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Anne Hathaway Cast as Catwoman in 'Dark Knight Rises'

Anne Hathaway Cast as Catwoman in 'Dark Knight Rises'

Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle (Catwoman) in The Dark Knight Rises and will star opposite Christian Bale and Tom Hardy!

The 28-year-old actress “will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story,” director Christopher Nolan said in a release.

“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,” Christopher continued. Tom will play Bane, a villainous escaped prisoner “who became abnormally strong after being pumped full of drugs”.

The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for a July 20, 2012 release.

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98 Responses to “Anne Hathaway Cast as Catwoman in 'Dark Knight Rises'”

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  1. 26
    I n F a m o u s l y C o o L Says:

    @luke: …well it wont. but guess what… you can be the only person on planet earth who doesn’t see it, how does that sound?!?
    …nolan’s a genius, i rock with whatever he does.

  2. 27
    I n F a m o u s l y C o o L Says:

    @luke: ……well it wont. but guess what… you can be the only person on planet earth who doesn’t see it, how does that sound?!?
    …nolan’s a genius, i rock with whatever he does.

  3. 28
    Jime Says:

    Ugh, I really wanted keira! lots of people say she’s not beautiful, but at least she knows how tobe sexy! And I agree, Marion will be a good option too :( Anne is sweet, but not sexy at all. But let’s see….I hope she does good, cause I can’t wait for this movie.

    And Tom Hardy, big fat YES! Too bad Joseph Gordon Levitt is not in it

  4. 29
    e Says:

    oh, no wonder angellina jolie shot anne hathaway an icy look at the globes. angie’s name has been long running as a contender for the cat woman role. Anne is a great actress & will surprise everyone w/ her characterization of cat woman…wait & see. Some one mentioned marion cottilard & i could definitely see her as the part, or he could have gone w/ helen mirren as sort of a twist to represent cat woman as older- lets not forget a cat has nine lives…

  5. 30
    Ms Barleo Gaga Pitt Fan Says:

    YAY!! She is so awesome. Loved her in Alice in Wonderland and in everything! Good choice!

  6. 31
    sunbears Says:

    Ugh, really? She has zero sex appeal.

  7. 32
    shoegal Says:

    imane, i agree! or eva green-someone sultry. anne hathaway has to be on part of the studio or something just like katie holmes in batman begins. oh brother.

  8. 33
    Ganymede Says:

    Just ‘no’. She doesn’t have the physicality required for the role. I couldn’t imagine her stealing anything other than a pack of gum and getting away with it, much less becoming the Bat’s lifelong obsession. Was Lindsay Lohan unavailable?

  9. 34
    elisa Says:

    Great choice specially because not an obvious one!

  10. 35
    Paulie Says:

    Damn I was hoping for Marion Cotillard as Catwoman.

  11. 36
    catwoman Says:

    what a stupid choice, i thought it would be kate winslet. sorry but this dark knight rise will not have sucess because of this choice. selina kyle is sexy and blond and have blue eyes. anne has nothing with this caracter, she is not sexy and all and her voice is terrible. i will not watch this movie if this is anne hathway sorry

  12. 37
    nina Says:


  13. 38
    fanofbatman Says:

    anne is not perfect for catwoman, i remember when they chose heath ledger for the joker, i was so happy because i knew that he looks like the joker with his smile, his voice and his hair but for anne hathway it’s not the same, she has nothing of a selina kyle. catwoman is very sexy, her eyes looks like a cat, she is very athletic, she is not tall, her voice is very sexy.

  14. 39
    essie Says:


    god i’d rather see katie holmes come back from the dead

  15. 40
    essie Says:

    i was really rooting for rachel mcadams

  16. 41
    dontgot Says:

    Who else was mortified when Heath Ledger was cast as The Joker? I think Anne Hathaway has some underlying talent, and Christopher Nolan has shown he can harvest it.

    I like the inclusion of Bane. The character was so completely bastardized by Schumacher that Nolan’s treatment of the character will be a win by default. Plus in the comics Bane has ties with Ra’s al Ghul.

    Nolan’s iteration of Catwoman is difficult to predict. I don’t foresee something so campy as a lone woman suiting up and fighting crime with a whip and claws. I can imagine a covert assassin-type character, like Mandy from ’24′, or maybe a crazy US Marshal assigned to the Batman-hunting task force.

  17. 42
    N000 Says:

    N0000 not another Movie remake. Something flawed here with the Facebook likes, I doubt seriously if over 600 people liked this on FB in just 2 hours, JJ.

  18. 43
    fighter Says:

    michelle pfeiffer is the best.
    and new catwoman could be charlize theron

  19. 44
    awesome Says:

    Look, Heath Ledger being cast as The Joker got the same type of reaction as Anne is getting now. And Heath beat down that negativity, did an AMAZING job as the joker, and won an oscar for it.

    Never doubt Christopher Nolan. He is THE boss.

  20. 45
    Kari Says:

    I can’t really picture Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, but I can’t wait for the movie to come out. Batman rulez! :D

  21. 46
    covert operations Says:

    Hathaway has a perfect face for Quinn not Catwoman. Either way she doesn’t fit the type of person to fight the dark twisted characters Nolan creates in his Batman movies. She probably got the job because she said she would take her top off to get in the role of being sexy and stuff haha. I really hope the movie turns out to be good! I’m a great fan of Batman.

  22. 47
    Melissa Says:

    I love her, she is so pretty

  23. 48
    lokju Says:

    what noooo please not!!!! im a huge batman fan but anne h. cant be catwoman…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. 49
    sway Says:

    omg she cant play catwoman im so sure!!! odette yustman is a better choice!!!!!!! but really i cant see anne as catwoman i hope they change there mind!! please dont do this to your fans…damned…bad choice ever….

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    hudi Says:

    sooo sad! what a crap choice….she isnt classy…such a silly choice…omg i cant find words for this! just disappointed…

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