Friday, August 5, 2011

First Look at Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

Hot on the tail of yesterday’s Superman reveal, Warner Brothers released the first picture of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. In typical Nolan fashion, it doesn’ t give away much detail, but still gets us excited.

(C) Warner Bros.
As expected, this take on Catwoman is more about function than look. It’s about a complete 180 from the previous on-screen version- Halle Berry’s nightmarish turn in 2004.
The new costume is obviously influenced by Jim Lee’s take, but with one obvious omission: cat ears. There’s nothing about the costume (as far as we can see) that makes us say there’s Catwoman. The goggles seem to flair up at the top corners, but it’s not too obvious. It’s interesting considering the fact that Batman got ears, and the topic of theatricality and criminals dressing up has been discussed in both previous film installments.
There’s already been fanboy talk that since the image is named Selina Kyle (Catwoman’s alter ego), we’re not seeing the full Catwoman costume. Spy pics from the set show the same costume. Although it appears that the scene being filmed is the one that shows up in the official pic. I guess time will tell.
The Dark Knight Rises comes out next July.

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