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Anne Hathaway Confirms She Will Play Catwoman -- Not Just Selina Kyle

Posted March 1, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

Anne Hathaway Confirms She Will Play Catwoman -- Not Just Selina Kyle

It appears that Anne Hathaway has confirmed that she will play Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. Wait...you thought you already knew that didn't you? Well, when it was revealed in January that the actress was confirmed for the role of Selina Kyle, the famous villainess' alter-ego, the announcement made a seemingly purposeful effort to refer to her character only as "Selina Kyle," rather than "Catwoman." This led to speculation from fan-types that Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman film may not have intended for Hathaway to ever don the sexy-skin-tight outfit of the feline-friendly cat burglar. However, siting down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey just after her (likely one time only) Oscar Co-Hosting gig with James Franco this past weekend, she tells a story of how she got the Oscar gig, in which she refers to her Dark Knight Rises role quite clearly as "Catwoman." That, in all likelihood, settles the "debate."

According to Hathaway:

"I was waiting to hear back to hear if I'd been cast as Catwoman, and my manager called me and said, 'Are you sitting down?' And I just go, oh my God, here it comes."

The news in question from her manager, as she was eagerly anticipating if she got the Catwoman role, would be that she was asked to host the Oscars, which apparently came out of nowhere. Of course, the news she originally wanted to hear would come soon afterwards.

So, is this surprising Earth-shattering news? Hardly. However, it does help in clearing up our perceptions about what Nolan intends to do with The Dark Knight Rises. Hathaway's Selina Kyle won't be just another love interest, but will likely have a complex relationship with Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne/Batman that will present another challenge to his life philosophy. Just as the Joker challenged his views on justice with his brand of sociopathic nihilism, Catwoman may have Batman finding his views on justice in opposition to a concept of love. In addition, with Marion Cotillard in the mix as another romantic interest, we could be looking at a compelling love triangle for Batman, as the ultra-powerful Bane (Tom Hardy) looks on, ready to squash his ensuing chubby.

Do you have high hopes for Anne Hathaway's take on Catwoman?

Source: Batman-News

Tags: Comics, Movies

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  • wkuace

    Any chance to see Anne Hathaway in skin tight leather sounds awesome to me!!! She's a really good actress, and it seems like she is really excited to play the role so she will probably do a good job. I've seen Love and Other Drugs, and she was great in it. She pulled off a great balance of serious and sexy in it. I can't wait

    Posted: March 3, 2011 6:12 PM

    not enough of an hootaratt attitude...CAT WOMAN HAD POWER!!!!!!!!not just some saxy-thing our mind can run away with....

    Posted: March 2, 2011 12:40 AM
  • silvercro

    I don't think she can pull it off i wish they would have picked someone else.

    Posted: March 1, 2011 9:56 PM
  • its_a_trap

    Wow this was confirmed about a month ago lol

    Posted: March 1, 2011 9:00 PM
  • Crimson_Blade

    Love and Other Drugs says yes... yes she can.

    Posted: March 1, 2011 8:57 PM
  • wizardfingers

    She'll do good.

    Posted: March 1, 2011 8:56 PM
  • Coorslite

    I hope she can pull it off!

    Posted: March 1, 2011 8:44 PM