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Anne Hathaway to Play Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

It's Official: Anne Hathaway Will Play Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

Well this is certainly a long way from The Princess Diaries: Anne Hathaway is confirmed to star in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises as Catwoman. Hathaway beat out a slew of other A-list actresses for the role, though most of you thought she'd be better suited as Bruce Wayne's love interest (that part is still currently up for grabs).

I have mixed feelings about this news; there's no denying that Hathaway is a good actress, but I wasn't wowed by her last cartoon-ish character role as The White Queen in Alice in Wonderland. Then again, it will definitely be interesting to see Hathaway show off a bad girl side for a change.

As an added bonus to this news, Nolan has also revealed that Tom Hardy will play Bane, an escaped prisoner who's all jacked up on wonder drugs. So how do you feel about these latest developments?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
Anonymous, not to sound like a nerd but the character of Bane was actually a very deep, integral one in the Batman comic books. I trust that Nolan will write every bit of the character flawlessly and it will be at least almost as good as The Joker turned out. Now, as for Anne Hathaway, while I don't really like her personally, I actually have high hopes for this casting. She's talented enough, and I can totally imagine her pulling off the mix of strength, vulnerability, seduction, and cattiness (no pun intended) that one needs to be Catwoman. My only worry is something everyone should remember: 1) While I'm sure Nolan is involved in pretty much every element of his movies and probably has the final say, he's still not the casting director. Whoever his casting director is is the one who auditions people and decides who works. 2) Let us not forget the awful result that was his previous female supporting leads - Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal; both beautiful and usually charming actresses, but their characters were so annoying! Anyway, we'll see...
deanna024 deanna024 6 years
I really don't get why people like her ... That said, I hope they do something interesting with her character, like make her hard and gritty. That would be an acting challenge for Hathaway.
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
I trust Nolan's judgement on who he cast. I'm more happy that he will be erasing the horrid memory of Halle Berry's Catwoman and giving us something new!!!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I guess I'm aight with that. I was really hoping this next installment would have The Riddler, but oh well!
Skorpio Skorpio 6 years
Booo. She has no cat woman pizazz! Cat woman is not doofy cute.
zeze zeze 6 years
I like it! No wonder she looks so thin lately, getting ready for that cat suit.
bellakaoru bellakaoru 6 years
Allie-Merriam Allie-Merriam 6 years
Hmm. I wasn't sure about this one, but I think she probably will knock it out of the park. No wonder she looked so happy at the Globes!
Cristy0010 Cristy0010 6 years
I trust on Christopher Nolan's choice, so I thing we just have to wait and see the results. I still remember how everyone was bashing when Heath Ledger was casting as The Joker and we all know how that result.
Hiromisky Hiromisky 6 years
I am not sure this is a role for her...
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