In a press release issued by Warner Bros. today, Christopher Nolan announced that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises. You may know Ms. Kyle, by her more famous name, Catwoman. Also, the reason why Tom Hardy was cast has also made known. He’s Bane. The villain who broke Batman’s back leaving him paralyzed. Sounds like fun for the whole family! JoBlo reports:
Anne Hathaway is playing Selina Kyle (who, of course, eventually becomes Catwoman), and Tom Hardy is portraying Bane. While Catwoman has a long and storied history with the Bat, Bane is a relatively new foe, first appearing in DC Comics in 1993. Most know Bane as the “Man Who Broke the Bat” after the villainous character sniffed out Batman’s true identity and snapped his back, paralyzing him… Should be interesting to see where Nolan takes these two characters – I certainly never thought that Catwoman would appear in this particular Gotham. Here’s the full press release for y’all: Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Christopher Nolan stated, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.” In addition, Tom Hardy has been set to play Bane. Nolan said, “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”
Catwoman is a sexy, unrelenting badass, and Anne Hathaway was in the Princess Diaries once. Wonderful. For her sake, I hope they vacuum seal her in that leather costume, or I’m really going to start to think that Nolan believes Bruce Wayne is a closeted homosexual. First Maggie Gyllenhaal now Hathaway? Do Batman and Catwoman fight then go pick out comforters and table settings together? What’s happening here? But I’m more worried about how Nolan plans to turn Tom Hardy into this. Maybe saw him in Bronson. Or maybe they’re just pulling names out of a hat at this point. Maybe they cast Miley Cyrus as The Penguin or Kirk Cameron as a black guy.