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Hathaway Teases a Catwoman Spin-Off 'Only With the Right People'

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July 23, 2012
Source: Digital Spy

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

Oh, I am very happy to be writing about this. While I despised the 2004 Halle Berry Catwoman spin-off, I will fully admit that Anne Hathaway as "Selina Kyle" in The Dark Knight Rises was one of my favorite characters (I'm not alone). I love her (Hathaway) already and had a good feeling she was going to going to be memorable in this. She plays such a devious, layered, sexy, fun, badass character and really takes it to the next level. Who wouldn't want to see more of her? Well, she was asked in a recent interview if she would continue to play Catw—Selina. Her answer, "I think it would be lovely", is a big tease, but I'm fine with that.

Oscar nominated actress Anne Hathaway, who is currently finishing up Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, spoke with Digital Spy (via The Playlist) about playing Selina Kyle / Catwoman and if there might be more of her in the future. "I thought it was probably best to focus on being a part of Chris Nolan's Gotham City," she explains about playing the character. Her key quote is rather vague, but good nonetheless. She states:

"I think it would be lovely to see more of her but only if it's with the right people," Hathaway said. "She lives in this Gotham City and so it would have to be established by the people who have made this Gotham City. For me, at least."

Look, we all know this is just the press spinning this into some crazy rumor, just to see if we can somehow continue Nolan's Batman series beyond TDKR. Without spoiling much, Nolan sets up a few good threads that could continue in multiple directions. Not that it will happen, but they're there. More Catwoman is definitely one of them. Especially because I think a lot of people fell in love with her and her character in this one. She is so damn good, and every time I go back to see it (I'm up to three times) I find more and more to get out of her. And I just love watching her fight and kick ass in that leather outfit, what can I say? Is Warner Bros getting the message? Maybe the spin-off movie (oh—shot entirely on IMAX) is a good idea?

Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises

One of my favorite shots of Hathaway as Selina. Since the release of The Dark Knight Rises, we haven't had a lot of time to really talk about her yet, and I thought it would be fun to discuss her further in this context. I would like to see more of her, but as she said, it really needs to be "with the right people"—meaning, pretty much, Chris Nolan and that's it. Only time will tell what Warner Bros decides to do and if they continue any of the characters beyond Nolan's universe. Do you want to see more Catwoman? Is there any hope?

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  • http://twitter.com/Wildcard2500 Arvin Mendoza
    SPOILER -- my favorite scene was when she screamed as the cops entered the bar to look for the congressman. Very devious!
  • Danimal
    SPOILER ALERT: I personally felt (and this is solely just my opinion/perspective on this) that Nolan set up the ending to be continued on in the same universe he created, with Robin and Catwoman there. Obviously he's made it clear that he personally is done with Batman for obvious reasons, but the way he ended it almost says to me like he's passing the torch saying "here's a good starting point." Theeeennnnn again he did say he was just done with "Batman" and never mentioned "Robin" or "Catwoman" right ;) J/k....a man can dream can't he.
    • blargh
      He clearly isn't done with dc as a whole or he wouldn't have produced Man of Steel. I hope anyway.
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001009395167 Marc Arsenault
      Catwoman story is finished though. John Blakes isn't but Catwomans is. Did you not watch the movie?
  • faaaat
    i love it, but honestly id want a high profile director to take this on. and it would need to continue this gritty world that nolan created. i think all spin offs need nolan's input completely for it to work. if he isnt involved, i say no spin offs at all
  • http://twitter.com/sammysoso505 Sam Hanley
    SPOILERS!! The Catwoman story is pretty much done at the end of TDKR, she's taken her clean slate and along with Bruce is starting a life outside of Gotham. I guess if Nolan came up with something to bring her back, it would have to involve bringing Bruce back to Gotham too. That really doesn't make sense to me, but I'd trust Nolan if it happened. But seriously, no one besides Nolan should be allowed near this current incarnation of the Bat-verse.
  • JC Tenney
    I'd be in. Any good sites to get more awesome shots of catwoman?
  • nathan
    *Spoiler Alert*No, even though I did like her portrayal of the character in TDKR, it'll go against what she was trying to do in that movie and the ending. Throughout the movie she was trying to clear her name and she finally did at the end when she helps Batman, plus she ends up with Bruce Wayne in what seems to be a happily ever after life. But this is Hollywood where characters can come back from the dead so anything's possible. But realistically, there's not going to be a Catwoman spinoff, well at least not with Nolan helming it.
  • Agent13
    Who says it has to be AFTER The Dark Knight Rises?
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      *gasp* Ohhh shit! You're on to something here! Yeaaa, now I'm REALLY in for this.
    • Faceman
      Should be a prequel depicting Selina Kyle's origin story as to how she became "The Cat Burglar." In the film it is mentioned that she broke out of the women's correctional at the age of 16. This shouldn't be in Gotham though. I think they should make this in another city of the DC Comics and all through the film they can explain how she ended up in Gotham City and at the end she finds herself in Gotham City. Would be so interesting and Hathaway owns this role, well at least the Nolan based Catwoman.
  • John
    I'd definitely watch it, they just need to come up with a decent story. Maybe something to do with Black Mask? I'm honestly not too familiar with the stories of Catwoman from the comics.
  • BinaryChaos
    A poll should be done where the question is what people would be more interested in. A Batman reboot or a catwomen spin-off? Honestly for me I'd rather see a Batman reboot with catwoman somehow involved. I've always found Batman more interesting than catwoman and she doesn't seem to work well as a standalone character in my eyes without Batman to challenge her.
  • Brigador Stamback
    I love the idea of a Catwoman/Batman cameo... cause you never know Robin a young Batman will need some training/assistance at the beginning. Also if you guys did not notice they introduced us to Holly Robinson. I think all this would only work is there is Nolan on the team. But a Robin leading into batman film would be equally as cool.
  • Blargh.
    OH MY GOSH HOW AMAZING WOULD THIS BE. They should really look at doing a Nightwing with JGL as well. Can't they just throw money at Nolan till he agrees? How incredible would the batman family be if they extended it within his universe? It won't happen but we can dream.
  • beevis
    i don't see the need for it - but, i'm not a psycho fan that thinks EVERY superhero or character in a superhero movie (no matter how minor) needs a movie.
  • steven
    Does everyone recall the haters when she was cast for the role? In Nolan we trust and if he's involved in some manner I'll be watching....
  • Sky
    So no one wants a Robin Spinoff???
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chiroptera-Exsanguination/100003572540431 Chiroptera Exsanguination
      No, no they don't.
  • LINFX
    Actually, and I think what is going to emerge from this film perfectly and it is slightly obvious with Christopher Nolan's involvement on a deep level with Man of Steel, is that he has laid the seeds for the entire DC Universe, that the Dark Knight trilogy was to it as Iron Man was to the Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic universe, a starter course of the DC menu...and this universe is respectful and pretty faithful to the comics while acknowledging how much the comics change origins and characters constantly so it to can be it's own thing, you dig? Anyways, I will bet real money on this being the case. Look at it, there's a new guy to potentially be Batman for now, there's interesting characters off doing their own things in Gotham, and it just so happens Superman is being rebooted in a similar fashion to Batman Begins, by the same poeple....I will bet dollars to donuts there is a persistent DC universe hinted at or even tied into Superman, a reference to Bane/Gotham/the nuke situation or Bruce Wayne/Batman going missing. They will be tied together, a new hero besides Superman will be present in Superman, or another DC film will be announced. Maybe even Green Lantern will be rebooted in a similar fashion... So what I'm really saying is this. I'm betting that what we've witnessed in this so-called "Nolan-verse" of the Batman films and what will witness in the Nolan-ized Superman film are not the "Nolan-verse" but the new DC Cinematic universe.
  • Jeff Metzger
    My vote would be a big NO. Unless Nolan really has his hands all over this. Although I doubt he wants any part of this. Leave it alone.
  • http://www.facebook.com/darren.j.seeley Darren James Seeley
    Just pull an M from James Bond and have return as Catwoman in the new franchise lol OR...someone close to the Nolan camp have a fourth film as "Bruce Wayne" trains "Robin" in the Batcave....and Kyle fights Harleyquinn
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001009395167 Marc Arsenault
    Does no one remember that Selina Kyle is scene with Bruce Wayne in the cafe by Alfred at the end of the movie. She wanted a clean slate the whole movie and then she got it. You would have ti be dumb to say her character could continue from that point as Catwoman, it makes no sense. It would have to be a prequel if anything.

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