January 19th, 2011

Batman: Personalized

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman?

Well, according to this headline at hollywoodreporter.com she is. The article goes on to say that she has nabbed the female lead in The Dark Knight Rises, but that the name of her character has yet to be announced. In short, they're making assumptions, but they're pretty sure Ms. Hathaway will be playing Selina Kyle in the film.

While I'm not exactly a fan of the idea of bringing Catwoman into this mix, it does seem like a fairly logical step. If I remember correctly, handmaiden_yane made a comment sometime in the past (in my review of Dark Knight, maybe?) that Catwoman should be a villain in the next movie. She called it and I didn't, I'll give her that.

Tom Hardy (who was in Nolan's Inception) has been cast as Bane. Should be interesting to see how Nolan brings that character to the screen, although I think we're getting to villain overload, a small part of what killed the Burton-era Batman movies.

Hey, I'm willing to wait and see. :)