First Look At Anne Hathaway As Catwoman

But why is she riding the Batpod?

Here's some exciting news for you: we have an official image of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises, and she looks good.

Sure, the goggles look slightly... unusual, but In Nolan We Trust. Okay, they're not so much goggles as high-tech sunnies, but it's definitely intriguing.

But not as intriguing as the fact that she's riding the Batpod... Any guesses as to why, readers? Otherwise we might just have to wait to watch the film come July next year, and that seems an impossibly long way away...

It's encouraging to see Hathaway in leathers (for a number of reasons) but without the kitch helmet you traditionally associate with the likes of Halle Berry's interpretation of the much-loved comic book character.

And just to remind you of what we've already seen in the teaser trailer, here's, um, the teaser trailer. And the teaser poster. And the "set pics". You know, because we're nice like that.

brightcove.createExperiences();So what do you think? Encouraging? Has Nolan nailed it again? Or is she not quite how you envisioned her? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

Also, just as a reminder, The Dark Knight Rises will be out in cinemas July 20, 2012.