Anne Hathaway Cast as Catwoman For ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, Tom Hardy Cast as Bane


This Afternoon, Warner Bros. Pictures put out a press release that revealed that Anne Hathaway had been cast as Selina Kyle, better known as Catwoman,  in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” In addition, they also revealed that Tom Hardy had been cast as Bane.

I have to admit, I have never seen anything with Anne Hathaway in it, so I don’t know if she’s any good or not. She’s certainly very pretty, but from what I’ve seen of her, she seems a little bit too sweet and innocent to play Catwoman. Then I found this picture to the top right, and reevaluated that opinion a little. Besides, Christopher Nolan is the king of casting, and always seems to pick the exact right person for each role, even when you think that they would never suit that character!

The second announcement of Tom Hardy as Bane comes as no huge surprise, as Nolan had previously cast him in Inception, and Nolan seems to love to reuse actors in different movies. He seems like he could pull of Bane, but then again, Bane doesn’t require that much acting, just a bunch of grunting, really!

The Press release:

BURBANK, CA, January 19, 2022 – 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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