Anne Hathaway Cast As Catwoman In New Batman Flick ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Anne Hathaway has been confirmed by Christoper Nolan as the leading villain in the next Batman flick The Dark Knight Rises. The role was formely played by Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns.

“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 recently commented.

Nolan also confirmed that Tom Hardy would be starring as Bane – a chemically-altered super villain with a high intellect who was born and grew up in prison – who has previously appeared in the much derided film Batman & Robin.

He added: “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.”

Christian Bale will reprise his performance as the titular character, while Sir Michael Caine is expected to again play the role of Alfred the butler.

The Dark Knight Rises is expected to be in cinemas in 2012.


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  1. This is a really interesting story. Nolan went an unexpected route using Bane rather than somebody like The Riddler. In the comics Bane discovers Batman’s identity and releases all of the criminals from Arkham Asylum to make Batman tired and then confronts him in the Batcave and breaks Batman’s back. Considering Nolan has said this will be the last of his series I wonder if he will really get rid of Batman. Also curious to see how he portrays Catwoman with his gritty/realistic approach. Yes, I am a nerd

  2. I love Nolan’s work too. Inception is one of my favorite films of 2010, it might actually be my favorite film from the whole year. Hathaway will be interesting in this role I think. I can already see her in the costume. It’s going to be all about the eyes with her, though the boys may disagree with me. I’m definitely interested to see how she does this, I’m used to seeing her in romantic comedies 🙂