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Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy confirmed for Catwoman and Bane

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It turns out the rumor that Tom Hardy will star in The Dark Knight Returns is true, but as Bane instead of Dr. Hugo Strange. Christian Bale will of course return as Batman, and the lengthy search for the right Hollywood lady to play both Selina Kyle and Catwoman has finally come to a close. After reportedly considering Blake Lively, Charlize Theron, Keira Knightley, Vera Farmiga, Rachel Weisz, Kacie Thomas, Naomi Watts, and Natalie Portman, Christopher Nolan has finally decided on Anne Hathaway.

As someone whose favorite Batman villains were Two Face, Bane, and Clayface, this is great news for me. It's also great news for Anne Hathaway, who recently starred in the dud film Love and Other Drugs and could definitely use another big release to keep her fame inflated longer.

Speaking of drugs, one of our editors just got out of a painful knee surgery a few days ago and is still loopy from his pain meds. We decided to have him create an artistic rendering of what Catwoman will look like in full costume in The Dark Knight Returns, which is still set for a July 20, 2012 release in theaters. Check out his superb mockup...

It turns out the rumor that Tom Hardy will star in The Dark Knight Returns is true, but as Bane instead of Dr. Hugo Strange. Christian Bale will of course return as Batman, and the lengthy search for the right Hollywood lady to play both Selina Kyle and Catwoman has finally come to a close. After reportedly considering Blake Lively, Charlize Theron, Keira Knightley, Vera Farmiga, Rachel Weisz, Kacie Thomas, Naomi Watts, and Natalie Portman, Christopher Nolan has finally decided on Anne Hathaway.

As someone whose favorite Batman villains were Two Face, Bane, and Clayface, this is great news for me. It's also great news for Anne Hathaway, who recently starred in the dud film Love and Other Drugs and could definitely use another big release to keep her fame inflated longer.

Speaking of drugs, one of our editors just got out of a painful knee surgery a few days ago and is still loopy from his pain meds. We decided to have him create an artistic rendering of what Catwoman will look like in full costume in The Dark Knight Returns, which is still set for a July 20, 2012 release in theaters. Check out his superb mockup picture below, or hit the jump for the full press release.{{page_break}}

 

BURBANK, CA, January 19, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle 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.”

      Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer.  Nolan 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.

 

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