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First Look At Anne Hathaway As Catwoman
But why is she riding the Batpod?

05 August 2011  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Ain't It Cool

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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.

 

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.


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RE: Haha haha
L: superdan You don't often hear 'dork' these days. I think I might reintroduce it into my day-to-day to my vocabulary, it has a certain charm to it. ou should 'berk' as well dan my boy. Bad Spaldy! atfan, I was apologising for suggesting that Bruce might have gender issues. Not that that's not absolutely fine of course. I myself used to be Wendy. More

Posted by gazpop at 19:47 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Where are the cat ears?
I want ears and a whip,all that pic is to me is Ann Hathaway not Catwoman. More

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Where are the cat ears?
I want ears and a whip,all that pic is to me is Ann Hathaway not Catwoman. More

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RE: Haha haha
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RE: Haha haha
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RE: Haha haha
Indeedy! More

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RE: Haha haha
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RE: batpod
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RE: Haha haha
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Posted by burtbondy at 18:50 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: batpod
L: Tech_Noir I got it, Selina Kyle IS Bruce Wayne! ech!! Long time! Nice idea. Bruce goes to hospital as Bruce, comes out as.....ta daaaah Bruce (Serena Kyle) Wayne. Morgs finds him some new high tech high heels and away we go. 2 face versus 2 gender. Sorry Batfan. She gonna come, she gonna conquer, she gonna kick some............ More

Posted by gazpop at 18:36 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
You mistake me. I was referring to whomever dissed Jim R. Or that's what I thought someone had done regarding his Get. Out. Now. have I done? What have I started. Although to just say 'these films blow sack' or whatever, well, thanks for the detailed and consise precise old bean. I myself must disagree. As for the last 2 being gothic. Ok. It they weern't totally Emo/Count Dracula stylee or what have you, but compared to most, ahem, 'blockbusters', it was pretty dark at least. Not su More

Posted by gazpop at 18:32 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: batpod
I got it, Selina Kyle IS Bruce Wayne! More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 18:31 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: batpod
Michelle Pfieffer IS Catwoman,you can remake/reboot/resuit all you want! More

Posted by thetruth at 18:29 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

batpod
i think with how many tumblers there are about what she's riding wouldn't have to be the bat pod. it could easily be from one of the others, so possibilities are still open. but yeah, the goggles are stupid. hopefully she doesn't wear them all the time. More

Posted by RX78 at 18:26 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
L: BatFan L: burtbondy I don't think so. You intended you're stupid original comment where I just made a common mistake on my keyboard. You are one of those people who will argue back and forth about nonsense so good luck to you. I'm out. hank you. the cartoon thread not enough earlier?A gluton for punishment! More

Posted by thetruth at 18:26 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
L: burtbondy I don't think so. You intended you're stupid original comment where I just made a common mistake on my keyboard. You are one of those people who will argue back and forth about nonsense so good luck to you. I'm out. r" More

Posted by thetruth at 18:24 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
L: burtbondy I don't think so. You intended you're stupid original comment where I just made a common mistake on my keyboard. You are one of those people who will argue back and forth about nonsense so good luck to you. I'm out. hank you. More

Posted by BatFan at 18:16 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
I don't think so. You intended you're stupid original comment where I just made a common mistake on my keyboard. You are one of those people who will argue back and forth about nonsense so good luck to you. I'm out. More

Posted by burtbondy at 18:14 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: not much to go on!
L: gazpop As Pacino said 'Hoohaah'. Re Jim and Spaldy. Newbs eh? Hadn't logged in all day as have been lurking in the Naughty Milkmaid. You haven't seen me yet Spaldron as I lurk with the best of them (all will be revealed asap) But I just had to log in after reading the article and comments. Might have known I'd find you 2 reprobates, bat-ing it up. Sure, we have to trust Nolan; he hasn't exactly fucked up the franchise has he? On a purely personal note, and don't get me wro More

Posted by BatFan at 18:11 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Kyle vs Catwoman
Ann Hathaway??No. More

Posted by thetruth at 18:03 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Kyle vs Catwoman
Anne Hathaway is confirmed as Selina Kyle. Did anyone ever confirm that catwoman would appear in TDKR? Is it not possible that the character might appear without his/her alter-ego? It would be dissapointing but might explain this bland costume. I still have faith but Pfeiffer's portrayal & Ringwood's costume is a serious act to follow More

Posted by bnicholson50 at 17:56 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: not much to go on!
As Pacino said 'Hoohaah'. Re Jim and Spaldy. Newbs eh? Hadn't logged in all day as have been lurking in the Naughty Milkmaid. You haven't seen me yet Spaldron as I lurk with the best of them (all will be revealed asap) But I just had to log in after reading the article and comments. Might have known I'd find you 2 reprobates, bat-ing it up. Sure, we have to trust Nolan; he hasn't exactly fucked up the franchise has he? On a purely personal note, and don't get me wrong, Cotillard and H More

Posted by gazpop at 17:52 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

No Ears.
Where her Catwoman ears? IF she doesn't have the ears, then how can she be called Catwoman...looks more like a high tech verison of Black Widow. lol. But Still looks interesting. More

Posted by jaymib at 17:51 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

not much to go on!
just looks like Anne Hathaway in some riding leathers and fancy goggles on the batpod!!! hope she ends up resembling Catwoman slightly. More

Posted by sargecroc at 17:36 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

What's not to like?
She looks hot and fierce. It's Catwoman incarnate. Reckon she's boosted the Batpod for a naughty jolly. She can be my Wingman anytime... More

Posted by Porter at 17:21 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

goood
Gadgets... good, batpod... good, catsuit... goood What are you moaning about! More

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RE: Haha haha
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Posted by JIm R at 17:06 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
L: JIm R L: burtbondy Is pointing out people's typo's what makes you feel smart? The original statement was a joke. The secondary reaction from you was more inflamatory if anything, it's not about being 'smart'. Do you have consider 1080p when buying LED?' More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:03 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
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Posted by JIm R at 16:59 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
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Posted by BatFan at 16:53 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
L: burtbondy It would of been lees dumb if you made one sentence out of that comment.   hat would have been less dumb if you knew how to spell. More

Posted by BatFan at 16:53 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
Is pointing out people's typo's what makes you feel smart? More

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RE: Haha haha
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RE: Haha haha
It would of been lees dumb if you made one sentence out of that comment.   More

Posted by burtbondy at 16:37 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haha haha
L: burtbondy This movie is going to blow sack. Just like the previous two. sp; Get. Out. Now. More

Posted by JIm R at 16:30 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Glasses
Any notice how the nose-piece of her goggles somewhat evoke the angular nature of the nose of Batman's cowl? And the dull ceramic sheen of the fames is also similar to that of the bat-suit. It could be that batman gave her these riding goggles when be lent her the Batpod? More

Posted by guypoole at 16:24 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Nolan apologists are working overtime.
L: croninja Yes, let's make the film so "realistic and grounded", that Catwoman doesn't even look like Catwoman anymore, just a woman with goggles! Never mind that she had a distinctive and awesome costume in Batman Returns, the cartoons and comics. While we're at it, let's get rid of the Batsuit entirely- It's not realistic enough!- and have Bruce Wayne running around with some goggles. Hell, let's give everyone goggles instead of costumes. o if you were a filmmaker putting your own sp More

Posted by Dirk Miggler at 16:22 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

She nicked Batman's goggles
Pog has hit the nail on the head. I am pretty sure Selina Kyle, cat burglar has broken into Wayne Mansion and nicked Bruce's Batpod and Bat-goggles. So, this is not a Catwoman shot at all. It's a Selina Kyle shot and I like it. Read HUSH and The long Halloween folks. Put the knives away. More

Posted by jerome maz at 16:19 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Haha haha
This movie is going to blow sack. Just like the previous two. More

Posted by burtbondy at 16:18 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Maybe...
Maybe it just isn't in full swing as catwoman yet. I mean even Batmans costume had to evolve so maybe this is like her 'rough draft' version. This'll be her near the start but if she get's into the swing of it, really into it, fully cat/bat style then it'll be like the crowning moment, part of her characters arc. I'm just spitballing here but, in Nolan we trust right! :D More

Posted by kingdom_key at 16:03 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

year 1
i hope Nolan goes with the year 1 origen of her being a prostitute More

Posted by loubert at 15:52 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

This May Be Her Other Outfit
I agree with a lot of comments here (but not ones about Hathaway shouldn't be Catwoman). I'm confident we'll see her other outfit in due course. It remains to be seen if onset whisperings are true, that her proper outfit is way better than we were led to expect. After all, Anne has a banging body, wear an outfit to make our mouths drop! If it's a modification of AC's version, then I will be a very happy man! http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=catwoman+arkham+cit y&view=detail&id=6DAD234C3 More

Posted by jace007 at 15:51 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Nolan apologists are working overtime.
L: croninja Yes, let's make the film so "realistic and grounded", that Catwoman doesn't even look like Catwoman anymore, just a woman with goggles! Never mind that she had a distinctive and awesome costume in Batman Returns, the cartoons and comics. While we're at it, let's get rid of the Batsuit entirely- It's not realistic enough!- and have Bruce Wayne running around with some goggles. Hell, let's give everyone goggles instead of costumes. elina Kyle was a cat burglar - did you hon More

Posted by waltham1979 at 15:46 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

The Nolan apologists are working overtime.
Yes, let's make the film so "realistic and grounded", that Catwoman doesn't even look like Catwoman anymore, just a woman with goggles! Never mind that she had a distinctive and awesome costume in Batman Returns, the cartoons and comics. While we're at it, let's get rid of the Batsuit entirely- It's not realistic enough!- and have Bruce Wayne running around with some goggles. Hell, let's give everyone goggles instead of costumes. More

Posted by croninja at 15:33 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

The Nolan apologists are working overtime.
Yes, let's make the film so "realistic and grounded", that Catwoman doesn't even look like Catwoman anymore, just a woman with goggles! Never mind that she had a distinctive and awesome costume in Batman Returns, the cartoons and comics. While we're at it, let's get rid of the Batsuit entirely- It's not realistic enough!- and have Bruce Wayne running around with some goggles. Hell, let's give everyone goggles instead of costumes. More

Posted by croninja at 15:30 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The goggles
As I expected, like Bane her look fits in well with Nolans interpretation of Batman. Seriously what were people who hate it expececting exactly. I would like to know ? More

Posted by Dirk Miggler at 15:14 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

The Goggles They do Nothing
I just wanted to write that really. The Bat Pod has clearly been nicked but there's been to many coments on this already. More

Posted by pog at 15:03 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

The goggles
Are Batman's. Look at the shape of the nose and eyes, they're taken from Batman's mask. So maybe she steals from the Batman himself as a challenge/revenge kind of thing. More

Posted by JebusofSerbia at 14:39 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Works for me.
Most of the turds posting silly comments like "Catwoman only appeared in the Kitsch comics" haven't actually read ANY of the masses of Batman material. She's in everything & this is actually a pretty good interpretation of the stuff Catwoman was good in. She'll just be playing the part of a burglar (cat-burgler anybody with a brain?!) and I'm sure she'll be ace in it. More

Posted by mancalledpete at 14:33 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haters are stupid.
What a rubbish generic suit, it's like a X-Men uniform from the Singer films. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 14:13 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Let's face it - Nolan just isn't going to make a bad movie. Ever. More

Posted by Whistler at 14:12 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Haters are stupid.
What's with the hate for the costume? She's wearing a leather cat suit and then some goggles which imply to me that they are protective or the light on them may suggest some kind of enhanced vision. It's a very simplistic costume, I like it! More

Posted by galvatron at 13:59 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Catwomen? More like silly-face-women
Slowhands, i am with you. i don't have any ham (gosh darn vegan diet) but i do have an abundance of bhajis. will this do? i already have a script and i'm in talks with a Russian model to play the lead. She is VERY cat like, and would kick anne hathaways ass. seriously. we'd smash it. look forward to discussing with you. More

Posted by staypuft2 at 13:58 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Haters are stupid.
It's said nowhere in any press material that she will play Catwoman, only Selina Kyle - Nolan is using the character how he wants, so forget the ears and tail. In a "grounded" Gotham, why would a woman run around dressed as a cat anyway? As for Bane, he looks like a member of the League of Shadows with some sort of inhalant thing on his head - it's use yet to be revealed. He'd look stupid in a black vest and wrestling mask. You losers REALLY need to come away from the comic book More

Posted by Lemure at 13:56 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Put the cat out Nolan!
Im obviously interested to see what Nolan does with the character of Catwoman but im not overly impressed with this pic or the inclusion in 'The Dark Knight Rises'. For me, Catwoman has always been a character i associated with the kitsch, fantasy side of Batman's previous outings. Not entirely suited to Nolans reality grounded vision. Still, in Nolan we trust so will see what happens. Also, i think it goes without saying that Bane will snap Batman in this final outing. He is known, after al More

Posted by willy2fly at 13:52 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Terrible. Truly rubbish.
This is the worst Catwoman costume I have ever seen, even worse than Halle Berry's. Those goggles on Hathaway's head? They look crap. At least Bane looks impressive, so maybe there's some hope for the film after all. I have always trusted Chris Nolan up to now, but this picture is stretching my faith to its limits. More

Posted by croninja at 13:45 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

This is how you do it...
...this is how a director progresses a story line...big props to Nolan....not like superman and spiderman...who rehashs the origin over and over again....it's really sad and pathetic with all the hx and story lines to draw from....Nolan should teach a summer school class on directing for these unimaginative, play it safe directors and movie studios...BANE More

Posted by Vtepes2 at 13:31 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

She isn't riding the Batpod
Look at the tires. The thing just stand there, completely still. Maybe she’s just imagining what it would feel like to ride it for real. (insert own joke here with the words “ride” “for real” and “Hathaway”) More

Posted by tejo at 13:28 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Is this from The Avengers or The Dark Knight rises??
Uh oh,, this doesn't look that impressive to be honest does it,, it looks like a photo from a Marvel movie, like Scarlet Johansson in Iron man 2 or reminds me of Jennifer Garner in that awful Elektra movie,, perfect hair and lipstick etc,, and that's definitely not a good sign. Although ya can't read too much from one picture and I trust Nolan, More

Posted by Jamie_M at 13:21 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

MMM
Do you know what, I like the look. The leather outfit, for what we see looks fuctional, and the gogles, whether for VR or night vision look fine to me. I say bring on the Hath! More

Posted by dholleyuk at 12:55 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Oh dear!
I'm with you. Let's go make our own version. We can cast Tom Hanks as Batman.    What say you, game? If so stick a slice of ham to your bathroom window. I WILL find you. More

Posted by slowhands107 at 12:45 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

She’s a Thief
It could be many things in the Nolan Batman Trilogy I just guessing that as she’s a thief the ultimate crime in Gotham Would be to still from the Batman. More

Posted by Rob Chappell at 12:43 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Catwomen? More like silly-face-women.
Yes that's right, I went there (someone had to) -and now that I'm here, and you seemed to have joined me I am going to carry on. This looks very silly. She looks very silly. Catwomen is very silly. Bane: I will punch you! Batman: Please don't. Bane thinks. Bane is sorry. He expresses this to Batman. Bane: I am sorry. Batman: s'ok. Batman extends his pinky. Bane wraps his bear-like mit round it, they exchange glances, power up their jetpacks and clumsily ZOOOOM off into t More

Posted by slowhands107 at 12:41 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Nolan is full of surprises
I love the costume i'm not a big fan of anne hathaway but now i know why Nolan pick her as Selina. Nolan is the BEST!!!! More

Posted by mbembet at 12:29 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Oh dear!
Sorry but she looks crap. Bane's costume looks terrible also. I am slightly worried now. More

Posted by tallaght24 at 12:28 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Okay I guess....
I expected something different, more akin to the current Catwoman costume in the comics (although I never thought Nolan would ever go with the cat-ears). I don't know, we'll see how this translates on-screen. More

Posted by Dave Oz at 12:25 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

She’s a Thief
It could be many things in the Nolan Batman Trilogy I just guessing that as she’s a thief the ultimate crime in Gotham Would be to still from the Batman. More

Posted by Rob Chappell at 12:25 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

If you look closely there's a domino mask under her goggles. Those were also spotted on set. More

Posted by OrganicLifeform at 12:06 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

By the way...ust me or does this look slightly Adam West series...Not in a bad way. The puuuuurfect Cat returns but this time in a lovely bleak, modern Batman setting! Ultimate Cat in ultimate bat universe! More

Posted by Cyberleader at 11:45 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
She has a sense of humor?? Nah, I always liked Black Cat better anyway! More

Posted by The REAL Bozz at 11:45 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

i am really looking forward to this film but im not looking forward to cat woman being in it. i no i haven't seen it yet but at this moment i just wish they had bain as the one and only baddie. More

Posted by joe (mavrick) horton at 11:43 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Lol and people thought she'd have cat ears...This is a NOLAN film we're talking about here. Batman ain't silly because bats are gothic and he is using to frighten people. but why would a girl dress as a cat? Always loved character of catwoman in comics but this accpect has always bothered me. Joker's insane, hence appearance, likewise Two Face and many other enemies...But catwoman? More

Posted by Cyberleader at 11:43 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

There's a rumour...
...Selina Kyle takes the part of Azrael after Bane breaks Batman's back, a la Knightfall (the trailer hints at this as a plot development - Batman's line to Gordon in the hospital about Batman not existing anymore and the shot of him doing press ups as though he's getting back into shape, not to mention the last, superb shot of Batman looking punch-drunk as Bane stomps into view). There's also a rumour Marillon Cottilard is playing a Wayne Enterprises doctor. Could she be the doc that nurses Bru More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 11:37 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Everything has a purpose
I think that's what Nolan brings to the Batman story - everything has a purpose or at least comes from somewhere 'real'. i.e. Look at Batman's costume and kit - they've been made for a different purpose and were then re-purposed by Bruce Wayne. I suspect that Selina Kyle's goggles are from the same source as Batman's kit - take a close look at the material they're made of - it's fairly thick, and very moulded, like the batsuit. And I suspect that they have a purpose other than disguise - some More

Posted by recantha at 11:29 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: There's a rumour...
It's an interesting idea but I don't see how they can do that story arc in one film. Unless the idea is to end it that way; Nolan has been pretty firm that this is his last Batman film and that would be one hell of a way to end the series (Batman crippled). More

Posted by edhockey08 at 11:29 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Love Nolan
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Posted by darko18 at 11:28 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Love Nolan
Everything he's ever done with this franchise has come out of left field - thinking outside the box. That's what makes it fresh and exciting. If this had shown her in a 'catsuit' it would have been shit as this is meant to be tied down more in the 'believable' world. Not Burton's... More

Posted by TOPOI at 11:17 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: EXPECTED CATWOMAN TO LOOK DIFFERENT.
L: waltham1979 L: lewisb548 AIR SHE IS CALLED CAT WOMAN, THIS LOOKS NOTHING LIKE A FUCKING CAT CAN ONLY GUESS THE DARK KNIGHT RISES WILL BE A GOOD FILM BUT ITS OBVIOUS THAT CATWOMAN WILL PROBABLY SLOW DOWN THE FILM AND/OR EVEN DRAG IT DOWN, I DONT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS FILM. his could be the stupidest comment I've ever read on Empire...what did you want? Her to have a tail and be licking her own arsehole? (now thats a thought......). Personally I love it; interesti More

Posted by The REAL Bozz at 11:14 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: I like it
L: Noelg25 And I too believe that this is more of an introduction for Selina into becoming Catwoman. Don't forget how Bruce became Batman way back in Begins. He didn't even have a cape and cowl when he entered Gordon's office. Bear that in mind ;) sp; Whuy when releasing a first still of an important character to a film trilogy would you chose not to place a photo 'out there' that best illustratrated your character's best and 'known' interpretation or design. Makes no sense simply to r More

Posted by JIm R at 11:12 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: EXPECTED CATWOMAN TO LOOK DIFFERENT.
Expect it to be a great film, and that's by  watching it and seeing for yourself. That's all you can expect! More

Posted by keaneye at 11:12 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

She Is Credited As Selina Kyle
Look moaners, at no point did WB refer to Hathaway's character as 'Catwoman'. They called her Selina Kyle, not 'Selina Kyle/Catowoman'. Potentially, this is a new take on the character or an earlier version of her. I personally think this really cool and raises my suspicions that she may be encompassing the 'John Paul Valley' role from The Knightfall Saga. More

Posted by ashkam at 11:08 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

She Is Credited As Selina Kyle
Look moaners, at no point did WB refer to Hathaway's character as 'Catwoman'. They called her Selina Kyle, not 'Selina Kyle/Catowoman'. Potentially, this is a new take on the character or an earlier version of her. I personally think this really cool and raises my suspicions that she may be encompassing the 'John Paul Valley' role from The Knightfall Saga. More

Posted by ashkam at 11:08 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tell you what it looks like to me ...
This 'in Nolan we trust' thing is actually becoming very irritating anyway, apart from the glasses, you cant really see anything. I think we have all kind of anticipated what this will look like, skintight black leather. I doubt the final reveal of her outfit will be much of a suprise More

Posted by Drew_231 at 11:07 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Too much hype, too soon?
It seems between entertainment sites (such as yours truly) and fans, everyone's going to have worked out the plot in their mind almost a year before the movie's due. Surely an impossible-to-match expectation will result in disappointment as there's no way a movie can live up to this! At least with Batman Begins there was 'zilch' expectation. I hope people just wait for a trailer then the movie, it will make the viewing of TDKR all the more enjoyable, no? More

Posted by oliraceking at 11:06 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

I reckon that she steals the tech from Wayne Enterprises, hence the picture. Either that or she discovers Bruce Wayne is Batman and "Borrows" his wonderful toys. More

Posted by Rickie.Littlewood at 11:04 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: First Look At Anne Hathaway As Catwoman
Strikes me the goggles are required for riding the bat-pod? Or maybe not, I dunno and I don't want to know! LOVED the first two so I'll judge the film when I see it, not judge the film on random stills... More

Posted by drawmyfoot at 11:04 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

There's a rumour...
...Selina Kyle takes the part of Azrael after Bane breaks Batman's back, a la Knightfall (the trailer hints at this as a plot development - Batman's line to Gordon in the hospital about Batman not existing anymore and the shot of him doing press ups as though he's getting back into shape, not to mention the last, superb shot of Batman looking punch-drunk as Bane stomps into view). There's also a rumour Marillon Cottilard is playing a Wayne Enterprises doctor. Could she be the doc that nurses Bru More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 11:03 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Tell you what it looks like to me ...
... looks like Anne Hathaway looks HOT on a Batpod! Yeeeeeah! Wishing for anything else this far out is folly! FOLLY, I tell you! Embrace the hotness! More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:01 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: First Look At Anne Hathaway As Catwoman
Bane's mask looks silly (in Nolan's Bat Universe) and these googles and leather look stupid. But I trust Nolan. Hopefully it's just a case (much like the early pics of Thor) of photos looking silly without the overall context of the film. I trust Nolan. Eek. More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 10:59 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

I like it
And I too believe that this is more of an introduction for Selina into becoming Catwoman. Don't forget how Bruce became Batman way back in Begins. He didn't even have a cape and cowl when he entered Gordon's office. Bear that in mind ;) More

Posted by Noelg25 at 10:57 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Looks pretty good.
I've heard rumours that they are sticking to the original comic book entry when she wasn't technically "Catwoman". Looks like those rumours may be completely true. More

Posted by SteveBray95 at 10:51 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: EXPECTED CATWOMAN TO LOOK DIFFERENT.
L: lewisb548 AIR SHE IS CALLED CAT WOMAN, THIS LOOKS NOTHING LIKE A FUCKING CAT CAN ONLY GUESS THE DARK KNIGHT RISES WILL BE A GOOD FILM BUT ITS OBVIOUS THAT CATWOMAN WILL PROBABLY SLOW DOWN THE FILM AND/OR EVEN DRAG IT DOWN, I DONT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS FILM. his could be the stupidest comment I've ever read on Empire...what did you want? Her to have a tail and be licking her own arsehole? (now thats a thought......). Personally I love it; interesting that she is on the Ba More

Posted by waltham1979 at 10:50 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

I kinda like the goggles. They look practical, if not quite as stylish as the comic ones. It vaguely annoys me when the sexy cat theme gets in the way of her looking like a plausible master criminal anyway. One of the things we love about the Nolanverse is the way he makes all of this seem vaguely grounded in reality, so this looks pretty much as I'd expect. More

Posted by opportunemoment at 10:44 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

oooh, interesting
Catwoman isn't necessarily bad, though. On an other note: IMDb has Marion Cotillard looking very Talia-like: http://www.imdb.com/media/index/rg1920637440 I don't think she'll be playing just a board member. More

Posted by sindreh at 10:35 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Keep in mind people that she was announced as SELINA KYLE, and although that is the character who becomes Catwoman, it's not like she must be absolute CAT-LIKE! It's Nolan's take, and who knows, maybe this is an initial getup for her. She could put on cat ears as the movie progresses. As for the Batpod...it could be Batman's, or it could be one from the 3 other tumbler's that were on location. We saw Bane standing on an unaltered tumbler, and here we have Selina on a Batpod. Who knows what's goi More

Posted by jludwig91 at 10:35 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

Keep in mind people that she was announced as SELINA KYLE, and although that is the character who becomes Catwoman, it's not like she must be absolute CAT-LIKE! It's Nolan's take, and who knows, maybe this is an initial getup for her. She could put on cat ears as the movie progresses. As for the Batpod...it could be Batman's, or it could be one from the 3 other tumbler's that were on location. We saw Bane standing on an unaltered tumbler, and here we have Selina on a Batpod. Who knows what's goi More

Posted by jludwig91 at 10:34 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

oooh, interesting
Catwoman isn't necessarily bad, though. On an other note: IMDb has Marion Cotillard looking very Talia-like: http://www.imdb.com/media/index/rg1920637440 I don't think she'll be playing just a board member. More

Posted by sindreh at 10:31 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

EXPECTED CATWOMAN TO LOOK DIFFERENT.
TO BE FAIR SHE IS CALLED CAT WOMAN, THIS LOOKS NOTHING LIKE A FUCKING CAT, AND I CAN ONLY GUESS THE DARK KNIGHT RISES WILL BE A GOOD FILM BUT ITS OBVIOUS THAT CATWOMAN WILL PROBABLY SLOW DOWN THE FILM AND/OR EVEN DRAG IT DOWN, I DONT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS FILM. More

Posted by lewisb548 at 10:27 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

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