First Look: Anne Hathaway as Catwoman


Today Warner Bros decided to release the first official photo of Anne Hathaway as Selena Kyle aka Catwoman, for the upcoming Christopher Nolan film The Dark Knight Rises. The strategic release of the first photo of Anne Hathaway in Catwoman costume was made in anticipation of photos that are sure to leak as Anne Hathaway begins to film outdoor scenes of her role on set in Pittsburgh.

My initial reaction to this photo is relief.

I’m not one of those hardcore comic book geeks that needs a full on costume to establish a character.  This obviously signals that Christopher Nolan is sticking to the realism of the world his characters inhabit from the first two films. I admit I’m intrigued by the Catwoman googles. Not sure what purpose the glowing blue light on the side of her glasses serves. I hope that it’s not for cosmetic reasons to create a cat like resemblance. Overall I like the look she’s sporting here. I don’t need her looking like a full-on cat. Realistically, what purpose would a cat themed mask/headgear serve a cat burgler anyways?

I already think it’s a little strange that Bruce Wayne is dressed as a bat…but Nolan has established important and vital reasons for the bat suit design. However, I’m not naive, there are sure to be criticisms for this incarnation of Catwoman.

My reply is get over it. With Christopher Nolan in the driver’s seat we shouldn’t be concerned by any aspects of this production. We just have to wait and enjoy when the film is finally released.

The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian BaleAnne HathawayTom HardyGary OldmanMichael Caine and Morgan Freeman. The Dark Knight Rises is directed by Christopher Nolan. It is scheduled for release July 20, 2012.

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