Set photos from The Dark Knight Rises have finally revealed Anne Hathaway's full Catwoman costume.
After Warner Bros released the first official photo of the actress in her role back in early August, the question that many-a-fan were asking, was whether she would be sporting either a mask or some version of her comic contemporary cowl. Well, the latest photos have answered that question definitively.
Check out some of the new photos below.
Hathaway appears with a small face mask that covers her eyes, along with a set of cat-ears, making her look somewhat of an amalgam of the modern comic book Catwoman below the neck with more of a classic comic look above it, somewhat reminiscent of how the character appeared in the campy 1960's Batman TV series.
I would imagine that the choice to give her a small face mask was made from the Hollywood-ish standpoint of wanting to get the beautiful starlet's face on screen as much as possible. However, every costume choice we've seen in the Nolan Batman films have served some kind of utilitarian function, and now, I can't help but feel that it's jumped a bit into the superficial.
Those ears serve NO purpose whatsoever unless they were part of a cowl that protected her head (which they are not,) and the facemask serves NO purpose because in a realistic context, it does very little to hide one's identity.
The numerous set photos we've been seeing over the past few months are definitely raw in nature, so I just hope that I'm proven wrong when the film hits on July 20, 2012.