Details are finally starting to spill out about the forthcoming “Dark Knight Rises” including some major casting news as it was recently announced that the roles for Catwoman and Bane have been filled!
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.
Now I have to admit that I am a huge fan of Anne Hathaway. It started after watching “The Devil Wears Prada” and has continued to expand over time. I think Hathaway has what it takes to bring a new level of ‘Sexy’ to the Selina Kyle character and you really can’t go wrong when you add a level of talent such as hers to your film. I really think that we will finally find the on screen chemistry from a love interest between Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne that we were hoping to see in the first 2 movies. The surprise for me is Tom Hardy playing Bane. I don’t know why I couldn’t have guessed a fitting villain to fit within Nolan’s Batman world as I really think that Bane could easily be the most organic fit yet into the series. I’m really hoping Hardy and Hathaway knock these performances out the park and let’s face it, they can’t be any worse than what we got from Jeep Swenson and Halle Berry.