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Anne Hathaway as 'Dark Knight Rises' Catwoman - FIRST LOOK!

Anne Hathaway as 'Dark Knight Rises' Catwoman - FIRST LOOK!

Anne Hathaway gets into character as Catwoman in this first look from her new film, The Dark Knight Rises.

The Christopher Nolan-directed action flick features the return of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and Batman, as well as Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine.

The film will also feature new roles from Joseph Gordon Levitt as John Blake, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, and Tom Hardy as the villainous Bane.

The Dark Knight Rises will be released on July 20, 2012. We can’t wait!!

UPDATE: Check out the first look at a stunt double in the full Catwoman costume and riding the motorcycle on Friday morning (August 5) on set in Pittsburgh, Penn.

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# 1
Barbie Kate @ 08/05/2011 at 8:14 am

Sorry.
Catwoman Hathaway horse face?

OH PLES¡¡¡

# 2
Palacinko @ 08/05/2011 at 8:14 am

This is just wrong! First time i read that they casted anne hathaway as catwoman… NO! She is not catwoman at all… i can see here megan fox,zoe saldana, olivia wilde, Marion Cotillard or angelina jolie ( she is older but…) Maybe she’ll do good and when i see the movie she’ll suprise me.. but for now.. just no!

# 3
scarjofan @ 08/05/2011 at 8:21 am

oh no no no no…something’s wrong…

# 4
Selina Kyle @ 08/05/2011 at 8:22 am

She looks more like Bat Girl.
But much better than Halle Berry.
Catwoman is sexy, seductive and sultry.
Like Julie Newmar, though she was too tall.
Cats are small & agile.

Anne Hathaway doesn’t have feline eyes.
Too doey-eyed.

# 5

she’s too cute not hot enough for cat woman…should have been megan fox or mila kunis

# 6

mmm, definitely not getting the catwoman vibe from this photo

# 7

looks nothing like catwoman

# 8

she’s too cute not hot enough for cat woman…should have been megan fox or mila kunis [2]

# 9

Nolan’s Catwoman is not supposed to be hot. I don’t think this is the official look.

YAAAS HONEY! @ 08/05/2011 at 8:41 am

Lame. Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman >>>>>>>>>>>> Anne’s Catwoman

MangerBouger @ 08/05/2011 at 8:44 am

@stef: You are joking right ??? Megan can’t act and Mila is just too fierce and small to play the character. I think Anne will surprise us … even though I still cannot picture her as Catwoman either lol.
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I would have definitely pictured Emma Stone in that role, but not quiet sure she can manage that kind of a character.
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The best actress for that role is Rachel Weisz. Perfect body and quality actress.
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Like you guys: I’m still not used to that idea of Anne lol.

Charlize Theron or Jennifer Love Hewitt would have been a great Cat Women

Anne is ok….the body is fantastic

the face is not great

I think we’ll be surprised by this Catwoman. Give Nolan a chance before you go judging. He made even someone like Katie Holmes semi watchable in Batman Begins. This is just one production still, most likely an early one at that.

At least compared to someone like Megan Fox, Hathaway can actually act and she can turn on the seduction if she wants to. She’s grown up a lot in the last few years in terms of looks. I’m going to reserve judgement before I see it.

Hathaway herself has said that she took the role because she wanted to work with Nolan and wanted to really challenge herself. At least she’s not afraid to try new things and not just do one type of movie. Let’s give her a chance, shall we?

kristin kreuk, angelina jolie, charlize theron, yes, but anne, really!!!?????

@nicky: Kristin Kreuk? She’s an awful actress.

blahhhhhhhhhh she cant be cat women it wont work but i guess we cant judge now since we have not actually seen her in action so i will wait till the movie comes out

love anne! can’t wait to see

Hmm and I thought that Kate Bosworth had the part locked…

people are forgetting that whoever plays catwoman has to be both Selina Kyle who originally frumpy and clumsy and the anti-hero who is really bad ass – michelle pfeiffer did this perfectly!!

There are tons of actresses that would have been a better fit for the role but I’m willing to give Anne a chance. She’s a pretty good actress.

no no no!!! This role can only be played successfully by Kate Beckinsale!

They should of cast JENNIFER ANISTON wow after seeing Horrible Bosses she would be great as Cat Woman.

She looks ridiculous. Jeez. I was really hoping catwoman would be interesting, too. Looks like Nolan is headed into Halle Berry catwoman territory. Marion would have been the far better choice.

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marion cotillard would have been great as catwoman!

@allie #22

HAHAHAHAHHAHA You’re joking right!!! Cat Woman cannot be played by a 45yoa woman full of botox

Halle Berry was a better Catwoman in that awful movie. Anne Hathaway is going to be the image of horrible casting.

WHERE ARE THE CAT EARS?? HER HAIR CANNOT BE THAT PERFECTLY COIFED RIDING ON A MOTORCYCLE.

LAME.COM

pigbearman @ 08/05/2011 at 10:44 am

looks stupid. give me michelle pfeiffer’s catwoman any day of the week. still looking forward to this movie though

I want to keep an open mind about Anne’s version of Catwoman, and not immediately dismiss her as not being right for the part. Christopher Nolan picked her for a reason. Actresses like Keira Knightley and Jessica Biel also went for the part, but Chris choose Anne.
Also, remember all the backlash about Heath Ledger as the Joker?
He turned out to be the best part of the movie, one of the best portrayed villian in any comic book movie.
Give Anne a chance. She might change your opinion.

There’s only one picture of her and people are already saying she will be crap…

How does she remotely resemble catwoman of ANY rendition?

BOOOOOOO! I might not even see this now. The whoel idea was to finally get our generation Catwoman – now we’re just getting another matrix trinity.

WILL NOT WATCH~ @ 08/05/2011 at 10:55 am

THIS PICTURE ONLY CONFIRMS WHAT I THOUGHT WHEN I HEARD ANNE “******” HATHAWAY WAS PLAYING CATWOMAN. SHE IS TOO GOOFY FOR THAT ROLE. SHE DOESN’T LOOK CAT-LIKE. SHE ISN’T MYSTERIOUS OR SEXY. SHE IS ANNOYING. HER BODY IS UGLY! I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH WEIGHT SHE LOOSES – IT’S NOT THE SIZE – IT’S THE FIGURE, AND HER BODY IS TOO OUT OF WACK. ANNE’S FACE IS LIKE A DOWN-SYNDROME DEER IN HEADLIGHTS. SORRY, BUT I WILL NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE! THERE ARE MANY OTHER ACTRESSES WHO COULD PULL THIS OFF. BUT I FEEL THIS MOVIE WILL NOT LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS, ESP. AFTER HEATH LEDGER’S PERFORMANCE IN THE LAST ONE…..PEACE~

@bad_wolf: i agree! People are always rush to attack but Nolan is a fantastic director so he probably knows what he’s doing

Why do people suddenly hate Anne Hathaway? Was it the Oscars? Someone called her a horse face and she gets +10? That’s really the reason why someone thinks she shouldn’t be Catwoman. There’s nothing more annoying than someone criticising a performance before one actually sees it.

To me, this kind of looks like Selina’s Catwoman costume, not Catwoman’s ACTUAL costume, if that makes sense.

Remember “Get Smart”? Anne as an agent… yeaaah.. that wasn’t too impressive either and it was a comedy. I’m sorry no matter what Nolan does I can’t see it. I won’t be able to take her seriously.

She isn’t a cat woman. She is barely a kitten lol.

I don’t get why Nolan didn’t just cast Marion as Catwoman. Anne looks really ill-suited here. :/

Still, at least Anne is a good actor, unlike freaking Tom Hardy. Nevertheless, this is just gonna suck hard.

@Jordy:

Michelle pfeiffer was a better catwoman

this film seems a little crowded with all the newcomers..
do they really need gordon levitt etc… in the movie… I mean theres already oldman, caine & freeman in supporting roles (from the original cast )

MangerBouger @ 08/05/2011 at 11:44 am

WOW!!! Is she actually riding the batmoto????!!!! How coool is that!!?? I mean- come on girls – I envy her right now !! WHat the hell … Bale too … ithis thing is litteraly historical. I want to be Catwoman Nolan – lol!

Why do people want to see Pfeiffer as catwoman: she is OLD news … stop talking about the past! It’s a new sequel, with a new director, with the new generation of promising actors and so far he did an excellent job. Indeed, I am still not picturing her as Catwoman because of her old choices of movies, but people everyone has to start somewhere when trying something new – right?!! Nolan gave her the chance to prove us wrong! You go Anne – I’m sure she’ll be the best!
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OH pleaaaaase: Halle was horrible as Catwoman, worst choice ever.

I agree with all the comments concerning anne not being good as catwoman. but come on how can you see marion cotillard in the role? she’s not sexy or beautiful enough either!

MangerBouger @ 08/05/2011 at 11:46 am

PS: it’s not her on the new pics but her double – got so excited that I’m finaly cooling down LOOOOL

siennagold @ 08/05/2011 at 11:52 am

Sorry not feelin’ anne as catwoman

Rachel weisz should have been cast as catwoman!

I’m sorry but there is no sexy in this so called ‘Catwoman’ It’s just biker leather with spy toy goggles.

Good God she doesnt even have boobs! Shes just FLAT for5m up there… how does she even resemble a WOMAN let alone Catwoman???

Angelina Jolie is a fake WH@RE @ 08/05/2011 at 12:33 pm

i agree..she is cute and can be a good actress,but catwoman needs to be sexy… like michelle pfeiffer

she was a great catwoman!
sassy–but without the nasty pornstar-look aka megan fox & co

i fear she is miscast –like katie holmes in batman begins

A younger Angelina Jolie or a taller Mila Kunis would be the perfect Catwoman! Oh well….let’s hope Anne doesn’t eff up Catwoman like Halle did.

Not a fan of Anne as catwoman either. I agree with someone else saying she looks like batgirl in these pics.

She’s not sexy or seductive … Not at all like Michelle Pfeiffer

she looks like crap …. just awful

@MangerBouger:
See I thought of Rachel too and Marion a bit, but Anne is not giving me catwoman vibes at all. She just looks cute like what many have said and not sexy sultry.I’m sorry and I like Anne, but she just doesn’t do it for me.

Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are by far the best Batman movies made to date … The old Batman movie series was just campy and awful from the short Burton Batman to the terrible Mr. Freeze.

I am willing to give Nolan a chance with this movie .. although Catwoman and Bain are unrelated villains and that is what killed the Batman series and the Spiderman series … pairing unrelated villains together.

why people keep pushing megan fox into this, do we have to dwelve that low? megan fox is no good for any movie… period! especially judging by her indifference comments toward Michael Bay. The director that made her famous in the first place.
Also… she just can’t act!!

twistedsoul1020 @ 08/05/2011 at 2:21 pm

I don’t think that people should judge the choice of Anne Hathaway as catwomen. Honestly ask yourself when you heard Heath Ledger was going to be the joker who thought “WOW what a great choice” I know i didnt I was greatly disappointed untill I saw the movie. Anne Hathaway is an amazing actress I can not wait to see how she plays this role.

I don’t think Nolas is going for the femme fatale/********** image for catwoman. I like his choice , unpredictable. We have already seen that with Michelle Pfeiffer, why would I want to see it again? Besides, I am not sure how Anne qualifies as ‘horseface’.

sarah michelle gellar would be a wonderful catwoman

WILL NOT WATCH @ 08/05/2011 at 2:34 pm

Yes, I agree Sarah Michelle Gellar would have made a WONDERFUL Catwoman – her portrayel of Kathryn in Cruel Intentions and of course Buffy were both marvelous.

Anne can act, but she does NOT have the look AT ALL. She looks like a goofball in leather.

#TRAGIC casting choice.

sunbears1 @ 08/05/2011 at 2:49 pm

She looks awful. :\

Wow. You people make me sad. All your suggestions for alternate Catwomen quite frankly suck. I mean Megan Fox? She’s not even that attractive, I think Anne Hathaway is far more attractive. She is plenty “hot” for the role, not to mention a talented actress, unlike Ms. Fox. Mila Kunis just isn’t suited for the role, I’m sorry. This is also an older Batman, a much younger Catwoman just wouldn’t make sense.

Besides, these are the same things people said about Heath Ledger’s Joker and look how that turned out. Quit being so damn judgmental until you actually see the movie. In conclusion quit making me rage with your comments. :P

i can see marion cotillard or even kate bekinsale as the part but anne hathaway? her acting is superb but her face DOES NOT suit catwoman. sorry. catwoman is supposed to looks super sexy and sultry. anne’s face is too cute and pretty. not to mention, she’s too paled skin. ughhh

laverdadduele @ 08/05/2011 at 3:43 pm

Not feeling it. Catwoman is supposed to be this sexy villain/vixen (think Michelle Pfeiffer). I cannot think of anyone farther from being sexy than Anne Hathaway…well maybe Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe?

The same people who complained about Heath Ledger as the Joker are now complaining about Anne Hathaway as Catwoman (or better: as Selina Kyle). I have complete faith in Christopher Nolan’s decisions.

Molly Griffith @ 08/05/2011 at 3:53 pm

Geez people, lets give the girl I chance before we go and start saying a bunch of crap about how she won’t do a good job. Obviously the director saw something in her and thought she could make a good cat women. Just because its not who you think should play cat women, doesn’t mean you need to go and be all negative towards Anne Hathaway. She’s a good actress and I’ve enjoyed every movie she’s been in, so I’m sure this will be a good one as well. Give the girl a break!

THATS NOT ANNA

Thats her STUNT double. She’s just posing in the first pic.

Why the people hate Anne ?….I think she is a good actress and cute…,but not sexy and seductive for this role …,there is a difference..,and that people that want Angelina Jolie for cat woman are crazy?that woman is old and skinny to be cat woman..!..They want YOUNG GIRLS for this role…with a good body..not a skeleton.The girl for be catwoman should be ..the are lot of them..Megan fox,Rachel McAdams,Charlize theron,Jessica Biel..but the best for this ,..I think is Kate Beckinsole…a good choice.

Purple Poet @ 08/05/2011 at 4:15 pm

The Batman films are terrible at casting the women parts. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Katie Holmes?

Marion Cotillard would have rocked this part! But they give her another one.

remember what people were saying about heath ledger? Everyone was super skeptical and he nailed it. it will be the same way with catwoman

This is no where near the doubt of ledger this is more serious. His acting ability was NEVER in question but rather how they could make somebody as good looking as Ledger into a hideous and scary Joker – that was all. He was a heartthrob thats why there was doubt. Ann is not even a sex symbol and couldnt be to save her life even in her most ‘hot’ poses – or anywhere near being one of a temptress and yet she’s taking on Michelle Phifer??? Pleeeeeeease, whether she is a femme fatal or not; there is a reason why people love Batman Returns. That Catwoman embodied the ultimate woman of every man and womans fantasy – and she could kick ass….lets not forget decapitate heads with her whip. Now going for realism is a different story but look at this costume and tell me you see Catwoman? Because I sure as hell don’t and IM not gonna pay good money to see yet ANOTHER leather clad female on screen – just about every year there is at least one movie of such women.

This is catwoman we are talking about – Michelle’s catwoman is what has to be topped. NOT Hallie berrys catwoman. Nobody wants yet ANOTHER interpretation – when the latest catwoman suit in comics is about as real as it can get. This looks nothing like catwoman in the slightest of ANY comic rendition or movie and TV series. She looks like she belongs in an Aeon flux movie or underworld. I mean even the goggles are ridiculous they seriously do look like those toy spy cams you see at toy stores.

Why should anybody pay to see this in a batman movie? The only good thing going for this movie was Catwoman after the Joker – so WHERE is she?!

I have nothing against Anns acting ability at all – but this is more than an acting gig. She is taking on an ICON in both comic book and movie and thus far her costume is practically a slap in the face. I’m sorry but it’s unacceptable – Catwoman is what every woman wants to be and what every mans fantasy. Nolan cannot expect us to accept this because we wont – not after Halle Berrys rape. I love Nolan, but the man is human and he can make mistakes – this could be a major one.

The first picture shows Anne, the others clearly show a stuntwoman with a wig and different lips. No movie insurance would alloc Anne to take a futuristic prototype motorcycle down some stairs.

ModestMouse @ 08/05/2011 at 5:22 pm

LOL, look at you morons bashing her performance before you have even seen it.

@Palacinko:

Meagan Fox?! Are you serious? She can’t act for crap. Nolan doesn’t hire pretty faces, he hires actors. Fox?! You lost all credibility with that ridiculous suggestion.

I’d like to remind everyone talking smack that everyone talked smack when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker…and look what he pulled off. If you know anything about Nolan you should know that he knows what he is doing. So just wait for the movie to come out and be amazed.

Eva Green would have been perfect for the role.

katie sucked @ 08/05/2011 at 7:40 pm

@Brad: But but but he hired Katie Holmes for his first batman.

so basic it hurts

Not for nothing but I remember around this time of filming The Dark Knight there were nothing but complaints of Heath as the joker. There were soooo many comments on blogs about just how wrong he was and he ended up not only being perfect for it, but won an Oscar.

I’m NOT comparing Heath & Anne but I will wait to pass judgment until the movie. If she sucks I’ll be the first to admit it but Nolan has a way about him to bring the characters out. Just my opinion

Pretentious Anne @ 08/05/2011 at 8:42 pm

Jessica Beil and even better how about Amy Adams.
Anne Hathaway tries to pretend she is honored to be chosen for the role
but really she has this attitude of entitlement.

yeah V I agree, eva green would have been great! she’s beautiful & sexy!

Eva Greeeeeeeeeen would have made a BRILLIANT Catwoman….with those green eyes – oh momma…

You shouldn’t take a role that you have no possibility of doing justice. Why in hell would they do this to us!?! F*ck you Anne Hathaway. F*ck you.

In the original comics catwoman’s costumes ( or lack thereof ) changed many , many times. Nolan looks like he’s going for a different look. Not a pure ****** cat woman . I think she can pull it off. Again many people were mad about Heath as the JOker and he not only nailed that role but made it damn near impossible for us to remember anyone else ever playing that role. Give her a chance.

She doesn’t look like catwoman at all. Remember Michelle Pfeiffer as a catwoman? That is it! She was so perfect as a catwoman!

Anne’s not my choice as Catwoman either but I trust Chris Nolan, he’s nailed all the characters he has cast so far in Batman, remember Joker? Dont think this is the full costume tho, probably will evolve in story like Batman’s did. Love the kick ass bike thing tho!

Like a lot of other people are saying this is Christopher Nolan we’re talking about. He’s a genuis, one of the best directors out there so don’t judge until you see the finished product.

Man, would you imagine Kate Bosworth in some tight spandex playing catwoman, hot! This on the other hand, not so much. The suit is all wrong, if I didnt know better she was playing batgirl.

I remember how Selena kyle never went by the name catwoman in the beginning but was referred to as The Cat burglar- and she didnt have a costume. But has on goggles and just wore black.

So in other words Nolan will be having Hathaway play Selena Kyle – so why market her as catwoman? JJ and all the other sites arent saying ‘first look at Selena Kyle’ it’s First look at Catwoman – but she’s not playing Catwoman!

Will she become Catwoman – I HOPE SO . I wanna see Catwoman thats that the only reason why I’m going.

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How many times must this be stressed? Nolan’s Catwoman is not supposed to be sexy and sultry! Just wait and watch the film.

did batman sell his car and bike to the villains ?

by the way: dress is underwhelming. and this is a stunt-double….

Anne hathaway is the goofy and neurotic type, which worked for devil wears prada. But, Catwoman is supposed to be a sexy, vixen, bad ass chick. She also needs to have a hot female equivalent body to christian bale. Anne Hathaway just doesn’t fit this role at all. Although he is a brilliant film maker Nolan has made poor casting decisions before… *cough* Katie Holmes.

Zoe Saldana FTW. We already know she can move like a cat (Neytiri, anyone?) And she even has the sexy/fierce look combo. Have you seen her CK ads?

But that’s not to say I’m dismissing Anne. I’m still intrigued to see how she pulls it off.

@zephon: @zephon: lmao thats not true people didnt believe in ledger cuz they doubted his acting chops.What memorable roles did he do before the joker?

I doubt a balding 27 yrold is very goodlooking

@Ife:

Are you kidding me?? How old were you when Ledger died 12?? Broke Back mountain, the patriot, Im not there, 10 things I hate about you, the brothers grimm, monsters ball, the four feathers, Ned Kelly , TDK were all wonderful or brilliant performances.

Hearthrobe roles as the main character

a knight tale
casinova
the patriot

The man was stalked constantly by screaming fans and paps left and right. So much so that he he had to move a total of four times.

He was a heart throb and just very damn good looking not to mention he had such a booming monotoned voice. He was doubted because of his statues as a a heart throb ‘pretty boy’ it was never his acting ability that was in question.

@Ife:

forgot to add another heartthrob role : candy and two hands

Hathaway is ugly…costume comes next

1st pic is hathaway the rest of the 4 with snow looks like a stunt woman

Very dissappointing to go from 2 brilliant films, with great talent, and NOT actors of the minute…to the final with an incompatable ‘talent’ I just don’t get the attraction to Anne H. to begin with, but now as Catwoman? It gives me butterflies that it will be as much as a disaster as the TALENTED Halle Berry as Catwoman.. doesn’t Hollywood ever learn? Putting someone who’s popular today doesn’t mean they should just stick them in a film that has had great success already without talent of the moment actors. It would be a sad way to end the ‘series’

people need to give anne hathaway a break,maybe the other actresses people are talking about auditioned but got beat out by anne so back off her,she was picked to play the role so get over it

I wanted Megan fox as cat women so much more sex appeal but Ann will do she has nice dark hair n pale skin so see what happens ;)

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