This is flippin AWESOME news, Bat-fans! It has been confirmed that for the third and final film in Christopher Nolan’s amazing Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, has found it’s villains – Catwoman and Bane. Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle /Catwoman, while Tom Hardy will play Bane. While The Whore was really hopping for The Riddler and Catwoman, at least we got half of what we wanted. Christopher Nolan is a cinematic genius who brought back art to one of the most iconic characters of all time. So we’ll trust him with this.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters June 20, 2012.
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.