Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman Costume in ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Revealed! [Updated]

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Now that the summer of superhero movies is nearing its end, with all four of 2011′s comic book movie tentpoles having been released, three of which were Marvel films and the one Warner Bros./DC Entertainment flick not meeting expectations, DC is attempting to take some of that spotlight. At Comic-Con two weeks ago, Warner Bros. had nothing to show audiences, while Marvel was releasing Captain America: The First Avenger alongside a first look at The Avengers.

With that out of the way, Warner Bros. is now dominating the headlines with casting news, a change in date for Man of Steel, the first look at Henry Cavill in his Superman costume and now, our very first official look at Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.

Since filming of The Dark Knight Rises moved over to Pittsburgh, we’ve seen plenty of set photos and videos that reveal not only some of the vehicles and characters of the film, but plenty of potential plot spoilers. Such images gave us a better look at Tom Hardy in his Bane outfit and what may be the lowdown on Talia al Ghul.

This new photo however, wasn’t snapped by onlookers watching the crew shoot the film from a distance, and instead was released by Warner Bros. officially. It presents Selina Kyle in what appears to be her Catwoman outfit, or at least part of it, while riding the Batpod, putting to rest any speculation that Hathaway Selina Kyle character may not become Catwoman in the film.

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She’s got the leather outfit on, so cross that off the list. Not too surprisingly, the outfit worn by Hathaway here is spot-on the rumored Catwoman costume description we reported on in June, which hinted at a less sexy, but more tactical form-fitting outfit with goggles – something a world class thief may actually wear.

[Update: Just Jared snapped a few photos of Anne Hathaway's stunt double using the Batpod during filming, offering a good side-angle shot of the Catwoman costume in action - see below!]

The tech-heavy glasses (look for them in Target and Walmart next summer) shouldn’t be too surprising, considering what we’ve seen from Batman’s vehicles and gadgets in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. From the Tumbler and the Batpod, to the 3D sonar glasses Batman used through a cellphone network – as illogical as that may have been – director Christopher Nolan isn’t shy about introducing a little science fiction in his films about the caped crusader, which is especially true if the Lazarus Pits we’ve seen photos of play into the story of The Dark Knight Rises the way we think they might.

Looking past the surface details of this Catwoman photo, there are greater implications to be discussed. Firstly, Hathaway is riding the Batpod. Why? Did she steal it or at this point in the film, can we assume she’s working alongside Batman to fight what may be multiple villains in the story?

The Dark Knight Rises cast sees the return of Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Nestor Carbonell and Michael Caine along with franchise newcomers Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Burn Gorman, Diego Klattenhoff and Alon Aboutboul.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20, 2012.

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  1. Lame.

  2. I was kinda hoping they would have her in female black BDU’s almost, kinda like the fan art. The leather isn’t doing it for me, but we’ll see. I believe in Christopher Nolan.

  3. not that i want to have anything negative to say or nitpick on minor details but… I would think a burglar/thief or potential close combat fighter would have much shorter hair than we see hathaway sporting here.. at least at shoulder length short. catwoman in the comics has pretty short hair typically, it just seems unpractical to have such long hair if your all about stealth and speed. i dunno. does anyone else think so?

    • word

    • The hair is the least of this character’s problems…

      How about the Spy Kids goggles?

      And the fact that this isn’t Catwoman even a tiny bit.

      • Ummm…WHY is not Catwoman? …because there are no cats running after the Batpod?

        • OK, so let me see if I can make this clearer – go with me here -

          Your girlfriend says she wants to be Catwoman for Halloween and tasks you with buying her costume. (Yes I know, unbelievable on many levels but stay with me)

          So you go out and buy her a pair of black spy-kids goggles and a black jumpsuit and she says…

          If that doesn’t resonate, put the above picture of Henchwoman #6 next to this picture of Catwoman.

          http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/3693633985_09860b78db_b.jpg

          See?

          • I wonder if the goggles have anything to do with piloting the bat pod , eh?

            As for Halloween costumes, as long as it involves skin tight clothing that can be removed at a astonishing pace — winner winner chicken dinner

            • “I wonder if the goggles have anything to do with piloting the bat pod , eh?”

              Yes, that´s why Batman wore them in TDK.

              • Scapegoat

                1) That does not look like a exact copy of the TDK Batpod therefore some advancements may have been implentend. 2) Just because Batman didnt use gogles does not mean Selina Kyle/Catwoman someone else cant use them.

                You have been very vocal and adamant about your dislike of the Nolanverse as a whole and im proud that you have been able to discuss said thoughts in a intelligent way without the use of excessive sarcasm and/or bias. With that being said I hope you find solace in the comics, Batman: Under The Red Hood and upcoming Batman reboot. May the Nolan be with you. Always and Forever.

          • Yes…I see two different interpretations of CATWOMAN in two different Batman films. Your point is…?

            Hmmm, you sound a tad bit snarky in your response. More fiber in your diet might help.

            Just sayin’… :)

          • … Dante…. That is a picture of Tim Burtons’ Catwoman portrayed by Michelle Phiffer. Um…. Um… Well, Nolan has decided to do a different take. This is another Two Face character. Nolan and Hathaways’ Catwoman will unfold in the same manner.

            • And this take on Catwoman is just … Woman?

              I mean the Two-Face argument is flimsy, did he has the Two-Face look? Yes

              Now is the above picture Catwoman? At all? No.

    • She sports short hair NOW…For years, she had long hair. It can work.

    • Yea you think she watch CSI or CSI: Miami and get a few do’s and do nots. Hopefully will get honey shots of her going through laser security like Catherine Zeta-Jones in Entrapment. Giggady.

  4. cat woman looks awessome!!

    • I thoroughly agree. :)

  5. Not bad at all. I like the goggles and the blue light thingamabob. I happen to enjoy the less is more approach on this one. As cat woman stands for cat-burglar. Not hot chick wearing cute little fury outfit with cutesy little ears.

    I can understand some people getting mad at this decision. But those people need to understand what works on a comic book page will not necessarily work in a real life setting. As a matter of fact sometimes it can look down right wacked if it isn’t handled properly. Think about how corny THE FLASH will look if they copy the color scheme from the comic completely.

    I think Nolan is on his game and is on track to deliver the mega blockbuster i believe this movie is setting up to be. A dark, menacing thriller rivaling SEVEN, THE FUGITIVE and THIEF.

    • You mean like how Batman is really just a vigilante who doesn’t dress like a bat…

      wait.

    • “I think Nolan is on his game and is on track to deliver the mega blockbuster i believe this movie is setting up to be. A dark, menacing thriller rivaling SEVEN, THE FUGITIVE and THIEF.”

      See? That´s the problem. TDKR should be rivaling other comic book movies, not “regular” thrillers.

      • Why?

        It IS a film, after all. Why must it be pigeon-holed?

        • Why is the RIGHT question…as in

          Why include Selina Kyle at all if not to use her as Catwoman?

          • She might be becoming Catwoman in this film…None of us know, because none of us are working on this film at the moment. My “why” is a little different from yours. It’s okay though, as we can each ask our different questions.

      • exactly, nolan takes the ‘comic book’ out of a comic book movie, and totally dilutes these iconic DC comic book characters!!!! he’s shooting this more like a james bond movie and having batman travel the world just because it hasnt been done before in a batman movie… he over tries to make his movies standout from other comic book movies, and in the process of that gets too far away from the source material!!

        • EXACTLY!!!!!!! I’VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS!!!! GOD I COULD KISS YOU!!! No homo lol

          • then watch my “The dark knight is overrated/ terrible recap” video on youtube, you’ll enjoy my Nolan bashing… the guy is terrible at shooting action sequences…etc,etc,etc

        • You clearly know nothing about movies or the comics. You do know Batman travels the world in the comics as well? He goes all over the world all the time. It’s fairly common.

          Batman has also always been the least comic booky comic of them all.

          Nolan takes a realistic approach but certainly doesn’t go over the top with realism since he uses non existent tech in the movies still. He simply toook the world and made it believable.

          Begins and TDK are still far closer to the source material than over 90% of the other comic films out there.

          • Daniel is spot on. The ones who bash Nolan don’t make much sense at all. This is the most faithful adaptation of the material possible.

            To say that a movie ranked 3 all time is overrated is strange. i know some movies can sneak into the top ten. But to hit the top spots means your movie has to have good word of mouth and be able to outlast the competition.

            The dark knight stayed at the top of the heap for months. This is not easy. Where is Transformers 3 after 4 weeks?

            Those saying Chris Nolan is a failure are just haters who don’t like to see winners doing well.

            BTW i am no bandwagon jumper. I’ve enjoyed his films since “following” so you can stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

            • @”This is the most faithful adaptation of the material possible.”

              Um, just compare BB to Year One, and TDK to The Long Halloween. Both comic stories were CANNABALIZED. I’m not one to complain about films following the source (two different mediums), but saying he stays close to the source material is just wrong. More stuff the CON looks over.

              • Ghost while I don’t agree with the above guy that it’s the most faithful possible I will say that BB and TDK are very very faithful far more faithful than most comic book movies possibly all.

                Not only is it true to the characters but it actually comes close to actual stories from the books. Most other comic films not only can’t use actual comic stories but barely even get similar to the characters properly.

              • Ghost,

                You should check out how amazingly close did I find Nolan’s Joker to be to ‘The Killing Joke(1988)’s Joker:

                http://screenrant.com/dark-knight-rises-anne-hathaway-catwoman-tom-hardy-bane-sandy-97230/comment-page-9/#comments

          • Exactly. I’m betting JBM has never read Knightfall, or Death in the Family. Those are major storylines where Batman has gone outside of the U.S. to stop criminals or search for someone.

          • * there’s 70 yrs of batman comics of course he travels the world in them… doesnt mean u need to film batman going to china, when they could have shown more of the joker doing all of his schemes!?!

            “Nolan takes a realistic approach but certainly doesn’t go over the top with realism since he uses non existent tech in the movies still. He simply toook the world and made it believable.”
            “Begins and TDK are still far closer to the source material than over 90% of the other comic films out there.” – Daniel F

            yea Gordon taking a bullet for a replaceable mayor, the joker going undetected in the middle of a sea of cops while shooting the mayor, the joker pulling off over 50 schemes w/ only a gang of “Extras”/teenagers, Harvey being flipped into Two-face by a joker in drag, then going on a killing spree while he was on “no painkillers”, a batpod thats visibly nearly impossible to ride/turn in, the cleanest most non gotham city, batman and rachel falling 40 stories without a bruise, then in the ending two-face falls 2 stories and o i guess he’s dead according to nolan

            yea that was all believable Daniel F, if you’re a nolan groupie!
            He put us in a realistic world, but jumps in and out of realism throughout… burton did a perfect balance between comic book and movie… Nolan fails in his attempt to convert a legendary comic book character into what he calls “realism”, rob zombie tried the same thing w/ michael myers… dont ruin a fantasy character by trying to make him more ‘real’

            • JBM,

              Now all you could point out to are the supposedly technical faults (?), weren’t you ?

              That still doesn’t take anything away from the realism in the story-telling, rich philosophical dialogues and the truthfulness of the nature of the characters to the original sources. Those central concepts are what matter to me. May be Cult-against-Nolan should go back to watch Nicholson playing Nicholson in a supposedly faithful(???) rendition of Batman comics. I’m personally surprised that I have a collection of most ALL CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED Bat-comics with me and I still find the nature of Burton’s Bat-movie-characters NOWHERE in the vicinity of that of the book-characters…More likely they appear to me like swimming in the sea of Campiness. :)

        • @ JBM

          I pretty much agree with ya.

  6. All I can say is “Meh”, its really unimpressive.

  7. So I see random Henchwoman #4 – where’s this picture of Catwoman everyone’s talking about?

  8. I heard all of this complaining when Heath Ledger was announced for The Dark Knight…Nolan has NEVER made a bad film and as for the thought that warners bought Nolan out to include characters that appeal to a younger audience so that the film would gross higher is ridiculous..nolan is the exception to the rule he has warners by the balls seeing the money they threw at him for Inception

    • Where does everyone keep getting this Kool Aid?

  9. Jeez I was gonna say something about how bad the costume looks then I came in and saw people hating on Nolan just for fun and it is bothersome. Some of you are so obsessed with trashing the guy that ou don’t even make it sound like he is good. You don’t think he is the greatest? Fine at least show him some respect he isn’t Uwe Bowl for crying out loud. Some of you guys are just over doing it. Why not just express your concerns with out insulting the guy?

    All that said it’s sad how poorly this costume has come out. Bane IMO looked great, but this stuff with catwomen really doesn’t look good.

    • It’s what happens when you are hugely successful. People think you selling out if you like the guy. Me personally have been a fan since he made “following” so i am no band wagon jumper. I’ve liked him since the very beginning.

      I remember thinking he wouldn’t be a good choice for BB. And it took me a while to accept his vision which was so radical compared to what was previously seen.

      Then when i heard that he hired Heath Ledger to play Joker i scratched my head. But the truth is CN has earned his place among the legends of Hollywood. He is no hack he is the best there is. I personally like him better than James Cameron because he is more respectful to his staff. And knows how to cook Hitchcock style thrillers.

      Nevertheless i believe people will always hate on brand names. People like it better when your small. An unknown. But as i said. I have the right to like him because i was there since the very beginning.

  10. there are a lot of other leading ladies that could be a much better catwoman,anne hathaway will never be a halley berry

  11. Jeez…this looks like a preview for “Spy Kids 4″. That pouty 12-year-old mouth certainly doesn’t help.
    Tbh, despite being a big bat-fan, I never watched TDK simply because Batman Begins was the worst movie I saw that year. I actually prefer Schumacher’s abominable versions to Nolan’s – those at least hint at being based on a comic book. Tim Burton did it best – gritty AND larger than life. The animated series is just as good.
    As for Heath Ledger being an actor god for his Joker; if you were born in the 70s or earlier, you may recall that Jack Nicholson recieved the exact same praise for HIS take on the role – which 20 years later looks exceedingly camp and overplayed. So no, it’s the role that fascinates, not the actor. Lucky for Heath he won’t be around to see his finest hour ridiculed in a few years.

    • Wow, I will never understand the views of things from certain people. Its just baffles me. Batman Begins THE WORST MOVIE OF THE YEAR?! What goes on in your head?

    • Wow!!!!

      You thought Schumacher’s version was better. I thought Batman and Robin was the worst,absolute worst movie released that year. I remember being in the theater with a friend poking at the movie the whole time. I was in shock of how bad that movie was for a week. You lost a lot of credibility by saying what you just said.

      I am stupified to hear anyone say that mess was worthy of comparison. Goodness grief. Are you missing out.

    • @ Frasse

      I liked Burton’s films aswell. Because i watched them as kid for one thing & i look at his take & notice his version seems darker than Nolan’s imo. Even Gotham City looked darker, the kind of city as Jack Napier himself said ” Good people shouldn’t live here, they’d be happier living somehwere else”. And Burton’s films helped made Batman:TAS great as it was. I agree about Nicolson for his take for the role of the Joker. He got the same kind of attention as Heath Ledger got from people before they saw the movie & he proved the naysayers wrong. Not just him but Michael Keaton as Batman aswell. So i wouldn’t be surprised 20 + years from now people will be saying the same kind of things about Nolan’s Batman films as they’re sayin about Burton’s now.

    • Frasse,

      Nolan’s Joker ACTUALLY HAS a plan, isn’t it? The mere words that he spoke dripped of Intelligence and Philosophy that the treacherous, glib-talking deceptive guy possessed and that made him even more dangerous and attractive both at the same time.

      …As for Burton’s Joker, anybody can copy the tricks and gimmicks from the books. It’s for anybody out there to read and implement because the Batman comics have been out there for since 1939. And I mean ALL the gimmicks. But to create a proper philosophy as a background to back up the actions of a character can NOT be JUST copied from a comic/novel. Nolan actually ABSORBED the essence of the Joker from the some of the BEST Joker novels around: The Killing Joke(1988), The Long Halloween (1996-1997) and he put it in his movies to back up the actions of the character.

      …All Burton’s Joker did to back up his acts was a grin or a laugh or some cheesy over-the-top one-liners. See? Burton was OUT OF IDEAS AS WHAT TO DO NEXT. How to explain Joker’s deeds? So let’s put in some One-liners. One-liners are easier to put in script rather than create a complex character. The same goes for Burton’s Batman.

      Anyway, if Burton did get inspired from some Batman comic then it has to be the first one: B#001 (1940). No Depth in characters. No Aim. Just purely made with children as targets. I agree with you on that point. Burton did set his Joker from one of the comics. And an Iconic one at that. The First Batman Comic ever. Undeveloped. Raw.

      And the difference between the First Batman comic (1940) and ‘The Killing Joke (1988)’ is for anybody to see …which is as clear as Night and Day.

      So I think, people will still remember, how classic ‘The Dark Knight(2008)’s Joker is 20 years from now. After all he is always ahead of the curve, isn’t he ?

  12. this is just a screen capture of one scene…
    I’m almost certain that if she is playing catwoman nolan will pay homage to the original catwoman costume in the same way he has done in the previous two movies. You people need to cool your heels.

  13. You guys need to stop complaining. Nolan is a genius, and this will be the greatest CBM ever made. This will be the movie of 2012.IN NOLAN I TRUST!!!!!!!!!!………….

    LOL jk, I’m getting so sick of his “realism” crap with his Batman films and from the sound of it on this page, lots a you guys are, too. I want the Avengers to take a giant, steaming poo on this movie.

  14. What would we do without haters? I mean really? It’s a picture people. Of ONE scene. That might not even be THE Catwoman costume!

    • foopher…

      They do this all the time. It is almost like a sickness. They moan and growl and froth at the mouth, finding fault with everything and/or everyone. Sometimes, they are proven at least somewhat justified in their rabidity.

      Just as often, though, they are revealed to be the negativist blowhards they appear to be. Oh, well…as is frequently said, “Haters will be hatin’”. It IS in the name, after all.

      ;)

      • I mean, maybe in this movie she staarts as Batman’s sidekick and then turns to crime. I mean, she’s on the dang Batpod!

  15. There is no surprise that Fanboys react the most hostile, praise worthy, and appreciative to content of their respected interest. But as a fanboy, I know that the fan base can be downright ridiculous too. Someone on here honestly said that Nolan’s version is garbage and they prefer the Schumacher version. Thats perfectly fine, but lets not go and say Nolan’s version doesn’t come off as comic book film. Batman’s classic mythology revolves around criminals in the mob and the supervillains born from odd situations just as Batman himself. Sometimes we go to far.

    I am not trying to spit on anyone’s opinion or belief, but theres a fine line between an opinion and ignorant statement. The photo of Catwoman is just that, ONE PHOTO!!! How can someone tell the film is going to be trash by one picture, thats not even bad at that. Catwoman and so many other female characters suffer from being used over sexually and less important in films anyway, so to have her in a different costume, in a scene that we dont even know is something intriguing.

    I love Nolan’s Batman’s films, as much as I do Burton’s. I just feel that you should dislike something with valid opinions, and not mindlessly nitpick and bash, without much intelligence. Just a thought to the fellow comic fans.

  16. hmmm.

  17. Everything I’ve seen so far in regards to this movie has looked awesome. F the haters

    • I couldnt agree more. I do find the negative comments amusing to read, and I do wonder why they bother wasting their time reading these pages, if theyve already made their minds up. But for me each picture I see about this film just makes it more awesome. And this is a picture of anne hathaway in a catsuit, in a new batman film. What is not to like about it?

  18. You know what’s funny, all the people who said they don’t like the suit at first was because it didn’t look like f%#&ing Catwoman and now they are being branded as haters? Really? So you know what I have decided to clear things up for the village people in here cause I know most of the “haters” will agree with me.

    1. Us “haters” like Nolan but we know he is human and can and has made mistakes. So when CON do all of the Trust in Nolan BS and his movies are perfect in the whole universe we are gonna call it. Is it a person opinions to like/dislike something? Yes. Can a person say something is by universal standards the best and get told no, start trashing people? No.
    Example of him failing: TDK has a great 1st and 2nd act, but falls apart in the 3rd.
    2. His take on Batman is good, but it’s not the best and there hasn’t been a great take on him. So far it’s either close to comics and too campy or close to realism and loses character. He is a comic book character, treat him as such but not over do it. Should it be realistic? Sure but don’t lose character. Should it follow the comics? Sure but not everything can or should translate to film.
    Example: Bane, Scarecrow, Joker and Harvey Dent all look great in translating over. They have the right balance of staying close to comics while being realistic. Batman and now Catwoman are too close to the realistic side by looks and on the former as a character. There is a reason why he is called the greatest Detective and she CATwoman.

    If you like the Nolan films fine, just don’t start saying stupid crap like Trust In Nolan. You look like a fool and will be treated as such. If you don’t like the Nolans films fine just don’t be an a$$. And don’t do personal attacks cause that shows you have no leg to stand on.

    • It’s b/c people just can’t handle negative opinions of anything related to Nolan. If you say one thing remotely negative, then you’re branded a “hater” for life.

      • @ Ghost

        No kidding. I been a victim already long ago, lol.

      • Ghost I have to disagree. It’s not if you say one negative thing. It’s if you say several negative thing in each post and make several posts on every article. It’s more about the fact that some people (I won’t name names) decide they have to trash Nolan and his films in every article period even if he isn’t mentioned in it. As long as a comment says his name the ‘haters’ have to respond and repeatedly insult him more than once.

        It especially brings heat on you when it’s not as simple as saying something negative and more saying something insulting.

        It’s funny because I know you like a lot of Nolans films and I know you think they are for the most part at least good, but you insult Nolan more than most on the site. When asked once you told me it was because he had a lot of fans. That makes no sense. Shouldn’t he still deserve repsect regardless of how many fans he has and how crazy some can be. I don’t care if someone doesn’t think he is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I get aggravated when he isn’t shown any respect and insulted by that person every day and several times a day.

        I can and have listed many faults in several of his films and some of his lacking as a film maker. No one is perfect. However, I don’t feel the need to do it every day and I show the man the respect he deserves for having such a good track record.

        Personally I like you and have for a long time and I hate that there has been a divide between us. I’m sorry that you have taken some of my comments personally, but it bugs me when someone who has proven to be talented to not even be shown respect simply because his fans annoy you.

        • @”When asked once you told me it was because he had a lot of fans”

          What I said was that it’s the fans going around saying “In Nolan we trust” or thinking TDKR will be cinematic gold simply b/c he’s directing it, or throwing Nolan’s name out for every comic book movie that gets made. It the fans putting him on a throne that makes him over-rated.

          I respect him for bringing Batman back after Schumacher and WB dug a grave with Batman And Robin. I’m most definitely looking forward to what he brings to his last Batman film, but I’m not gonna jump the gun and think it’s already good as many of the people think. He’s fallible just like everyone else is. Do I have high hopes for this film? Yes. But there’s always the chance it could be bad.

          @”Personally I like you and have for a long time and I hate that there has been a divide between us. I’m sorry that you have taken some of my comments personally, but it bugs me when someone who has proven to be talented to not even be shown respect simply because his fans annoy you.”

          Honestly dude, I don’t care that we have different OPINIONS on Nolan. You’re still cool (fist bump).

          • can’t be overrated if you’ve never underperformed… :P

        • Absolutely agree with Daniel F’s comment.

          Thank you, it becomes intimidating to post a comment when there are several posters who seem to gang up on individuals.

    • Trust in Nolan.

      Mama didn’t raise no fool.

  19. wdf come it dosnt have any cat features

  20. Dont matter to me as long as the ears show in the movie. IMHO Burtons movies are better. Liked BB alot and keept falling asleep in TDK.

    • @ Pawn65

      I agree. Burton’s films & Batman Begins are among my favorites.

  21. is that a stunt woman when I enlarged the pictures it looks like a mask and her lips look different and Anne’s left ear has a slight point on it

  22. IMO Nolans films arent the best. He grounds them in reality, making them realer and grittier then the comics. Is that the point in adapting a comic book into a movie? On another note, maybe Anne’s character Selina Kyle in this pic takes over for Batman while he’s hurt as “Batwoman” or “Batgirl.” And then later she comes into her own hero/foe as Catwoman. You never know until you watch the movie which is NEXT YEAR. I’m not a fanboy or Nolan film, I’m just an 18 yr old who ppreciates a good movie for about 2 1/2 hrs. Rememeber, it’s HIS interpetation of Batman he’s creating right here. He’s telling us a story of “what if Batman…” so appreciate it. If not don’t see it and if more pics from the set of TDKR come onto this site DON’T look at them then.

    • Have you read The Dark Knight Returns? Those are some of the Batman’s grittiest stories ever made. Its not his interpretation. Its the classical, and true to take to the source material that so many have never done.Read the comic books first, and I guarantee you the books are gritty. Batman has always been a character that travels around and deals with a lot of mobster and villains. Nolan’s Batman is the Batman that many DC fans have always wanted to see.

      The original Batman movies with Burton directing the project were the best and in my opinion are tied with Nolan’s, even though I love the newer ones better

      But I agree, WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR!!! I love how so many people say “I want a reboot of the series” when this series is one of the best comic book movie franchises, as well as just overall films, ever made.

      Keep in mind, they sit say “we want more Schumacher”, when he is the reason there weren’t any Batman films made for years. Sexual innuendos, nipples on the costume, too many villains.

      Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are each a story arc, and are two different movies. Even though it is a sequel, the movies have two different feels, and neither movie is boring.

      Nolan has plenty of faults as a director (ie. He doesnt film good fight scenes), but he is one of the best directors out there and one of the top three of this generation.

  23. I’m glad they didn’t add those EARS on her head, cause it looks like the very first CAT-WOMEN custom. I’m not happy with her riding the Bat-pod instead of her own ride but oh well I trust Nolan.

  24. * there’s 70 yrs of batman comics of course he travels the world in them… doesnt mean u need to film batman going to china, when they could have shown more of the joker doing all of his schemes!?!

    “Nolan takes a realistic approach but certainly doesn’t go over the top with realism since he uses non existent tech in the movies still. He simply toook the world and made it believable.”
    “Begins and TDK are still far closer to the source material than over 90% of the other comic films out there.” – Daniel F

    yea Gordon taking a bullet for a replaceable mayor, the joker going undetected in the middle of a sea of cops while shooting the mayor, the joker pulling off over 50 schemes w/ only a gang of “Extras”/teenagers, Harvey being flipped into Two-face by a joker in drag, then going on a killing spree while he was on “no painkillers”, a batpod thats visibly nearly impossible to ride/turn in, the cleanest most non gotham city, batman and rachel falling 40 stories without a bruise, then in the ending two-face falls 2 stories and o i guess he’s dead according to nolan

    yea that was all believable Daniel F, if you’re a nolan groupie!
    He put us in a realistic world, but jumps in and out of realism throughout… burton did a perfect balance between comic book and movie… Nolan fails in his attempt to convert a legendary comic book character into what he calls “realism”, rob zombie tried the same thing w/ michael myers… dont ruin a fantasy character by trying to make him more ‘real’

    Batman has a darkside, thats why he’s the most popular comic book hero, Nolan’s batman wants to quit being batman because he doesnt wanna kill the joker, he makes bruce wayne wanna quit for R. Dawes only a year after becoming Gotham’s protector from corruption !?! thats not batman

    • “doesnt mean u need to film batman going to china”

      Doesn’t mean you can’t either. It made sense with in the story and isn’t something un heard of for the character to do.

      “yea Gordon taking a bullet for a replaceable mayor”

      Explain what’s unbelievable about that? Not only is Gordon a cop, but an honorable and heroic man. He would put his life on the line for just about anyone especially the mayor.

      “the joker pulling off over 50 schemes w/ only a gang of “Extras”/teenagers”

      You mean much like he does in the comics? Not only does it fit the comics it’s believable. I suspect you take a look through out history crazier men have done worse with less. Joker is essentially a cult leader.

      “Harvey being flipped into Two-face by a joker in drag”

      That’s an understatement if ever there was one. It was far more than that. Harvey was in a traumatic event. He was permanently scared and oh yea he just lost the girl he loved. He was broken and lost. After that it was simple psychology from Joker to flip him. Like any great cult leader Joker is a master manipulator of broken men.

      There are more flaws in your argument than there are in all the Batman films combined.

      I laugh like crazy reading you say Burton did a better job at blending realism . Burtons world was 100% fantasy. It was nothing more than a joke.

      Also I’m not a crazy Nolan fan I can point out the real flaws for you if you like. The Tumbler is a horrible car for him to be using. It not only doesn’t fit the comics but it’s not realistic practical. The female leads in both nolan bat films were poorly cast and uninteresting. In Batman Begins it was out of character for Batman to put so many lives at risk in that car chase.

      No director is perfect neither is any film.

      In the comics Batman has nearly quit out of love and out of fear of going to far. He is also unwilling to kill. If you had ever read the comics you’d know that. Batman doesn’t have a darkside he’s simply dark. He is not an killer and he does still have the ability to love. He’s nearly quit for more than one woman. He’s constantly been afraid of going to far and killing many villains Joker specifically. He’s stopped other characters from killing the joker despite him clearly deserving it. Batman is a darker character, but he still has lines that he will not cross. Be for you try to argue what batman is and isn’t try actually knowing something about the character aside from what you saw in a Burton film.

      You should also pay attention a little more when watching films. They never made it clear an exact amount of time that Batman had been batman, but made it clear that it had been some time and fairly obviously more than just a year. It’s safe tos ay he was Batman for at least Three years by the time that TDK came out. He also wasn’t quitting for racheal. He was giving it up to prevent more innocent deaths. At least pay attention to the films before you trash them. If you prefer the Burton films fine, but dont’ make up reasons and change the actual facts.

      At the end of the day the Nolan films are easily in the top 3 most true to the source material comic films and are by far the most believable comic films. Best? That can be debated it’s opinion. Declaring it as unbelievable and untrue to the source material is totally off base and over the top. If you didn’t like the films fine, but at a certain point your just trying to hate on things.

      • *in my opinion im not basing what batman is off Burtons version. im saying burton had the best blend of what was great about the batman universe.

        “doesnt mean u need to film batman going to china”

        Doesn’t mean you can’t either. It made sense with in the story and isn’t something un heard of for the character to do.

        *missed half my quote and the meaning: they should have shown the joker doing some of the schemes since he did over 50. instead nolan decided to add a bunch of meaningless sub plots, he decided to load the movie w/ extra’s which took away screen time from one of the best comic book villains.

        “yea Gordon taking a bullet for a replaceable mayor”

        Explain what’s unbelievable about that? Not only is Gordon a cop, but an honorable and heroic man. He would put his life on the line for just about anyone especially the mayor.

        he took a bullet for the mayor and faked his death in one scene… it was unsuspenceful considering everyone knew they wouldnt kill Gordon before he became commisioner, so it was just pointless! u also ignored the fact that joker got away, but the security there was good enoguh to almost snipe Bruce as he opened a window shade??

        “the joker pulling off over 50 schemes w/ only a gang of “Extras”/teenagers”

        You mean much like he does in the comics? Not only does it fit the comics it’s believable. I suspect you take a look through out history crazier men have done worse with less. Joker is essentially a cult leader.
        *my point was they should have given him a real actor/ hench men to bounce lines off of, it would have been better then nolan cramming the movie with countless extra actors/ sub plots.

        “Harvey being flipped into Two-face by a joker in drag”

        That’s an understatement if ever there was one. It was far more than that. Harvey was in a traumatic event. He was permanently scared and oh yea he just lost the girl he loved. He was broken and lost. After that it was simple psychology from Joker to flip him. Like any great cult leader Joker is a master manipulator of broken men.

        * u can admit the character didnt get done justice, the ending was horrible, u didnt mention that, i dare u to watch that ending 3 times in 1 night, then tell me what u think.

        “I laugh like crazy reading you say Burton did a better job at blending realism . Burtons world was 100% fantasy. It was nothing more than a joke.” Daniel F

        * Burton took the best elements of the comic books into his version.he kept a ‘comic book character’ in a comic book world. the dialogue was more clever in Batman ’89… nolan tries to jam a comic book character into a so called ‘realistic world’, so it naturally doesnt fit.

        “Also I’m not a crazy Nolan fan I can point out the real flaws for you if you like. The Tumbler is a horrible car for him to be using. It not only doesn’t fit the comics but it’s not realistic practical. The female leads in both nolan bat films were poorly cast and uninteresting. In Batman Begins it was out of character for Batman to put so many lives at risk in that car chase.” Daniel F

        and we could point out 80+ more plot flaws, which is why TDK isnt a good batman movie

        You should also pay attention a little more when watching films. They never made it clear an exact amount of time that Batman had been batman, but made it clear that it had been some time and fairly obviously more than just a year. It’s safe tos ay he was Batman for at least Three years by the time that TDK came out. He also wasn’t quitting for racheal. He was giving it up to prevent more innocent deaths. At least pay attention to the films before you trash them. If you prefer the Burton films fine, but dont’ make up reasons and change the actual facts.

        * okay, lets say he was ‘batman’ from ’05-’08, now nolan wants us to believe that he didnt capture the scarecrow or the joker for 3 years, even though gordon handed him the card in ’05, he let the scarecrow sell the tainted supply of fear drugs for 3 yrs?, he was still on that same tainted supply that Ra’s al ghul supplied to him?, batman didnt accomplish anything in 3 yrs? he didnt kill anyone on the job in gotham?, and now he wants to quit because Harvey could be ‘Gothams White knight’!!!!! its more believable that it was 1 yr in movie time bro.

        - the movie is not good for hundreds of reasons, you subconsciously know it, but for some reason u defend it… i actually enjoyed Begins, that was a really good story, even though nolan is terrible at editing action sequences… but TDK is highly overrated. – JBM

        • You can point out a dozen more plot flaws? Really ? You have not managed to point out even one yet.

          Burtons Dialogue better? Dialogue was the weakest point of the 89 film. Which is saying a lot considering how horribly cheesy it was. It took the best part form the comics ? Seriously? That’s a joke right ?

          If you don’t like TDK and Begins fine. I disagree with everything you’ve said above. I didn’t think Joker needed side characters to play his lines off of. His lines were some of the best parts of the film they needed no one to play off of other than what they already had.

          I didn’t find the sub plots pointless at all and I thought it was handled perfectly.

          Every problem you have with the film is simply your opinion. Which is fine, but stop stating it as a fact. Also stop making up false hoods and disguising them as facts. As long as you stop making up things for the film and stop trying to pass your opinions as facts I don’t care what you say.

          In the comics and in the Animated series Batman contemplated quitting early in his carer several times. That is usually when people contemplate something like that the most. After 10 years he is set in his ways more. If you didn’t like that plot then you don’t like the comics.

          The film being bad is only your opinion it’s not mine and it’s not fact. It’s also disagreed with by the vast and I mean vast majority of people. Subconsciesely I know it’s not only the best Batman film but TDK was the best comic film period IMO (IMO means In My Opinion which is what all this is even from you). None of this is fact it’s your opinion and my opinion.

          The only people who say nolan is bad at editing are people who know nothing about film. Nolan has some of the best action scenes especially in Inception.

          I find it funny you preferred Begins. It was not only a more flawed film, but was far less faithful to the comics and the characters. I suspect you are one of the people who hate TDK because it was a run away it. Can’t like the popular things.

          • I do agree with you about the dialogue in Burton’s movies. Though for me, it’s the dialogue in Returns that bothered me. If it wasn’t for the acting, it would have been as bad as B&R.

      • I have to ask, how can you say that the tumbler was not practical? It is the most practical Batmobile made. It may not look like a traditional batmobile but considering it could, in real life, climb over cars and survive small to medium jumps. The previous cars could only go fast and if they hit speed bumps, they would have been wrecked. Not knocking them because I love Burton’s car and the batmobile from BTAS. However, they aren’t as practical. And in regards to Batman risking lives like that in BB, remember, in that movie, he had very little experience and he was trying to save the love of his life at the time. As he said, because of what Scarecrow had done to her, he had no time to “observe the rules of the road”. I’m sure that with his maturity, he would be able to be more careful when it came to evading cops. (Though, remember in TDK, he blew up several cars in front of kids in the tunnel. One could say those cars were parked and not occupied but even still, Batman would normally try not to damage other people’s property.)

        • The Tumbler is useful I’m not denying it, but when you are fighting crime in a city a Tank is hardly practical. Other than that part I also hate it because it’s horribly ugly and has nothing in common with any of the good Batmobiles. I wanted something useful , practical and decent looking. There are several examples in the comics, but sadly not in the films.

          There may have been a reason for his actions in BB in movie standards but it was out of character for Batman. In the comics even in his early years he would never put that many lives at risk. It also becomes horribly unbelievable when no one dies. Almost every crash that happened would of been fatal.

          • I’ve agreed with your previous arguments above,but your assessment and dislike of The Tumbler is nothing more than personal opinion and your previous comment shows that.

            Notice that they’ve never called it “The Batmobile”? That’s because it never has,nor never will be “The Batmobile”.It’s The Tumbler and it not meant to look like a fashion statement for “here come The Batman”.It’s mean to do a particular job when needed,and having some modified Corvette,or whatever they used for the other movies just doesn’t work in these films.

            Personally,I love The Tumbler and think that it’s Batman’s best vehicle I’ve ever seen.

            Oh,and it’s not a tank,because tanks sit on halftracks and not tires.

    • @ JBM

      Not to mention that one scene with the semi falls upsides down & Joker comes out just a tad dizzy.

  25. Bane being a reject from the MK web series and now this? Yeah lame.

    Anne Hathaway has never struck me as being particularly graceful, acrobatic or physical in general. So I have always had a hard time even believing she had the ability to pull off being a master thief capable of foiling Batman much less playing a believable Catwoman. Did I mention lame?

    • Aaahhh, Mongoose, once again I find myself agreeing with you.

  26. I just think she should be wearing a hood or something to cover more of her head. Cool glasses/goggles though.

  27. ANNE HATHEWAY IS THE WORST CATWOMEN EVER!!!. Much respect to Chris Nolan still. The story should be more towards Ra’s Al Ghol daughter Talia as the female lead character (Gemma Arterton in Prince of Persia) would be perfect for it. Usually the story of the end of batman should reflect from the beginning. The trailer shows that concept. With the exceptions of Kim Basinger and Michelle Pieffer, all other females were all wrong for their part. Anne Hatheway will prove my theory. Anne Hatheway does not have it in her to play dark and seductive to a batman 10 years of her age.

    • Ok dude give me a break. The costume looks awful I’ll give you that.

      However, you can’t declare Anne hatheway the worst catwoman ever. You know why?

      1. You haven’t even seen the film yet. You saw her in a pic. If you think she will be bad fine, but you have not seen it so you don’t know she is the worst.

      2. Nothing can be worse than Halle Berry.

      • Agree with both points. But as I learned long a go, people will still slam a movie without seeing it, and when it comes out with the majority of fans and critics loving it, they will still hate.

  28. Dont care abt d Fanboy uproar abt Catwomans costume,
    I was one of them when Nolan casted Heath Ledger as Joker,and look now…so I’ll wait n watch coz I hv utmost faith in Nolan n I’m sure his vision of Catwoman will b cooler than ever

    • Umm what does dislike of the costume have to do with casting Heath Ledger. People were pissed about Heath when they hadn’t seen him. We have seen this costume now. Not the same.

      • As people have stated earlier, she not slated to play “Catwoman,” just “Selina Kyle.” She could legitimately not be Catwoman at all, maybe she’s Falcone’s daughter like in The Long Halloween or Dark Victory (I don’t remember which one it is) and she is taking over the crime syndicate. You must remember a huge part of Nolan’s Batman films deal with the mob and if she’s not Catwoman-like in the picture, maybe she’s not actually Catwoman in the movie.

  29. Quick question fellow screen ranter’s. I’m brand spanking new when it come’s to graphic novels and would really appreciate some suggestion as to where to start. The darker and/or obscure the better. Thanks

    • Evergreen

      What are you looking for? Just Batman or comics in general ? I’ll assume you are asking for Batman since this is a Batman article.

      So let me ask do you just want the good stories or important stories. Some of the stories are not great, but are very important to the over all story of Batman.

      Continuity you’d want to start with

      Batman Year One
      Batman Long Halloween
      Batman Dark Victory
      Batman Killing Joke
      Batman Death in the family
      Batman Knightfall
      Batman No Mans Land

      That should be a good introduction.

      If you want some great stories I’d go with all of the above plus
      Batman Hush

      and even though it isn’t specifically Batman I highly recommend DC’s amazing IDENTITY CRISIS. It’s IMO the greatest comic story ever told. Features the JLA Batman is in it just isn’t the primary focus.

      • That’s a terrible list. Delete it and forget about it. Leave the lists to someone else please.

        • Terrible list ? Give me a break troll

          Every thing in that list is important to the story of Batman. Which is what I said above.

          Do you actually dare to contest that these stories are important to Batmans continuity? If so than I have to ask do you read the comics? These all contain important events. Whether you like the stories or not is irrelevant. They are very important to Batman’s history. Also just so you know all of them are by most generally considered very good. Still as I said it wasn’t about quality it was about importance.

          • What about the Dark Knight Returns? That was a pretty good book.

            • TheAvengers

              The Dark Knight returns isn’t important to the story of Batman as far as Continuity goes. It isn’t official.

        • Oh yeah? Well lets see your list then.

      • All of those are some of my favorite Batman stories.

    • Evergreen,

      Read all the novels that Daniel recommended, those are excellent except…the long version of ‘No Man’s Land’ that I have, I find it only good in some patches.

      I would ALSO recommend,

      Strange Apparitions (1977)
      The Dark Knight Returns (1986) – (though not in the continuity )
      Son Of The Demon (1987)
      The Cult (1988)
      A Lonely Place of Dying (1989)
      Blind Justice (1989)
      Gotham By Gaslight (1989)
      Gothic(1990)
      Vampire Trilogy – Part I – Red Rain (1991)
      Venom (1991) – (Legend Of The Dark Knight series)
      Arkham Asylum (1994)
      Mad Love (1994)
      Black and White Vol-1 (1996)
      ThrillKiller (1998)
      Tower of Babel (2000) – JLA
      The Man Who Laughs (2005)
      Nine Lives (Year?)
      Tales Of The Demon (assembled)

      Most others that I know of, are as as campy as Burton’s Batman. Don’t waste your on them. :)

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