Anne Hathaway Officially Cast as Catwoman in 'Dark Knight Rises'!
Out of almost nowhere, Warner Bros decides to drop some confirmation on two major roles in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. The nice was announced in a press release and apparently the two roles cast today are roles no one expected. First, Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle, the altar ego of Catwoman! "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," Nolan said. And second, Tom Hardy, who we already know is in the cast, has been confirmed as the villain Bane, another very odd pick most didn't see coming.
Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by David S. Goyer. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven. "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." The press release doesn't include any other info besides to mention that Christian Bale will be back as Batman. Wow, some very odd choices for characters, and I'm not sure everyone will be happy. There's been a fake synopsis floating around involving Deadshot and "The Society" that has been getting fans riled up, but it's obvious that was all made up. Now we have a hint at the direction they're going and it's… Catwoman, really? Not sure what to make of all this news yet. Thoughts?
Warner Bros has The Dark Knight Rises scheduled to hit theaters starting on July 20th, 2012. Chris Nolan is currently in pre-production and is still set to start shooting later this year once he gets a full cast together.