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Anne Hathaway cast as Catwoman, Tom Hardy is Bane in Batman 3

01.19.2011by: Eric Walkuski

Well, some of the most eagerly awaited news for Bataman fans has just hit: Who is playing the villain - or villains - in Christoper Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES? The question has been answered in a press release just issued by Warner Bros.

Anne Hathaway is playing Selina Kyle (who, of course, eventually becomes Catwoman), and Tom Hardy is portraying Bane. While Catwoman has a long and storied history with the Bat, Bane is a relatively new foe, first appearing in DC Comics in 1993. Most know Bane as the "Man Who Broke the Bat" after the villainous character sniffed out Batman's true identity and snapped his back, paralyzing him... Should be interesting to see where Nolan takes these two characters - I certainly never thought that Catwoman would appear in this particular Gotham.

Here's the full press release for y'all:

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.

There you have it! Now let the debate begin; what do you think of this major Batman news?!

Extra Tidbit: Bane appeared in Joel Schumacher's BATMAN AND ROBIN - although the less said about that atrocity, the better.
Source: Deadline.com



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