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

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.

Sources: Warner Bros.

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  • Altrim-Jusufi • 4 years ago

    great choice

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    • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

      @jabinferno

      He probably will.

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      • dan1 • 4 years ago

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

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        • ChiRep-1 • 4 years ago

          Bump.

          =P

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          • SpaceCowboy • 4 years ago

            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.

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            • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

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

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              • nightwing18 • 4 years ago

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

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                • dan1 • 4 years ago

                  Nice, 50 thumbs up.

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                  • jabinferno • 4 years ago

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

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                    • faiz-skyward • 4 years ago

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

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                      • dan1 • 5 years ago

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

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                        • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

                          ..... 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!!!

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                          • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

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

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                            • brandon-scott-todd • 5 years ago

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

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                              • narrator • 5 years ago

                                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.

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                                • dan1 • 5 years ago

                                  @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).

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                                  • bounded • 5 years ago

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

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                                    • narrator • 5 years ago

                                      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

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                                      • dan1 • 5 years ago

                                        @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

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                                        • narrator • 5 years ago

                                          @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).

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