Tom Hardy & Anne Hathaway Confirmed in the “Dark Knight Rises”

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oscar nominated actress Anne Hathaway is officially playing Selina Kyle in the upcoming Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. Their is still no confirmation from the press release that Selnia’s alter-ego (Catwoman) will appear in the film. Additionally, we now know that Tom Hardy will indeed be playing the villain Bane. The character first appeared in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January 1993), and was created by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and Graham Nolan. Bane has been one of Batman’s most intelligent and physically powerful foes and is best known for breaking Batman’s back in the Knightfall story arc.

“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,” director Christopher Nolan said in a statement.

Here’s the press release:

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.
8 Comments
  1. Justine says

    What a silly series.

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  4. James Merolla says

    I still don’t understand why Catwoman NEEDS to be in this film. Every Batman fan I talk to just acts like it’s obvious for her to be in it, but never has a good reason for it.

  5. Yaz says

    How can I not weigh in on this? Not at all diggin Hathaway as Catwoman, BUT, hopefully, Nolan will make his Catwoman fresh… If he goes the twisted dark route with her as he went with Joker, it might actually be appealing to watch.

    Bane is a pretty lame villain. Sure he’s intelligent and all when first introduced in the comics, but at the end of it all the guy is muscle – which could actually be refreshing for the series… You know, see someone give Batman a phsycial fight for once. And with Hardy in that role, I think he could do wonders for it.

    I believe in Chris Nolan. Just hope Hathaway doesn’t screw shit up. On a side note, bring on those photoshopped Bronson-as-Bane photos!

  6. Chris says

    Wow my anticipation for this just plummeted. I really am tired of Hathaway and really don’t see what people see in her.

  7. Simon Howell says

    …oh.

    At least Bane sounds potentially cool? Really not stoked for more Catwoman.

    1. Chris says

      Agree with Bane though. I’m not too familiar with the villain, but it’ll be interesting to see something new and refreshing. Especially with Hardy tired to it.

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