‘Dark Knight Rises': Anne Hathaway As Catwoman!

With the enormous wealth of “Dark Knight Rises” set photos pouring in, most of them focusing on the vicious Bane and a possibly equally ruthless you-know-who, fans have been left to scratch their heads over one question… just where in the heck is our first look at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle?

Check out our photo analysis of Hathaway’s Catwoman.

Well wonder no more: here’s the first official production still of Hathaway dressed to the nines for Christopher Nolan’s third and supposedly final Batman film! While it’s a little bit late to the dance, this first look at Selina Kyle answers some questions and raises a few others.

First thing that comes to mind? Hathaway is indeed not just playing Selina, but Catwoman as well! Though one has to wonder whether or not this is her full-on Catwoman gear and if so… I’m not blown away. I’ve been hoping for a costume that’s a bit closer to the popular Jim Lee design from his “Hush” run, mask and all. This Catwoman’s got the goggles going on — and it looks like perhaps she’s seeing in that crazy sonar-vision seen throughout “The Dark Knight,” though I could be wrong on that — but there’s no proper mask. Hopefully this is just one version of the character’s look in the film.

The other thing that leaps out right away is, well, Catwoman’s riding the Batpod! Why the heck is she doing that? Well, we know the woman is an expert thief, so perhaps she’s gone digging through Bruce Wayne’s cave and come up with some wonderful new toys. (Speaking of, between this and the hijacked Tumbler, Brucie might want to get the cave’s locks changed!)

But has Catwoman really stolen this high end merchandise? Is it possible that she’s actually on the Caped Crusader’s side, helping him fight off the League of Shadows, or whoever it is destroying Gotham City? Only time will tell — but for now, we’re left with more questions than answers, which, if I’m being honest, is kind of the way I like it.

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