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