Here's Your First Look at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Future Catwoman, in The Dark Knight Rises

Perhaps due to some interoffice jealousy over the fact that Zack Snyder got to release a picture of Henry Cavill as Superman this week -- or perhaps owing to a well-scheduled Google Calendar of marketing teases -- the Dark Knight Rises team over at Warner Bros. has offered up a first look of Anne Hathaway in the Christopher Nolan mega-film. Exciting! How does Hathaway's Selina Kyle compare to Michelle Pfeiffer's iconic incarnation of the mischievous Catwoman in Batman Returns?

Good, totally-unanswerable question, self! After all, it's only a still photo. What the picture does show, however, is that Hathaway's Ms. Kyle gets to ride a pretty badass Batcycle (or maybe Catcycle) in The Dark Knight Rises, all while wearing customary superhero leather. (Nice sunglasses, too; they look Bluetooth enabled.) One note about whether or not this is actually Hathaway as Catwoman: the .jpeg on the Dark Knight Rises website -- where the picture was released -- is labeled "selina_kyle." Important distinguisher or totally meaningless? You make the call.

Check out the full image below. [Click for bigger.]

The Dark Knight Rises swings into theaters on July 20, 2012.




  • ILDC says:

    Nolan presumably thinks Catwoman is too silly, but not Batman.

  • SD says:

    I am more disappointed that they are still using those stupid motorbikes. That sequence was one of the low spots in Dark Knight for me.

  • AS says:

    The glasses? Uh oh, I was pretty confident before, now I'm worried.

  • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

    The real question is how she got that bike inside the lobby of whatever Holiday Inn Express she seems to be tearing up.

  • NP says:

    They're obviously more gadget than fashion. As Rosen points out, it's one still photo. There's no context.

  • Brian says:

    Can we talk about the way Nolan casts women? It raises certain red flags, no?

  • Jake says:

    Costume is reminiscent of the 1960s' TV Catwoman--think Eartha Kitt or Julie N.

  • Sassssy says:

    I read that this Catwoman won't have the headpiece seen on Michelle, Halle and others. This film will have her looking the way she did in the comics, hence the googles versus the headpiece with kitten ears on top.

  • CiscoMan says:

    Not really? At least outside of the Batman franchise thus far. I thought Maggie Gyllenhaal was an odd choice, and I'm assuming you're counting Katie Holmes, too, but I thought she was workable. The others: Carrie-Anne Moss, Hilary Swank, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Ellen Page, and Marion Cotillard. For me, Page was only one outside of her wheelhouse, but then the purpose of that role was to ask the audience's questions so DiCaprio's character could explain stuff.

  • metroville says:

    Yeah, yeah...we're all concerned.
    Nolan's fingers remained tented in expectation of the 600 kabillion dollars that we concerned folks will help the movie gross.

  • Satria says:

    Love Hathaway. Love Catwoman even more. Can't recognize either of them in this picture.

  • Louis Virtel says:

    Mark my words, this will be the best Spy Kids ever.

  • Dimo says:

    So now we know how Sky Mall stays in business.