Stephanie Beatriz, best known for her role as Rosa Diaz on NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is voicing Batwoman in a new animated film produced by DC, Warner Bros. Animation, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Titled Catwoman: Hunted, the anime-style movie follows Catwoman as she attempts to steal a priceless jewel. The heist puts her squarely in the crosshairs of a powerful consortium of villains, the ever-resourceful Interpol, and Beatriz’s Batwoman.
The announcement of Beatriz’s casting as Batwoman in the movie comes over a year after she took to Twitter to hint that she wouldn’t be opposed to replacing Ruby Rose in the titular role of The CW’s Batwoman. Tweeting “*reads everything about Batwoman” on the same day Rose revealed her exit from the Arrowverse series, Beatriz also revealed in response to a fan’s tweet that she dyed her hair red, which happens to be Kate Kane’s hair color in the comics.
In addition to Beatriz and Dynasty star Elizabeth Gillies, who will voice Catwoman in the upcoming film, other members of the voice cast include Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) as Black Mask, Steve Blum (Star Wars Rebel) as Solomon Grundy, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) as Julia Pennyworth, Keith David (The Princess and the Frog) as Tobias Whale, Zehra Fazal (How to Get Away from Murder) as Talia al Ghul and Nosferata, Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: First Contact) as King Faraday and Boss Moxie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place) as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King) as Cheshire, Andrew Kishino (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Mr. Yakuza and Domino 6, Eric Lopez (Young Justice) as Domino 1, Jacqueline Obradors (Six Days Seven Nights) as La Dama, and Ron Yuan (Mulan) as Doctor Tzin.
Directed by Shinsuke Terasawa from a script by Greg Weisman, Catwoman: Hunted will be produced by Ethan Spaulding and Colin A.B.V. Lewis, and executive produced by Sam Register. The film, which falls under the DC Animated Movie branding, is expected to come out in early 2022.