‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Confirms Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as Bane!

Warner Bros. has finally released an official character and cast announcement for Christopher Nolan’s high-powered sequel.

Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises
Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Christopher Nolan stated:

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story."

In addition, Tom Hardy has been set to play Bane. Nolan said:

"I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman's most formidable enemies."

Christopher Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. David S. Goyer will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.

The Dark Knight Rises is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Sources: Warner Bros.

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  1. Altrim Jusufi

    great choice

    4 years agoby @Altrim-JusufiFlag

  2. Sean

    He probably will.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Dan

    @jptheredskull Yeah, but that's kinda lame :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  4. ChiRep_1



    4 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  5. SpaceCowboy

    Anne Hathaway was attractive in the Princess Diaries, but now she looks like she has too much makeup on or something. I dunno. She's weird looking and I'm not really looking forward to seeing her as Catwoman.

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  6. J.P.

    @dan1 You can have Harley Quinn without the Joker. She could his Woman on the outside who does his bidding.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  7. Ryan Moran

    awesome shes hot she should be catwomen and he should be bane

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  8. Dan

    Nice, 50 thumbs up.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. jabinferno

    nolan's no fan of cgi, so here's hoping he won't use any for bane

    4 years agoby @jabinfernoFlag

  10. Faiz Skyward

    haha...nice...anne hathaway as catwoman..pretty awesome

    4 years agoby @faiz-skywardFlag

  11. Dan

    @Cell Can't have Harls without Joker, sorry :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    ..... I wish Harley Quinn (She is a frequent accomplice and the girlfriend of Batman's nemesis the Joker, and is also a close ally of Poison Ivy!) was in Part 3!!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. CelluloidDreams

    Eartha Kitt was ...and always will be Catwoman to me!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  14. Brandon S. Todd

    The woman who played Maul in Nolan's Inception would be a great Catwoman if I may say so.

    4 years agoby @brandon-scott-toddFlag

  15. the Narrator

    Lol @Supes. I could not agree more if I wanted to... except for Bosworth, I don't think she's half bad. I actually find her far more attractive than Hathaway. Lol. But that's me. But definitely gonna get us a hot Lane... dang, I can't wait for casting news all around.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  16. Dan

    @Narrator Sucker Punch does seem like a culmination of his abilities, doesn't it? It seems to have the most extravagant visual style of all his films (I don't believe a single fantasy element has been forgotten), the plot doesn't sound halfway bad (finding realistic items to escape the asylum, but in a fantastical, Rated R way), and I'm sure it'll be another rockin' soundtrack. Just seems like it'll be a flat out fun time. Maybe not the deepest, thought provoking flick, but that clearly isn't its goal, from the trailers at least.

    And regarding Superman, I doubt he'll show us the Boy Scout getting lucky, but who knows :P Just give us guys a hot Lois Lane. Returns didn't seem like a fair trade, we were stuck looking at Kate Bosworth, who in my estimation is only so-so (I'm picky, sue me).

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. bounded

    What's Nolan's weakness? Weak female leads?

    4 years agoby @boundedFlag

  18. the Narrator

    Exactly @Supes. Either way, I believe Snyder has found the recipe for giving audience eye sex like none-other, and he's using it, and using it, and using it. Personally, I can't blame him in the least, and I think he's found his home with films like Sucker Punch. Here's hoping Superman surprises us in a good way with some of Snyders other talents, such as adapting.... and if not, then maybe we'll see Lois and Clark REALLY get it on.. jk, jk. :P

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  19. Dan

    @Narrator Even if Sucker Punch ends up being a 'shallow' movie with a predictable ending, I don't think anyone will be able to walk away saying they didn't enjoy the outrageous orgy of action sequences, or the plentiful babes in it kicking ass in a way some of us dudes have only dreamt of :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  20. the Narrator

    @Supes, don't get me drooling. Snyder may have flaws, but at least he chooses some seriously beautiful girls in his films (for the most part).

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  21. Pjwolsker

    ha killer croc would be awesome in this. i know Nolan could make it work.. now who should play him? i have no idea

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  22. Gnyah123

    shud have killer croc!

    4 years agoby @gnyah123Flag

  23. Zdarth


    4 years agoby @zdarthFlag

  24. slysnide

    Indy doesn't really require depth as a character. Nor did the supporting roles. That's what made "Raiders of the Lost Ark" the best adventure film (to me at least). And then not rehashing it with "Temple of Doom" which was another classic '30s formula that people rag on for some reason. Then "Last Crusade" being the depth to the character, (which wasn't an apology for the second one, but the fulfillment of a contract) for if one reveals too much all at once, you lose the edge sequels have to offer. Hence Indy was a concept, like Nolan's worlds. One you can grasp quickly. I agree though that Speilberg & Eastwood have been obsessing over dramas lately. They're not bad though. Showcases their talent through shifting seamlessly through genres.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  25. Dan

    Sounds good to me :P

    Speaking of Asian girls, how bout that Jamie Chung ala Sucker Punch? Yep, reason enough right there to see it.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  26. the Narrator

    Lol. I didn't see it, so pity. No, I just re-read my last statement as well, and found it a bit hypocritical. My bad mate. We'll agree to... err... enjoy Nolan and asian girls? Lol.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  27. Dan

    F*ck that last comment I made (I deleted it). I don't want to get into an argument, not with you of all people. Gotta save that energy for the @POTC and @Monkey's of the world.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  28. the Narrator

    Lol @Supes. I understand that, but of Nolan's flaws, I think him focusing on his strong points is the least of them.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  29. Dan

    @Narrator I was only pointing out some flaws that I see with Nolan, so as also to not appear "on his dick". Of course he's a fantastic director, I don't gloat enough about him for that to be obvious?

    I was simply using Eastwood and Speilberg because they are the old dogs of Hollywood, and Nolan's British ass is new school (at the cream of the crop new school, though).

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  30. Daveactor7

    @Narrator agreed

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

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