently "released" when Bane takes control of Gotham. When Batman returns to Gotham and offers her the "Clean Slate", she aids the Dark Knight in liberating Gotham City from Bane's chaos. With Selina's help, Batman rescues Lucius Fox. Using the Batpod, Selina destroys the blockade at the tunnel leading out of Gotham. During the battle, Selina kills Bane with the Batpod's grenade launcher and helps Batman destroy Talia al Ghul's convoy. At the end of the movie, Bruce leaves the Batman mantle behind and enters a relationship with Selina. She is never referred to as "Catwoman" in the film, although she does receive the moniker in related The Dark Knight Rises collectibles and books. Instead, emphasis is made upon her profession as a "cat" burglar in headlines shown in the film; also, her safecracking goggles resemble cat ears when not in use.

DC Extended Universe[edit]

Catwoman will appear in Gotham City Sirens.

Animated[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • Catwoman appears as a boss in the 1993 Batman Returns game based on Tim Burton's 1992 film.
  • In the 1999 side-scroller Catwoman video game by Kemco, Catwoman is hired by Talia al Ghul to steal an ancient crystal skull from the Gotham City Museum. Ra's al Ghul wants to use the skull to create a powerful weapon that will be capable of destroying an entire city.
  • The Patience Phillips version of Catwoman appears in the Catwoman video game (a tie-in to 2004's Catwoman feature film) voiced by Jennifer Hale.[42]
  • Catwoman appears as a fighter in the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, played by Brenda Barrie and voiced by P. J. Mattson. This version is classified as a villain in the game. Her role in the game is small. Her game ending features her returning to Gotham City and discovering that due to the magical essence of the worlds merging, she now has the ability to transform into a black panther at will, enhancing her speed and strength.
  • Catwoman appears in Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame, voiced again by Nika Futterman. In the game, she teams up with Catman to steal an ancient artifact and turn all of the police into cats, in order to terrorize the city easier.
  • Catwoman appears in DC Universe Online, voiced by Kelley Huston. She is classified as a villain and is seen as a member of the Secret Society of Super Villains, although her main plot is considered heroic and far from villainy.
  • Catwoman appears as a playable character in Infinite Crisis, voiced again by Grey DeLisle.[43]
  • Catwoman appears in the mobile game DC Legends.[44]

Lego Batman[edit]

Batman: Arkham[edit]

The character is voiced by Grey DeLisle, where this version has a range of different animations and abilities.

Catwoman in a promotional image for Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Chronologically, she first appears in Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.
  • While Catwoman does not appear in Batman: Arkham Asylum, parts of her costume are found on display inside Arkham Asylum's old mansion and scanning them to solve one of the Riddler's riddles will unlock her bio. She is also referenced by the Joker addressing a crate of Venom to the character as a gift, and appears on a list of Arkham inmates liberated by Harley Quinn.
  • She physically appears as a playable character in Batman: Arkham City. She first appears in the prologue of the game, breaking into a safe belonging to Two-Face, in order to retrieve the blueprints of Hugo Strange's confiscated goods vault, where the prison warden is holding loot of Selina's. However, she is captured by Two-Face in the act, is held hostage in his courthouse. Dangling above a vat of acid, Catwoman is given a mock-trial by Two-Face, before being rescued by Batman. She retrieves the blueprints, and seeks out Poison Ivy's help. After some convincing, Ivy agrees to help her break into the vault. Once Catwoman is in, however, Hugo Strange's genocidal Protocol 10 is enacted, and she reluctantly leaves her loot to rescue Batman, who is pinned under fallen rubble and left for dead. After saving his life, she attempts to retrieve her belongings from her apartment and flee the prison-city, only to find a bomb planted by Two-Face. Surviving the explosion, she seeks out Two-Face once again, slashing him across the face and leaving to collect her belongings.
  • She later returns as a playable character in Batman: Arkham Knight. Riddler contacts Batman, and informs him that he has Catwoman hostage, and that in order to free her, Batman must complete a series of trials. With each trial he completes, Catwoman is rewarded with a key that will defuse one of the bombs strapped around her neck. Batman and Catwoman eventually find all nine keys, and Catwoman is free to leave the orphanage where she was hostage. However, she returns when Batman comes back to confront the Riddler, and the two defeat him. After the fight, Catwoman and Batman finally kiss, before Batman pushes her away, telling her this is the last time they will see each other. Later that night, he is unmasked and seemingly kills himself.
    • Catwoman returns as a playable character in the DLC expansion mission Catwoman's Revenge. Taking place the night after Arkham Knight, Catwoman infiltrates one of the Riddler's hideouts while he is in prison. She finds his robot factory underground, and steals all of his money before destroying the facility.
  • In Batman: Arkham VR postcards from Selina Kyle which correspond with newspaper clippings of various jewelry heists can be found at the beginning of the game.
  • Catwoman appears in the mobile game Batman: Arkham Underworld, acting as an information officer who keeps the player updated on the activities of Gotham City, as well as teaching new mechanics to the player and occasionally giving them missions in the form of favors for her services.

Injustice[edit]

  • Catwoman appears as a playable fighter in Injustice: Gods Among Us,[46] with Grey DeLisle reprising her role from Batman: Arkham City.[47] This version was formerly a part of Batman's Insurgency, but switched over to Superman's Regime prior to the game's story. In Catwoman's ending, Catwoman resolves to fight crime in the newly-rebuilt Gotham City until she can reconcile with Batman. In the game, Catwoman has various alternate outfits such as mainstream and alternate as well as the design from Batman: Arkham City.
  • Catwoman returns as a playable character in Injustice 2 voiced again by Grey DeLisle. In the story she appears as a member of Grodd's society, but is revealed to be a double agent working for Batman. She teams up with Cyborg and Harley Quinn to bring Brother Eye out of Brainiac's control. In her single player ending, she gets together with Bruce after defeating Brainiac, but leaves him after quickly getting bored of the lifestyle. She steals a Mother Box to travel the galaxy stealing as much as her heart desires. This is the first media outside of the comics to reference Selina's sister, Maggie, as Atrocitus is interested in how she affects Selina's rage.[48]

Telltale's Batman[edit]

  • Catwoman appears in Batman: The Telltale Series, voiced by Laura Bailey.[49] She first appears during the opening of the first episode, trying to steal a data drive from Mayor Hamilton Hill's office, where she is confronted by Batman. After a brief fight, she manages to escape using his grappling gun, but loses the drive during the scuffle. As Selina Kyle, she meets Bruce Wayne the next day, being introduced by Harvey Dent (whom she is dating), and deduces that he is Batman upon noticing an injury she gave him. After being unsuccessful to convince him to give her back the drive, she gives him the address where she was to meet her employer, hoping he will be able to take care of him and not suffer repercussions. Catwoman also helps Batman stop a Children of Arkham attack on the Mayoral Debate after he helps her defeat men sent by her employer, the Penguin. Though Selina works the Children of Arkham in an attempt to clear her debt to the group, she later leaves them after being held hostage and used in an attempt to lure Batman out. After he is critically wounded in a fight with Lady Arkham, she takes him to her apartment to recover and, if the player chooses to, sleeps with him. After Harvey destroys her apartment after finding Bruce there, she either leaves Gotham or stays briefly at Wayne Manor, though leaves after Bruce's incarceration in Arkham Asylum. After both Penguin and Harvey are defeated by Batman, Selina steals a prototype from Wayne Enterprises' R&D department. When caught trying to escape by Bruce, she admits to have only gotten close to him to access the piece of tech. Giving back the prototype back to him, Selina will leave Gotham, regardless of what is said by Bruce. Depending the player's actions, Bruce will either stay on good terms with Selina, receiving a cat themed postcard from her during the epilogue, or lose contact with her completely.
  • Catwoman returns in the second season, titled The Enemy Within. Prior to her return, Selina's postcard and broken goggles appear in the Batcave as part of her display. After the Pact retrieves Riddler's body from the Agency, it is revealed that she had been hired by them to steal a component required for their operations.

Radio[edit]

  • Catwoman, voiced by Lorelei King, appeared in the Batman radio drama The Lazarus Syndrome (1989)

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