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Anne Hathaway is Catwoman and Tom Hardy is Bane in Dark Knight Rises!

Jan. 19, 2011by: Paul Tassi

Holy big f*cking news Batman! After months and years of speculation, we finally have official confirmation of the villains of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. An official press release from Warners has told us that Anne Hathaway will be Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, and Tom Hardy will appear as the villain Bane. Here's the official word:

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.

Wow, well there you have it. Hardy was announced some time ago as being attached to the film, and there was rampant speculation on who he'd be playing. Guesses ranged from Killer Croc to Black Mask to Clayface with Bane seldom brought up as a possibility.

Meanwhile, Hathaway was part of a slate of actresses testing for two unspecified female roles in the film, and apparently she impressed Nolan enough to land the role of Catwoman. That was not one of the speculated roles on the table, as last we heard, the parts being cast were Vicky Vale and Talia Head (Ra's Al Ghul's daughter), though one or both of them could theoretically still be in play.

Will there be skin tight leather and whips, or will this Nolan-ized Catwoman try to distance herself from past iterations? And with Hardy's Bane, will he be putting on 150 lbs of muscle, or are we going to see prosthetics/CGI here? Or will this "new interpretation" be a lot less jacked?

What do you think of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman? VOTE NOW!!

Extra Tidbit: Finally, no more tabloid-induced "Eddie Murphy is the Riddler!" or "Miley Cyrus is Batgirl!" rumors.
Source: JoBlo.com

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12:51PM on 01/19/2011
First? Sounds good. Not familiar with Bane but good to hear Catwoman is involved.
First? Sounds good. Not familiar with Bane but good to hear Catwoman is involved.
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12:52PM on 01/19/2011

Whatever

I wanted to be blown away by this news, but whatever, its cool i guess
I wanted to be blown away by this news, but whatever, its cool i guess
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1:32PM on 01/19/2011
this news is far from earth shattering. it's not like i gave it a thumbs down. im convinced some people here just shoot me down b/c im "negative." that's fine though, as i said before "whatever."
this news is far from earth shattering. it's not like i gave it a thumbs down. im convinced some people here just shoot me down b/c im "negative." that's fine though, as i said before "whatever."
1:17PM on 01/19/2011
No offense but I don't think your avatar has anything to do with it. Maybe you should consider only posting comments on articles you're blown away by.
No offense but I don't think your avatar has anything to do with it. Maybe you should consider only posting comments on articles you're blown away by.
1:02PM on 01/19/2011
i am a magnet for minuses. maybe i should change my Blinkin avatar.
i am a magnet for minuses. maybe i should change my Blinkin avatar.
12:52PM on 01/19/2011
WHAT??? I like Hathaway but never thought she really had a chance at Catwoman. And BANE??? I was all about the Hardy as Hugo Strange rumors. I guess the thought of Nolan's more real-world version of Bane is definitely intriguing . . . WOW!
WHAT??? I like Hathaway but never thought she really had a chance at Catwoman. And BANE??? I was all about the Hardy as Hugo Strange rumors. I guess the thought of Nolan's more real-world version of Bane is definitely intriguing . . . WOW!
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12:52PM on 01/19/2011

...What?

I loved Dark Knight and upon first hearing Ledger was going to play the Joker, I was more than just skeptical...

But this? Hardy as Bane? BANE?! And Anne Hathaway as Catwoman?

Did I miss something? Have I been drugged? Utterly confused at the casting of this movie...go figure, I'll probably be confused for nothing, but for right now, what the hell?
I loved Dark Knight and upon first hearing Ledger was going to play the Joker, I was more than just skeptical...

But this? Hardy as Bane? BANE?! And Anne Hathaway as Catwoman?

Did I miss something? Have I been drugged? Utterly confused at the casting of this movie...go figure, I'll probably be confused for nothing, but for right now, what the hell?
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12:52PM on 01/19/2011

Bane??????????

Fuckin' why????
Fuckin' why????
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12:53PM on 01/19/2011
if this isnt some kind of early April Fools Day prank then i'm totally behind it, Hardy put on some good muscle for Bronson so i'm sure he'll bulk up a bit then they might do some cg work when he gets all roided out. Hathaway is fantastic as well, she can do a little toning up but she doesnt need much to fill out that suit.
if this isnt some kind of early April Fools Day prank then i'm totally behind it, Hardy put on some good muscle for Bronson so i'm sure he'll bulk up a bit then they might do some cg work when he gets all roided out. Hathaway is fantastic as well, she can do a little toning up but she doesnt need much to fill out that suit.
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1:13PM on 01/19/2011
I'd be shocked if they have him as bulked up as in the comic. This is Nolan's bat-verse. They might not even have him any bigger than Bale.
I'd be shocked if they have him as bulked up as in the comic. This is Nolan's bat-verse. They might not even have him any bigger than Bale.
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12:55PM on 01/19/2011
Both work for me. It's thumbs up.
Both work for me. It's thumbs up.
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12:56PM on 01/19/2011
As of right now, I'm not sure what to make of this. If Heath Ledger taught me one thing, it's to wait and see.
As of right now, I'm not sure what to make of this. If Heath Ledger taught me one thing, it's to wait and see.
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12:57PM on 01/19/2011
I've never really liked Anne Hathaway, but we'll see. Pumped about Tom Hardy as Bane though. And Catwoman is a great pick considering that Bruce Wayne was in mourning and hated by Gotham by the end of The Dark Knight. I'm sure they'll play on his vulnerability and public opinion involving her.
I've never really liked Anne Hathaway, but we'll see. Pumped about Tom Hardy as Bane though. And Catwoman is a great pick considering that Bruce Wayne was in mourning and hated by Gotham by the end of The Dark Knight. I'm sure they'll play on his vulnerability and public opinion involving her.
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12:57PM on 01/19/2011
I really don't know what to think, didn't expect this at all. However, I trust that Nolan knows exactly what he's doing and he hasn't steered us wrong yet. Especially since this is the final installment and the pressure is on he won't be taking any risks. I like Hathaway, both as an actress and the fact that she is absolutely beautiful and I see it working. As for Hardy, Bane wasn't who I had in mind but let's face it, the guy can do anything.

Tidbit: I guess we can all assume Hardy will
I really don't know what to think, didn't expect this at all. However, I trust that Nolan knows exactly what he's doing and he hasn't steered us wrong yet. Especially since this is the final installment and the pressure is on he won't be taking any risks. I like Hathaway, both as an actress and the fact that she is absolutely beautiful and I see it working. As for Hardy, Bane wasn't who I had in mind but let's face it, the guy can do anything.

Tidbit: I guess we can all assume Hardy will bulk up like a mother fucker, and we all know he's capable of that.
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12:57PM on 01/19/2011

ha

We will all love this shit when we see the actual movie, just like last time. And then when it gets popular everyone will go back to hating it.
The circle of blockbuster-life...
We will all love this shit when we see the actual movie, just like last time. And then when it gets popular everyone will go back to hating it.
The circle of blockbuster-life...
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12:57PM on 01/19/2011

She has the tits to be Catwoman.

And I totally believe that Tom Hardy can break somebody in half.
And I totally believe that Tom Hardy can break somebody in half.
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12:57PM on 01/19/2011
I can see Hathaway as Selina Kyle but not really as Catwoman, I think Hardy is a good fit as Bane but then again Nolan might have a different interpretation of him.
I can see Hathaway as Selina Kyle but not really as Catwoman, I think Hardy is a good fit as Bane but then again Nolan might have a different interpretation of him.
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12:59PM on 01/19/2011

BANE!!!!!!!!!!

YES! Knowing Nolan, it'll totally be the proper Bane. An evil Batman of sorts. And Hardy is a fantastic choice to play him. I imagine the take will be to have Hardy in 'Bronson' shape but as well give him a biomechanical apparatus of sorts that ups his strength.

Catoman/Selina Kyle is, along with Joker and Two-Face, amongst the villains who are are key to the modern Batman story and defining who he is. Penguin, Riddler, Ivy etc. aren't remotely as important. None have particularly
YES! Knowing Nolan, it'll totally be the proper Bane. An evil Batman of sorts. And Hardy is a fantastic choice to play him. I imagine the take will be to have Hardy in 'Bronson' shape but as well give him a biomechanical apparatus of sorts that ups his strength.

Catoman/Selina Kyle is, along with Joker and Two-Face, amongst the villains who are are key to the modern Batman story and defining who he is. Penguin, Riddler, Ivy etc. aren't remotely as important. None have particularly elemental . I can absolutely see Anne delivering an original, uncheesy, and memorable take on the character.
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12:59PM on 01/19/2011

Awesome!

Hathaway is a terrific actress, good choice. Can't wait to see what Nolan has in store for us this time - I have such ridiculous expectations now after TDK and Inception
Hathaway is a terrific actress, good choice. Can't wait to see what Nolan has in store for us this time - I have such ridiculous expectations now after TDK and Inception
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1:01PM on 01/19/2011
I think she will do fine, And Hardy is the fuckin man!
I think she will do fine, And Hardy is the fuckin man!
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1:01PM on 01/19/2011

Crap.

Well, I'm going to take the same stance as Mr. "Cigarette Burn" below and go into this with a "Wait and see" attitude.

I'm thrilled they're going with Bane -- but less thrilled about Anne as Catwoman. She's just not ... sultry enough for me. But, we'll see.
Well, I'm going to take the same stance as Mr. "Cigarette Burn" below and go into this with a "Wait and see" attitude.

I'm thrilled they're going with Bane -- but less thrilled about Anne as Catwoman. She's just not ... sultry enough for me. But, we'll see.
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1:03PM on 01/19/2011

holy shit

this is going to be epic
this is going to be epic
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1:04PM on 01/19/2011
This is fantastic! Bane is the perfect foil for Batman following the Joker...someone who challenges Bruce intellectually as well as physically. And Hathaway as Catwoman...I CANNOT wait to see her in costume! Catwoman's modern outfit will translate perfectly to film. I can't believe there are folks who aren't excited about this!
This is fantastic! Bane is the perfect foil for Batman following the Joker...someone who challenges Bruce intellectually as well as physically. And Hathaway as Catwoman...I CANNOT wait to see her in costume! Catwoman's modern outfit will translate perfectly to film. I can't believe there are folks who aren't excited about this!
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1:05PM on 01/19/2011

BANE!!!!!!!!!!

YES! Knowing Nolan, it'll totally be the proper Bane. An evil Batman of sorts. And Hardy is a fantastic choice to play him. I imagine the take will be to have Hardy in 'Bronson' shape but as well give him a biomechanical apparatus of sorts that ups his strength.

Catoman/Selina Kyle is, along with Joker and Two-Face, amongst the villains who are are key to the modern Batman story and defining who he is. Penguin, Riddler, Ivy etc. aren't remotely as important. None have particularly
YES! Knowing Nolan, it'll totally be the proper Bane. An evil Batman of sorts. And Hardy is a fantastic choice to play him. I imagine the take will be to have Hardy in 'Bronson' shape but as well give him a biomechanical apparatus of sorts that ups his strength.

Catoman/Selina Kyle is, along with Joker and Two-Face, amongst the villains who are are key to the modern Batman story and defining who he is. Penguin, Riddler, Ivy etc. aren't remotely as important. None have particularly elemental . I can absolutely see Anne delivering an original, uncheesy, and memorable take on the character.
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1:05PM on 01/19/2011

extra tidbit

From the Nolan quote

"I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our NEW INTERPRETATION of one of Batmans most formidable enemies."

I think you have your answer. Anyway, nice casting on Hathaway as Cat Woman, can't wait.
From the Nolan quote

"I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our NEW INTERPRETATION of one of Batmans most formidable enemies."

I think you have your answer. Anyway, nice casting on Hathaway as Cat Woman, can't wait.
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1:05PM on 01/19/2011
Cheers to Nolan for going somewhat outta the box with Bane, but still....Bane? He just comes across too comic booky for Nolan's universe, but in the end, I have faith in Nolan.
Cheers to Nolan for going somewhat outta the box with Bane, but still....Bane? He just comes across too comic booky for Nolan's universe, but in the end, I have faith in Nolan.
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1:06PM on 01/19/2011

"As of right now, I'm not sure what to make of this. If Heath Ledger taught me one thing, it's to wait and see. "

says Cigerette Burn below - a great way to put it. Though I couldn't even fathom Ledger in the role of Joker. Anne Hathaway just kind of seems like a stock, safe choice. I might have liked someone who hadn't really made several major dramatic impressions already. Ledger's joker was a huge step beyond what we knew; I'm afraid catwoman might just be more (however strong) Hathaway. Indeed, though: wait and see.
says Cigerette Burn below - a great way to put it. Though I couldn't even fathom Ledger in the role of Joker. Anne Hathaway just kind of seems like a stock, safe choice. I might have liked someone who hadn't really made several major dramatic impressions already. Ledger's joker was a huge step beyond what we knew; I'm afraid catwoman might just be more (however strong) Hathaway. Indeed, though: wait and see.
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1:08PM on 01/19/2011

Fuck Marvel !

This is going to make the Avengers look laaaame-o !
This is going to make the Avengers look laaaame-o !
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1:10PM on 01/19/2011
(and Superman, and Spider-Man 3, and all the awesomeness that 2012 holds for us. Can't we just skip 2011 already ?)
(and Superman, and Spider-Man 3, and all the awesomeness that 2012 holds for us. Can't we just skip 2011 already ?)
1:11PM on 01/19/2011
Hardy as bane is awesome. Hathaway is what I'm concerned about. Not really a fan, and I just can't really see her as Catwoman.

At least with Hardy, if you've seen "Bronson" you know he can kick some ass and would fit quite easily. With Hathaway, I really just can't see her as Catwoman.
Hardy as bane is awesome. Hathaway is what I'm concerned about. Not really a fan, and I just can't really see her as Catwoman.

At least with Hardy, if you've seen "Bronson" you know he can kick some ass and would fit quite easily. With Hathaway, I really just can't see her as Catwoman.
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1:13PM on 01/19/2011
hear, hear, with ya Mr. Diesel.
hear, hear, with ya Mr. Diesel.
1:15PM on 01/19/2011
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1:48PM on 01/19/2011
Pfeiffer was awesome as Catwoman, it's more like here's hoping she does as good a job with the sex appeal.
Pfeiffer was awesome as Catwoman, it's more like here's hoping she does as good a job with the sex appeal.
1:15PM on 01/19/2011
We can't get our eyes onto this movie soon enough. Cannot wait.
We can't get our eyes onto this movie soon enough. Cannot wait.
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1:17PM on 01/19/2011
As someone who didn't care too much for the first two films, I cannot wait for this one now. Mainly for Hathaway as Catwoman. Perfect. And it will nice to see Bane as he should be instead of whatever the fuck he was in Batman and Robin.
As someone who didn't care too much for the first two films, I cannot wait for this one now. Mainly for Hathaway as Catwoman. Perfect. And it will nice to see Bane as he should be instead of whatever the fuck he was in Batman and Robin.
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1:19PM on 01/19/2011
The Hathoway dislike &/or hate baffles me. I'm guessing Nolan sees the same thing Ang Lee and Jonathan Demme did. Talent . . .
The Hathoway dislike &/or hate baffles me. I'm guessing Nolan sees the same thing Ang Lee and Jonathan Demme did. Talent . . .
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1:21PM on 01/19/2011
I love Nolan to death, but honestly, I'm a little disappointed by both of these announcements. First and foremost, Anne Hathaway, I just can't see her as Catwoman I would have much preferred Rachel Weisz or Naomi Watts and does this mean there won't be a second female role? Finally, Bane? Yes, Tom Hardy could easily be Bane--especially after his groundbreaking performance in Bronson--but I would have loved to see Black Mask or Hugo Strange :(
I love Nolan to death, but honestly, I'm a little disappointed by both of these announcements. First and foremost, Anne Hathaway, I just can't see her as Catwoman I would have much preferred Rachel Weisz or Naomi Watts and does this mean there won't be a second female role? Finally, Bane? Yes, Tom Hardy could easily be Bane--especially after his groundbreaking performance in Bronson--but I would have loved to see Black Mask or Hugo Strange :(
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1:22PM on 01/19/2011
down. this is great news!
down. this is great news!
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1:24PM on 01/19/2011

LOVE IT

Really was pulling for Anne to get the role of Catwoman and I got my wish. She is sexy as hell and a good fit IMO. She also has the body to fill out that catsuit. I'm curious how Nolan and Co. are going to approach Catwoman and especially Bane, I hope Bane is absolutely terrifying.
Really was pulling for Anne to get the role of Catwoman and I got my wish. She is sexy as hell and a good fit IMO. She also has the body to fill out that catsuit. I'm curious how Nolan and Co. are going to approach Catwoman and especially Bane, I hope Bane is absolutely terrifying.
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1:30PM on 01/19/2011
Awesome news. Very excited.
Awesome news. Very excited.
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1:31PM on 01/19/2011

Nice choice!

Under Nolans directing, I think Hathaway could be really great!
Not a fan of Bane in general, but I'm looking forward to see what Nolan and Hardy are going to to with the character...
Under Nolans directing, I think Hathaway could be really great!
Not a fan of Bane in general, but I'm looking forward to see what Nolan and Hardy are going to to with the character...
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1:32PM on 01/19/2011

Exciting but Challenging

I cannot wait for this film to come out. I think Hathaway is an interesting choice, but I'm sure she will look tasty in leather. Hardy is a brilliant actor, but Bane is such a huge character with such depth it seems unlikely that he will reach his full potential in one film. But who better to trust with such a task than the genius that is Nolan
I cannot wait for this film to come out. I think Hathaway is an interesting choice, but I'm sure she will look tasty in leather. Hardy is a brilliant actor, but Bane is such a huge character with such depth it seems unlikely that he will reach his full potential in one film. But who better to trust with such a task than the genius that is Nolan
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1:33PM on 01/19/2011

YO

This is f*cking awesome. In a comic story Bane is a criminal mastermind that escapes from some Latino prison and comes to Gotham and take on Batman. Then he famously breaks his back. I can see Hardy getting Bronson ripped for this and that's all that will be needed. Bane on venom is a caricature of who Bane really is. No venom. And Hathaway as Catwoman is awesome.
This is f*cking awesome. In a comic story Bane is a criminal mastermind that escapes from some Latino prison and comes to Gotham and take on Batman. Then he famously breaks his back. I can see Hardy getting Bronson ripped for this and that's all that will be needed. Bane on venom is a caricature of who Bane really is. No venom. And Hathaway as Catwoman is awesome.
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1:34PM on 01/19/2011

YES

I was really wishing for Anne Hathaway to be in TDKR and yes it finally happened. Anne is a fantastic actress and she can pull off a great Catwoman/Selina Kyle.

This is great news. I now have my favourite actress working alongside my favourite actor and director in a film based on my favourite comic book character. Holy shit, this is terrific. Can wait for 20th July 2012. Bring on THE BATMAN.
I was really wishing for Anne Hathaway to be in TDKR and yes it finally happened. Anne is a fantastic actress and she can pull off a great Catwoman/Selina Kyle.

This is great news. I now have my favourite actress working alongside my favourite actor and director in a film based on my favourite comic book character. Holy shit, this is terrific. Can wait for 20th July 2012. Bring on THE BATMAN.
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1:35PM on 01/19/2011

Also baffled by Hatheway hate

She's gorgeous, sexy, great body, and last but certainly not least she CAN ACT. If you want to see sexy Anne watch the scene in Havok where she laying on the couch teasing the Noob with the video camera and if you want to see her acting chops watch Rachel Getting Married and Love and Other Drugs. If you haven't seen those last two and don't like her, you're opinion is invalid
She's gorgeous, sexy, great body, and last but certainly not least she CAN ACT. If you want to see sexy Anne watch the scene in Havok where she laying on the couch teasing the Noob with the video camera and if you want to see her acting chops watch Rachel Getting Married and Love and Other Drugs. If you haven't seen those last two and don't like her, you're opinion is invalid
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1:42PM on 01/19/2011
That's good news. The ONLY way to top the Joker is to have a villain that can crush Wayne's already broken heart.

Bad luck to Sean Young for missing out once again.
That's good news. The ONLY way to top the Joker is to have a villain that can crush Wayne's already broken heart.

Bad luck to Sean Young for missing out once again.
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1:43PM on 01/19/2011
I'm Tweakin! I'm Tweakin! I'm Tweakin!
I'm Tweakin! I'm Tweakin! I'm Tweakin!
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1:44PM on 01/19/2011
I stick with Tom Hardy as Bane, he is a terrific actor, but catwoman no matter who play her is a terrible choice for a villain in the last movie of the trilogy.. come on..unless Nolan introduce her as a possible ally for Batman in the end, there is no fuckin way this is gonna work.. I really expected the riddler for this movie, it was more close to fit in the line of spectacular psychological villains like Heath Ledger as the joker was in the second movie.. This whole thing means that no matter
I stick with Tom Hardy as Bane, he is a terrific actor, but catwoman no matter who play her is a terrible choice for a villain in the last movie of the trilogy.. come on..unless Nolan introduce her as a possible ally for Batman in the end, there is no fuckin way this is gonna work.. I really expected the riddler for this movie, it was more close to fit in the line of spectacular psychological villains like Heath Ledger as the joker was in the second movie.. This whole thing means that no matter how good the third part will be, there is no possible way that this final installment could be better than the second part or enter in the race for the oscars, like the second one was supposed to be and unfairly wasn't. I know people will insult me for saying this, but time will give prove my point.
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10:06PM on 01/19/2011
I know I know..but as a batman fan I have one thing clear..Batman in Nolan's hands is the best batman in cinema history, unless Hollywood clone this genius, there's no fuckin way someone will match this batman..is a gift for the fans..is a gift to the world.
I know I know..but as a batman fan I have one thing clear..Batman in Nolan's hands is the best batman in cinema history, unless Hollywood clone this genius, there's no fuckin way someone will match this batman..is a gift for the fans..is a gift to the world.
1:57PM on 01/19/2011
WRONG! Ha no I get it...but Nolan is always about trickery. The Riddler would've been awesome, but that's too easy. He wants to mindfuck you when you least expect it.
WRONG! Ha no I get it...but Nolan is always about trickery. The Riddler would've been awesome, but that's too easy. He wants to mindfuck you when you least expect it.
1:45PM on 01/19/2011

I was hoping for Penguin.......:(

Catwoman doesn't seem like a character that can add much to the film, but I hope I'm wrong.
Catwoman doesn't seem like a character that can add much to the film, but I hope I'm wrong.
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2:01PM on 01/19/2011
I agree. I was just repeating what Nolan said. But hey, if he isn't comfortable, then I don't want him doing it. I want these to be the best movies possible and that means him having full faith in the story and characters.
I agree. I was just repeating what Nolan said. But hey, if he isn't comfortable, then I don't want him doing it. I want these to be the best movies possible and that means him having full faith in the story and characters.
1:55PM on 01/19/2011
Always thought Nolan could EASILY fit in the Penguin as a real-world gangster. Could have been sitting there at that table during Ledger's pencil scene. . .
Always thought Nolan could EASILY fit in the Penguin as a real-world gangster. Could have been sitting there at that table during Ledger's pencil scene. . .
1:49PM on 01/19/2011
Nolan said years ago that he'd never do penguin because the character was too far fetched.
Nolan said years ago that he'd never do penguin because the character was too far fetched.
1:46PM on 01/19/2011

Yes!!!!

I am thrilled by these casting announcements. Hathaway is a good choice for Catwoman, and I think she will surprise us with her range. Hardy as Bane is brilliant!!! I cannot wait to see this movie!
I am thrilled by these casting announcements. Hathaway is a good choice for Catwoman, and I think she will surprise us with her range. Hardy as Bane is brilliant!!! I cannot wait to see this movie!
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1:47PM on 01/19/2011

HUGO STRANGE SUCKS

this makes me FUCKING HAPPY
this makes me FUCKING HAPPY
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1:58PM on 01/19/2011
I was all about Strange in the Nolan Bat-verse . . .
I was all about Strange in the Nolan Bat-verse . . .
1:49PM on 01/19/2011
is she going to fall out of a high rise and be licked back to life by cats?
is she going to fall out of a high rise and be licked back to life by cats?
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1:50PM on 01/19/2011

No Robin?

Love Hathaway and Hardy, but not having Depp is saddening. Also, why not introduce Nightwing or Robin?
Love Hathaway and Hardy, but not having Depp is saddening. Also, why not introduce Nightwing or Robin?
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1:50PM on 01/19/2011
Thumbs up for Hardy as Bane! Bane has always been one of my favorite Batman villians. I'm on the fence with the Hathaway/Catwoman thing.
Thumbs up for Hardy as Bane! Bane has always been one of my favorite Batman villians. I'm on the fence with the Hathaway/Catwoman thing.
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1:53PM on 01/19/2011
While I do like this casting, I was kinda hoping for villains that weren't already in the first generation of batman flicks.
While I do like this casting, I was kinda hoping for villains that weren't already in the first generation of batman flicks.
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2:14PM on 01/19/2011
Bane doesn't count, that character in that abomination of a flick is NOT the real Bane.
Bane doesn't count, that character in that abomination of a flick is NOT the real Bane.
1:59PM on 01/19/2011
I had my hopes up for Clayface, but oh well.
I had my hopes up for Clayface, but oh well.
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1:54PM on 01/19/2011

lets set the record straight!

Who thought heath legder was going to be so great as the clown prince of evil... nolan knows his characters and eouldnt be throw an actor into a role he or she couldn't handle! Everyone saying they can't see anne as catwoman or tom as bane are crazy! Your compareing these acters to comics and michelle pieffer! Anne and tom will fit perfectly in nolans universe.. just wait and see!
Who thought heath legder was going to be so great as the clown prince of evil... nolan knows his characters and eouldnt be throw an actor into a role he or she couldn't handle! Everyone saying they can't see anne as catwoman or tom as bane are crazy! Your compareing these acters to comics and michelle pieffer! Anne and tom will fit perfectly in nolans universe.. just wait and see!
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1:54PM on 01/19/2011
Huh.. interesting. I wonder if they will go towards the Broken Bat direction.
Huh.. interesting. I wonder if they will go towards the Broken Bat direction.
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1:56PM on 01/19/2011
I really wanted to see Hoffman as the Penguin, but this is definitely cool! Can't wait to hear some sort of storyline!
I really wanted to see Hoffman as the Penguin, but this is definitely cool! Can't wait to hear some sort of storyline!
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1:57PM on 01/19/2011
Great, great news on both counts, this could be the movie that really makes Tom Hardy a Star
Great, great news on both counts, this could be the movie that really makes Tom Hardy a Star
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1:59PM on 01/19/2011
Wow this is amazing news!!!!!! I love Hathaway and Hardy has been great in everything from Inception to Rock N' Rolla and I think they will provide a great addition to an already great cast
Wow this is amazing news!!!!!! I love Hathaway and Hardy has been great in everything from Inception to Rock N' Rolla and I think they will provide a great addition to an already great cast
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2:02PM on 01/19/2011
Bane seems like an obvious choice for Hardy after watching Bronson. I was really getting used to the idea of Hugo Strange, but at least we know they picked a bloody brilliant actor who will nail any damn role out there.

I'm also satisfied with Catwoman. I've been hoping for her to appear in the Nolan-verrse since Batman Begins. Can't complain about Anne Hatheway either.
Bane seems like an obvious choice for Hardy after watching Bronson. I was really getting used to the idea of Hugo Strange, but at least we know they picked a bloody brilliant actor who will nail any damn role out there.

I'm also satisfied with Catwoman. I've been hoping for her to appear in the Nolan-verrse since Batman Begins. Can't complain about Anne Hatheway either.
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2:03PM on 01/19/2011

HAWT!!

Yes Please!!
Yes Please!!
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2:05PM on 01/19/2011
I love the casting and I love the characters. My first choice would have been Kiera Knightly for Catwoman but I think Anne Hathaway will do a good job. I think people that are bitching are ones that are getting their expectations too high. Ledger's Joker is pretty much guaranteed to not be matched. This movie will hopefully be focused more on Batman anyways and not the villains.
I love the casting and I love the characters. My first choice would have been Kiera Knightly for Catwoman but I think Anne Hathaway will do a good job. I think people that are bitching are ones that are getting their expectations too high. Ledger's Joker is pretty much guaranteed to not be matched. This movie will hopefully be focused more on Batman anyways and not the villains.
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2:06PM on 01/19/2011
Knightley would have been a homerun. I'm not upset with the Hathaway casting, though, she's a good actress and a beautiful woman.
Knightley would have been a homerun. I'm not upset with the Hathaway casting, though, she's a good actress and a beautiful woman.
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2:05PM on 01/19/2011
Not exactly what I was hoping for on either count, but I'm still satisfied. Should be a good movie.
Not exactly what I was hoping for on either count, but I'm still satisfied. Should be a good movie.
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2:07PM on 01/19/2011
sexy catwoman, can't wait! Bane is also a great villain. don't let the bafoon you saw in batman & robin let you think he's just a 'hulk'-type character. in fact avoid batman & robin altogether. bring on dat catsoot!
sexy catwoman, can't wait! Bane is also a great villain. don't let the bafoon you saw in batman & robin let you think he's just a 'hulk'-type character. in fact avoid batman & robin altogether. bring on dat catsoot!
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2:13PM on 01/19/2011

Yes...and no....

I'm digging on Catwoman. But why add Bane? I think this runs dangerously into the crappy 1980's Batman problem of putting too many villains into one movie.

If it's done in a way, like Dark Knight, where one is clearly the major role and one is just a tag on at the end, then ok. But don't go back and forth, trying to make both Catwoman AND Bane be "the lead villain".
I'm digging on Catwoman. But why add Bane? I think this runs dangerously into the crappy 1980's Batman problem of putting too many villains into one movie.

If it's done in a way, like Dark Knight, where one is clearly the major role and one is just a tag on at the end, then ok. But don't go back and forth, trying to make both Catwoman AND Bane be "the lead villain".
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2:32PM on 01/19/2011
They just better not give Bane the Venom treatment: "Hey look! It's veno-Opp, he's dead. The End"
They just better not give Bane the Venom treatment: "Hey look! It's veno-Opp, he's dead. The End"
2:24PM on 01/19/2011
Yup...you replied while I edited :)
Yup...you replied while I edited :)
2:17PM on 01/19/2011
Dark Knight did fine with two villains. The trick is realizing that there has to be a first and secondary villain. If you give them both equal time they wont be developed. I'm sure Bane will be important to the story but a sidenote to Catwoman.
Dark Knight did fine with two villains. The trick is realizing that there has to be a first and secondary villain. If you give them both equal time they wont be developed. I'm sure Bane will be important to the story but a sidenote to Catwoman.
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2:17PM on 01/19/2011

Here it comes...

The "ooooh, so sexy its perfect". As we know, Nolan isn't about sexy making his film go (so for those of you who do, please just got watch a Bay film) Nolan knows how to make characters and have actors give their best with them. Go watch Rachel Getting Married and see how good Hathaway is in that. I'm sold. But BANE!?!?!? What the hell?? No character arc there. But of course, In Nolan We Trust.
The "ooooh, so sexy its perfect". As we know, Nolan isn't about sexy making his film go (so for those of you who do, please just got watch a Bay film) Nolan knows how to make characters and have actors give their best with them. Go watch Rachel Getting Married and see how good Hathaway is in that. I'm sold. But BANE!?!?!? What the hell?? No character arc there. But of course, In Nolan We Trust.
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2:23PM on 01/19/2011
Very cool! A real Catwoman at last! I would have loved to see Cotillard in that role, even with an accent. Her eyes and manners are just so feline. I trust Nolan has seen some inner cat in Hathaway but can she be as naughtily sexy as Julie Newmar?
Very cool! A real Catwoman at last! I would have loved to see Cotillard in that role, even with an accent. Her eyes and manners are just so feline. I trust Nolan has seen some inner cat in Hathaway but can she be as naughtily sexy as Julie Newmar?
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2:27PM on 01/19/2011

Awsome news.

I remember the boards on here about Heath Ledger playing the Joker. "How could they want him to play the Joker!?!?!!? Terribly choice. Shoulda been (insert name). This movie is ganna suck" Blah Blah Blah...A billion dollers and a best supporting actor oscar later, those people look pretty damn silly no? I think Anne and Tom are awsome choices for Catwoman and Bane and above all else....I TRUST IN NOLAN.
I remember the boards on here about Heath Ledger playing the Joker. "How could they want him to play the Joker!?!?!!? Terribly choice. Shoulda been (insert name). This movie is ganna suck" Blah Blah Blah...A billion dollers and a best supporting actor oscar later, those people look pretty damn silly no? I think Anne and Tom are awsome choices for Catwoman and Bane and above all else....I TRUST IN NOLAN.
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2:28PM on 01/19/2011
Great casting. She has the acting chops and look down pat.

Can't wait to see Hardy as Bane. I'm just as excited to see him as Bane as I was seeing Ledger play The Joker.

My ultimate pick would have still been Rachel Weiz for Catwoman. Can't freakin' wait.
Great casting. She has the acting chops and look down pat.

Can't wait to see Hardy as Bane. I'm just as excited to see him as Bane as I was seeing Ledger play The Joker.

My ultimate pick would have still been Rachel Weiz for Catwoman. Can't freakin' wait.
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2:36PM on 01/19/2011
If Tom Hardy gets back to his Bronson physique, he'll be plenty big enough to portray a Nolan (realistic) interpretation of Bane. Dude was jacked in that movie.

In Nolan I trust.
If Tom Hardy gets back to his Bronson physique, he'll be plenty big enough to portray a Nolan (realistic) interpretation of Bane. Dude was jacked in that movie.

In Nolan I trust.
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2:36PM on 01/19/2011

GAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

Worst news ever. hathaway that is. I cant f@#$ing stand her. Now I have mixed feelings about this. I LOVE Batman. I LOVE Nolan. I HATE hathaway, so much so that I did not capitalize her name. Nolan does great male casting but he is horrible at casting female leads.
Begin the onslaught of thumbs down.
Worst news ever. hathaway that is. I cant f@#$ing stand her. Now I have mixed feelings about this. I LOVE Batman. I LOVE Nolan. I HATE hathaway, so much so that I did not capitalize her name. Nolan does great male casting but he is horrible at casting female leads.
Begin the onslaught of thumbs down.
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2:49PM on 01/19/2011
Just beacuse you love a director doesn't mean you have to agree with every choice they make. Were you really excited to see Maggie Gyllenhaal in TDK? I wasn't. I never said it would be a bad movie, just that I have mixed feelings and I can't stand Hathaway. Now, I only have 4 thumbs down. That is a little lacking. I expected more from all of you.
Just beacuse you love a director doesn't mean you have to agree with every choice they make. Were you really excited to see Maggie Gyllenhaal in TDK? I wasn't. I never said it would be a bad movie, just that I have mixed feelings and I can't stand Hathaway. Now, I only have 4 thumbs down. That is a little lacking. I expected more from all of you.
2:42PM on 01/19/2011
If you LOVE Nolan, then you should know Hathaway will be fine in the role.
If you LOVE Nolan, then you should know Hathaway will be fine in the role.
2:41PM on 01/19/2011

BAAANNEEE!!!!

YESSS, im so pumped Bane is in it, not so much catwoman but my excitement for Bane is trumping everything right now
YESSS, im so pumped Bane is in it, not so much catwoman but my excitement for Bane is trumping everything right now
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2:49PM on 01/19/2011

No worries

Nolan can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. If this is what he wants, I am glad he got it. Can' wait until it hits the theater!
Nolan can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. If this is what he wants, I am glad he got it. Can' wait until it hits the theater!
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2:49PM on 01/19/2011
Awesome stuff. I was hoping Nolan wouldn't go the obvious route with Riddler or Penguin, and this is pleasantly surprising. Hathaway will probably be fine (yes, in THAT way, too), and Hardy will no doubt be completely convincing as a jacked-up skull-cracking badass who's a formidable opponent to the Bat. He's one of the best villains in the comics, and I'm sure Nolan will make up for the semi-retarded henchman that they made Bane out to be in "Joel Schumacher and Andrew Lloyd Webber present
Awesome stuff. I was hoping Nolan wouldn't go the obvious route with Riddler or Penguin, and this is pleasantly surprising. Hathaway will probably be fine (yes, in THAT way, too), and Hardy will no doubt be completely convincing as a jacked-up skull-cracking badass who's a formidable opponent to the Bat. He's one of the best villains in the comics, and I'm sure Nolan will make up for the semi-retarded henchman that they made Bane out to be in "Joel Schumacher and Andrew Lloyd Webber present Batman on Ice" (aka Batman and Robin).

As a side note, I was sort of hoping Mr. Zsasz would make another appearance in subsequent Nolan Bat-films after his cameo in Begins; we'll see, maybe he'll pop up again in TDKR as a minor villain.
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2:50PM on 01/19/2011
Well, at this point I trust Nolan. Although I think Bane is an odd choice for Nolan's type of Batman film, I am very curious to see how he plays it out, as I loved how he treated The Joker. I like the casting of Hathaway though. I can see her as Catwoman. She has the look and can do the sarcastic attitude well. I'm looking forward to seeing a trailer for this this year, hopefully.
Well, at this point I trust Nolan. Although I think Bane is an odd choice for Nolan's type of Batman film, I am very curious to see how he plays it out, as I loved how he treated The Joker. I like the casting of Hathaway though. I can see her as Catwoman. She has the look and can do the sarcastic attitude well. I'm looking forward to seeing a trailer for this this year, hopefully.
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3:01PM on 01/19/2011
Agree with most folks here. Hardy would make a great Bane, and have faith in Nolan to create an awesome Catwoman in Hathaway.

But my real question is this: Any chance we might get to hear of JGL being involved somehow?
Agree with most folks here. Hardy would make a great Bane, and have faith in Nolan to create an awesome Catwoman in Hathaway.

But my real question is this: Any chance we might get to hear of JGL being involved somehow?
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3:07PM on 01/19/2011
Great choices. Both Villains fit wellin Nolan's "reality" based batman universe. Riddler would have been too similar to joker. I trusted Nolan with ledger and I trust him now. I just hope bale works on his batman voice.

Pics of Hathaway in Costume please.
Great choices. Both Villains fit wellin Nolan's "reality" based batman universe. Riddler would have been too similar to joker. I trusted Nolan with ledger and I trust him now. I just hope bale works on his batman voice.

Pics of Hathaway in Costume please.
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3:07PM on 01/19/2011
Lets see where this goes. I hope he tells us what movie hes modeling it after. Batman Begins/Blade Runner and Dark Knight/Heat being the past two. Tend to be a good indicator of where hes going.
Lets see where this goes. I hope he tells us what movie hes modeling it after. Batman Begins/Blade Runner and Dark Knight/Heat being the past two. Tend to be a good indicator of where hes going.
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3:09PM on 01/19/2011

You had me at Hardy is Bane

Can't fucking wait for this. The thing that always stood out to me about Nolan's Batfilms were the fantastic ensemble cast and this will be no different. Maybe Hardy will break Bale's back? We'll just have to find out. Can't we just skip to next summer already?
Can't fucking wait for this. The thing that always stood out to me about Nolan's Batfilms were the fantastic ensemble cast and this will be no different. Maybe Hardy will break Bale's back? We'll just have to find out. Can't we just skip to next summer already?
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3:12PM on 01/19/2011

Both great choices!

I'm sold on both counts. Plus, to see Anne in that catsuit will be quite appealing to the eyes.
I'm sold on both counts. Plus, to see Anne in that catsuit will be quite appealing to the eyes.
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3:12PM on 01/19/2011

TOM HARDY AS BANE

[link]!!!!!!!

I.CANT.FUCKING.WAIT.
[link]!!!!!!!

I.CANT.FUCKING.WAIT.
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3:14PM on 01/19/2011

Really?

I just don't see how Catwoman, or Bane would not make this next movie super cheesy. I don't think these characters mesh well into the Nolan universe to be perfectly honest, but I guess we shall see.
I just don't see how Catwoman, or Bane would not make this next movie super cheesy. I don't think these characters mesh well into the Nolan universe to be perfectly honest, but I guess we shall see.
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3:16PM on 01/19/2011

Just sayin'

no where in that press release does the word "Catwoman" show up.

just sayin'.
no where in that press release does the word "Catwoman" show up.

just sayin'.
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3:20PM on 01/19/2011
Selina Kyle is catwoman
Selina Kyle is catwoman
3:17PM on 01/19/2011
"And with Hardy's Bane, will he be putting on 150 lbs of muscle, or are we going to see prosthetics/CGI here?"

Have you seen Bronson?
"And with Hardy's Bane, will he be putting on 150 lbs of muscle, or are we going to see prosthetics/CGI here?"

Have you seen Bronson?
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3:21PM on 01/19/2011
I kinda suspected Catwoman for a while considering Batman's new position as a perceived bad guy in the public's eye, but I really didn't see Bane coming at all. It sounds awesome.
I kinda suspected Catwoman for a while considering Batman's new position as a perceived bad guy in the public's eye, but I really didn't see Bane coming at all. It sounds awesome.
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3:23PM on 01/19/2011
I really wish he had decided to use some villains that havent been done before. Something a lil unconventional like Ras was
I really wish he had decided to use some villains that havent been done before. Something a lil unconventional like Ras was
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3:34PM on 01/19/2011
I hope Catwoman wears the leather and I hope Bane is not wearing a lame muscle suit. If my demands aren't met, I shall mock this film for years to come.
I hope Catwoman wears the leather and I hope Bane is not wearing a lame muscle suit. If my demands aren't met, I shall mock this film for years to come.
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3:38PM on 01/19/2011
maybe to fit with Nolan's more realistic Batman world, Catwoman will just be a lady from the show Animal Hoarders.
maybe to fit with Nolan's more realistic Batman world, Catwoman will just be a lady from the show Animal Hoarders.
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3:38PM on 01/19/2011
"and here, we, go!..."
"and here, we, go!..."
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3:40PM on 01/19/2011

Listen

Dont Ever Question Mr. Nolans Judgement!!
Dont Ever Question Mr. Nolans Judgement!!
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3:44PM on 01/19/2011

Interesting choices...

But I think Bane will be the main villain and Selena Kyle will just be the love interest for the first part of the movie, then turn into Catwoman by the end to help Batman stop Bane's overall scheme? Bane does end up finding out Batman's true identity, wonder if they'll run with that in some way? But either way, July 2012 can't come soon enough!
But I think Bane will be the main villain and Selena Kyle will just be the love interest for the first part of the movie, then turn into Catwoman by the end to help Batman stop Bane's overall scheme? Bane does end up finding out Batman's true identity, wonder if they'll run with that in some way? But either way, July 2012 can't come soon enough!
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3:49PM on 01/19/2011
YES! It's going to be hard to surpass Michelle Pfeiffer, but I think they can pull it off like with The Joker. Since Bane is also in it, hopefully they stay true with Catwoman being a villain/hero both. It's more interesting that way, rather than having two full villians.
YES! It's going to be hard to surpass Michelle Pfeiffer, but I think they can pull it off like with The Joker. Since Bane is also in it, hopefully they stay true with Catwoman being a villain/hero both. It's more interesting that way, rather than having two full villians.
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3:50PM on 01/19/2011

TOM HARDY!! AWESOME!!

Holy Shit Stains Batman!
Thats the best news Ive read in a long time!!

TOM HARDY would be the perfect BANE!!! THE PERFECT BANE!!! I mean have you guys seen freakin BRONSON??!! He was genius in that one!!

Wow awesome news....and Hathaway is all kinds of HOTNESS as CATWOMan...cant wait to see this film come to life! Will they go with the storyline where BANE breaks BATS back?? That would ROCK!
Holy Shit Stains Batman!
Thats the best news Ive read in a long time!!

TOM HARDY would be the perfect BANE!!! THE PERFECT BANE!!! I mean have you guys seen freakin BRONSON??!! He was genius in that one!!

Wow awesome news....and Hathaway is all kinds of HOTNESS as CATWOMan...cant wait to see this film come to life! Will they go with the storyline where BANE breaks BATS back?? That would ROCK!
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3:54PM on 01/19/2011
Awesome news. I am delighted to know Catwoman and Bane will be the new enemies in this last chapter. HOWEVER... is Tom Hardy really fit to play Bane?????? WTF???
Awesome news. I am delighted to know Catwoman and Bane will be the new enemies in this last chapter. HOWEVER... is Tom Hardy really fit to play Bane?????? WTF???
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5:15PM on 01/19/2011
I have no doubt Nolan will make it fit--everyone thought Ledger was wrong for the Joker as well,. remember...
I have no doubt Nolan will make it fit--everyone thought Ledger was wrong for the Joker as well,. remember...
4:58PM on 01/19/2011
Watch the trailer for "Bronson", Hardy is huge in that....
Watch the trailer for "Bronson", Hardy is huge in that....
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4:10PM on 01/19/2011
Talk about a major let down. I think both are really weak pics, especially for nolan's Batman universe. I think Catwoman is waaay too small time a villain (I mean, what is she gonna do? steal some stuff and Batman's gonna chas...e her around for 2hrs??) And Bane, really!? He only works as hired muscles to take down Batman..pretty much the same with Catwoman come to think of it. So there better be a Black Mask pulling the strings!!
And the Warner/Nolan press release says that Hathaway is to
Talk about a major let down. I think both are really weak pics, especially for nolan's Batman universe. I think Catwoman is waaay too small time a villain (I mean, what is she gonna do? steal some stuff and Batman's gonna chas...e her around for 2hrs??) And Bane, really!? He only works as hired muscles to take down Batman..pretty much the same with Catwoman come to think of it. So there better be a Black Mask pulling the strings!!
And the Warner/Nolan press release says that Hathaway is to play Selina Kyle. They do not even mention Catwoman once. So if we're lucky we won't even see the Cat on screen and then maybe this movie won't be as bad as the first one was!
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4:14PM on 01/19/2011
Talk about a major let down. I think both are really weak pics, especially for nolan's Batman universe. I think Catwoman is waaay too small time a villain (I mean, what is she gonna do? steal some stuff and Batman's gonna chas...e her around for 2hrs??) And Bane, really!? He only works as hired muscles to take down Batman..pretty much the same with Catwoman come to think of it. So there better be a Black Mask pulling the strings!!
And the Warner/Nolan press release says that Hathaway is to
Talk about a major let down. I think both are really weak pics, especially for nolan's Batman universe. I think Catwoman is waaay too small time a villain (I mean, what is she gonna do? steal some stuff and Batman's gonna chas...e her around for 2hrs??) And Bane, really!? He only works as hired muscles to take down Batman..pretty much the same with Catwoman come to think of it. So there better be a Black Mask pulling the strings!!
And the Warner/Nolan press release says that Hathaway is to play Selina Kyle. They do not even mention Catwoman once. So if we're lucky we won't even see the Cat on screen and then maybe this movie won't be as bad as the first one was!
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4:15PM on 01/19/2011
Talk about a major let down. I think both are really weak pics, especially for nolan's Batman universe. I think Catwoman is waaay too small time a villain (I mean, what is she gonna do? steal some stuff and Batman's gonna chas...e her around for 2hrs??) And Bane, really!? He only works as hired muscles to take down Batman..pretty much the same with Catwoman come to think of it. So there better be a Black Mask pulling the strings!!
And the Warner/Nolan press release says that Hathaway is to
Talk about a major let down. I think both are really weak pics, especially for nolan's Batman universe. I think Catwoman is waaay too small time a villain (I mean, what is she gonna do? steal some stuff and Batman's gonna chas...e her around for 2hrs??) And Bane, really!? He only works as hired muscles to take down Batman..pretty much the same with Catwoman come to think of it. So there better be a Black Mask pulling the strings!!
And the Warner/Nolan press release says that Hathaway is to play Selina Kyle. They do not even mention Catwoman once. So if we're lucky we won't even see the Cat on screen and then maybe this movie won't be as bad as the first one was!
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4:16PM on 01/19/2011

Jesus God!

I don't think my brain can take this much awesome news in one shot!
I don't think my brain can take this much awesome news in one shot!
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4:19PM on 01/19/2011
can't wait to see her fill out the outfit.
can't wait to see her fill out the outfit.
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4:21PM on 01/19/2011

About Bane

I did some research on Bane (mostly on Wikipedia) and it says that originally he wasn't just a big muscled thug, he was a criminal matersmind, could speak 6 languages, had phographic memory, and found out by himself who Batman really is.
This sounds like a Nolan-type villian, isn't it?
I did some research on Bane (mostly on Wikipedia) and it says that originally he wasn't just a big muscled thug, he was a criminal matersmind, could speak 6 languages, had phographic memory, and found out by himself who Batman really is.
This sounds like a Nolan-type villian, isn't it?
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4:57PM on 01/19/2011
To Fenrir, you should watch Bronson, Hardy was freakin' HUGE in that...
To Fenrir, you should watch Bronson, Hardy was freakin' HUGE in that...
4:31PM on 01/19/2011
We all know who Bane is. Yes he is a criminal mastermind, yes he is a brilliant strategist... BUT he is also a beast. I dont see a beast when I see Hardy. Nolan is realistic so I bet he wont use CGI and simply will have Hardy work out... but even though a muscled up Hardy will never be Bane. It will really depend on his acting to sell the character. Big shoes to fill, Tom.
We all know who Bane is. Yes he is a criminal mastermind, yes he is a brilliant strategist... BUT he is also a beast. I dont see a beast when I see Hardy. Nolan is realistic so I bet he wont use CGI and simply will have Hardy work out... but even though a muscled up Hardy will never be Bane. It will really depend on his acting to sell the character. Big shoes to fill, Tom.
4:25PM on 01/19/2011
Sure does! The poblem is that most people don't know much about Bane beyond the whole nnot to be named movie or that he broke Batman's back.
Sure does! The poblem is that most people don't know much about Bane beyond the whole nnot to be named movie or that he broke Batman's back.
4:21PM on 01/19/2011

You all complain now....

....but I do recall the same negative reaction times a thousand when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker. In Nolan I Trust.
....but I do recall the same negative reaction times a thousand when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker. In Nolan I Trust.
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4:33PM on 01/19/2011

Faith in Nolan

I'm not too crazy with the inclusion of Catwoman but if anyone can make it work it's Nolan. Plus Hardy was badass in Inception. I can see him definitely being the new crazy that takes over the mob. A complete criminal mastermind that can kick unholy amounts of ass. Almost the perfect match for Bale don't you think?

Plus knowing Nolan there will be a few other villains popping up in there. After all Begins had Ras, Scarecrow, Falcone and Joe Chill. And TDK had Joker, Two Face, Maroni and too
I'm not too crazy with the inclusion of Catwoman but if anyone can make it work it's Nolan. Plus Hardy was badass in Inception. I can see him definitely being the new crazy that takes over the mob. A complete criminal mastermind that can kick unholy amounts of ass. Almost the perfect match for Bale don't you think?

Plus knowing Nolan there will be a few other villains popping up in there. After all Begins had Ras, Scarecrow, Falcone and Joe Chill. And TDK had Joker, Two Face, Maroni and too a lesser extent Scarecrow. So can't wait!
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4:33PM on 01/19/2011

F#king Eh!!

This is spectacular news!
The villains are great and the actors are even better.
Hathaway is going to bring the perfect amount of sex appeal and talent to the role, same goes for Hardy (sans sex appeal)....well he's good-looking and all but....aaah fuck ya know what I mean. Point being, he's going to kill it. As for the look of the characters.., as long as Nolan doesn't deter from the two previous films, he'll most likely go for a more realistic approach which means no CGI and no prosthetics
This is spectacular news!
The villains are great and the actors are even better.
Hathaway is going to bring the perfect amount of sex appeal and talent to the role, same goes for Hardy (sans sex appeal)....well he's good-looking and all but....aaah fuck ya know what I mean. Point being, he's going to kill it. As for the look of the characters.., as long as Nolan doesn't deter from the two previous films, he'll most likely go for a more realistic approach which means no CGI and no prosthetics (Hardys ripped enough). This is a good thing. I would most definitely be dissapointed if he went the route of cgi/prosthetics. He's kept this trilogy pretty realistic which in part makes it so damn enjoyable. I love how he's ending this franchise Trilogy style too. It's the only way.
Overall I can't wait to see this. Nolan is a genius and whatever he does is gold.
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4:37PM on 01/19/2011
Can't wait to see how Nolan handles the criminal mastermind that is Bane.


and on the other note, damn... I hate Anne Hathaway...
Can't wait to see how Nolan handles the criminal mastermind that is Bane.


and on the other note, damn... I hate Anne Hathaway...
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4:38PM on 01/19/2011

wait wait wait

what?!?!?!?! i gotta process this....
what?!?!?!?! i gotta process this....
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4:40PM on 01/19/2011
Anne Hathway has a gross mouth in my opinion. Far too large for her face. And I'm just wondering what color dress suit catwoman and bane are going to wear.

I'm sure there is going to be another villain. I like Bane but he's no leading antagonist. He's a good physical match for batman but he's no mastermind. It's like getting sandman for spider-man 3. And he's not a big talker, which doesn't make for good interactions between batman and bane.
Anne Hathway has a gross mouth in my opinion. Far too large for her face. And I'm just wondering what color dress suit catwoman and bane are going to wear.

I'm sure there is going to be another villain. I like Bane but he's no leading antagonist. He's a good physical match for batman but he's no mastermind. It's like getting sandman for spider-man 3. And he's not a big talker, which doesn't make for good interactions between batman and bane.
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5:50PM on 01/19/2011
Read the comics before making ridiculous statements like that man, Bane is a freaking formidable Genius.
Read the comics before making ridiculous statements like that man, Bane is a freaking formidable Genius.
4:45PM on 01/19/2011
How is Bane no masterind? in the comic books, before he snapped Batman's back with his physical strength, he broke Batman down and wore him out for weeks with his schemes. He's probably the smartest villain Batman's ever faced.
How is Bane no masterind? in the comic books, before he snapped Batman's back with his physical strength, he broke Batman down and wore him out for weeks with his schemes. He's probably the smartest villain Batman's ever faced.
4:53PM on 01/19/2011
Bane is a criminal mastermind. Literally. I mean, that was his thing. Yeah he was super strong, but he didn't lay a hand on Batman until every piece in his extravagant chess game was set. Really, at least wiki this shit before you post on an internet forum populated by a fuckton of comic geeks. Have some dignity man...
Bane is a criminal mastermind. Literally. I mean, that was his thing. Yeah he was super strong, but he didn't lay a hand on Batman until every piece in his extravagant chess game was set. Really, at least wiki this shit before you post on an internet forum populated by a fuckton of comic geeks. Have some dignity man...
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4:55PM on 01/19/2011
Does this mean Batman will die?? I'm not going to judge just yet. I did that when I found out Heath Ledger was cast and look what happened. He won an Oscar and The Dark Knight is one of my fav. movies of all time.
Does this mean Batman will die?? I'm not going to judge just yet. I did that when I found out Heath Ledger was cast and look what happened. He won an Oscar and The Dark Knight is one of my fav. movies of all time.
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4:57PM on 01/19/2011
This is incredible news! I was hoping Nolan would introduce us to his version of Catwoman before bowing out. Thank you Mr. Nolan! THANK YOU Joblo.
This is incredible news! I was hoping Nolan would introduce us to his version of Catwoman before bowing out. Thank you Mr. Nolan! THANK YOU Joblo.
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5:04PM on 01/19/2011
Anne Hathaway is gonna be one hot Pussy :P
Anne Hathaway is gonna be one hot Pussy :P
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5:06PM on 01/19/2011

yess

been wanting hardy as bane for a long while now. great news to counter act that fuckin coachella line up announced today (no daft)
been wanting hardy as bane for a long while now. great news to counter act that fuckin coachella line up announced today (no daft)
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5:13PM on 01/19/2011
This is great news--I'm even more excited about this movie then I was before.

Well played on misdirecting the internet there too, Nolan..
This is great news--I'm even more excited about this movie then I was before.

Well played on misdirecting the internet there too, Nolan..
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5:15PM on 01/19/2011
Bane was the first thing I thought of when I heard Hardy was cast. This is fantastic news! Hathaway as Catwoman ain't too shabby either, if I do say so myself. Now...

[SPOILER TERRITORY]

...with Bane as the villain I wonder if Nolan will end this thing with the breaking of The Bat.
Bane was the first thing I thought of when I heard Hardy was cast. This is fantastic news! Hathaway as Catwoman ain't too shabby either, if I do say so myself. Now...

[SPOILER TERRITORY]

...with Bane as the villain I wonder if Nolan will end this thing with the breaking of The Bat.
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5:15PM on 01/19/2011
This is great news--I'm even more excited about this movie then I was before.

Well played on misdirecting the internet there too, Nolan..
This is great news--I'm even more excited about this movie then I was before.

Well played on misdirecting the internet there too, Nolan..
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5:24PM on 01/19/2011
Huge news! and something for Batman fans to chew on for awhile. Keep it comin' Warner Bros!!!
Huge news! and something for Batman fans to chew on for awhile. Keep it comin' Warner Bros!!!
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5:31PM on 01/19/2011

Are we sure about the Catwoman thing?

I hope we see her all leathered up as Catwoman, but the release only mentions Kyle and not her alter ego. Will we be dooped because we're nerds and that name makes us assume Catwoman must be part of it?
I hope we see her all leathered up as Catwoman, but the release only mentions Kyle and not her alter ego. Will we be dooped because we're nerds and that name makes us assume Catwoman must be part of it?
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5:32PM on 01/19/2011

I WAS KINDA HOPING FOR...

Racheal Weisz as Selina myself, but I trust Nolans judgment on Hathaway. As for Bane, it looks like we might finally see the one from Knightfall on the big screen. The Bane that reads The Art of War, not that stupid oaf from Batman & Robin.
Racheal Weisz as Selina myself, but I trust Nolans judgment on Hathaway. As for Bane, it looks like we might finally see the one from Knightfall on the big screen. The Bane that reads The Art of War, not that stupid oaf from Batman & Robin.
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5:34PM on 01/19/2011

Oh yes.

The Man Who Broke the Bat is the perfect brute force needed to help close the trilogy and balance the mayhem caused by the Joker.
The Man Who Broke the Bat is the perfect brute force needed to help close the trilogy and balance the mayhem caused by the Joker.
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5:40PM on 01/19/2011

Really people? Really? No one wants to see Harley Quinn?

Go ahead. Hate me. I don't care. But hear me out first... I've seen Catwoman done way too many times. Meh. I've seen Bane already. (That might not be too bad though.) But considering Nolan wanted to continue on the Joker's character and storyline... And dear old Heath was written to return in the sequel. I think they could pull that off... KIND OF. Not with The Joker but continue his legacy with.... Harley Quinn. That's who I'd rather see.
Go ahead. Hate me. I don't care. But hear me out first... I've seen Catwoman done way too many times. Meh. I've seen Bane already. (That might not be too bad though.) But considering Nolan wanted to continue on the Joker's character and storyline... And dear old Heath was written to return in the sequel. I think they could pull that off... KIND OF. Not with The Joker but continue his legacy with.... Harley Quinn. That's who I'd rather see.
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6:42PM on 01/19/2011
Most of you guys are fuckin' fake! It was only a while back when I remember ON THIS VERY SITE everyone was talking about how much they wanted to see Harley Quinn and Hugo Strange or The Riddler... And now everyone is like "Oh Bane and Catwoman. I so wanted that." You lie! YOU LIE! lol
Most of you guys are fuckin' fake! It was only a while back when I remember ON THIS VERY SITE everyone was talking about how much they wanted to see Harley Quinn and Hugo Strange or The Riddler... And now everyone is like "Oh Bane and Catwoman. I so wanted that." You lie! YOU LIE! lol
5:51PM on 01/19/2011
awesome...i can start getting psyched up now
awesome...i can start getting psyched up now
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6:00PM on 01/19/2011
Hathaway as Catwoman? Jaw...Dropped.
Hathaway as Catwoman? Jaw...Dropped.
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6:21PM on 01/19/2011

Amazing news

Somehow I figured bane would be the route they would take. Just made most sense. I like Hathaway by I think she's kinda too main stream to really fit in the role but I guess well see why happens.
Somehow I figured bane would be the route they would take. Just made most sense. I like Hathaway by I think she's kinda too main stream to really fit in the role but I guess well see why happens.
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6:27PM on 01/19/2011
Whoa, this is an awesome news! I can't wait to see Hathaway and especially Hardy as Bane. And I hope this isn't a hoax or something.
Whoa, this is an awesome news! I can't wait to see Hathaway and especially Hardy as Bane. And I hope this isn't a hoax or something.
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6:28PM on 01/19/2011

Shit!!!

I do have faith in Nolan, the man is a master. Tom Hardy will be awesome. But damn it, why oh why choose Hathaway. She's too untalented, too young, and too ugly. Pale, Platypus-faced cunt! But of course, I hope I'm wrong and she does a great job. One thing I will bet on though, is that The Wolverine, will be better.
I do have faith in Nolan, the man is a master. Tom Hardy will be awesome. But damn it, why oh why choose Hathaway. She's too untalented, too young, and too ugly. Pale, Platypus-faced cunt! But of course, I hope I'm wrong and she does a great job. One thing I will bet on though, is that The Wolverine, will be better.
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6:40PM on 01/19/2011

BONER!!!

If anybody can pull this off, its Christopher Nolan. He will get the most out of his actors. Hathaway will have Selena Kyle/Catwoman on lock and Hardy will make Bane believable and not that shit-tastic cheesefest version seen in Schumacher's "Batman and Robin." RISES will be up there with 2008's TDK if not better. This I am sure of.
If anybody can pull this off, its Christopher Nolan. He will get the most out of his actors. Hathaway will have Selena Kyle/Catwoman on lock and Hardy will make Bane believable and not that shit-tastic cheesefest version seen in Schumacher's "Batman and Robin." RISES will be up there with 2008's TDK if not better. This I am sure of.
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6:51PM on 01/19/2011
FUCK HATHAWAY!! How can such talentless hack land a gig like this??
FUCK HATHAWAY!! How can such talentless hack land a gig like this??
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6:59PM on 01/19/2011
I suppose I'm hip to this news.

First, Tom Hardy. Great actor and I have no doubt that he will be amazing in any role that Nolan could think up. He's a very versatile actor and I'm sure he'll be working out non stop to be Bane. Also, seeing as how Nolan doesn't use cgi whenever possible, there is no way he'll add cgi to make Bane bigger.

Although this news is great, I have to admit that I was kind of hoping he would play Black Mask or Hugo Strange. But Bane was my third choice (Due to the
I suppose I'm hip to this news.

First, Tom Hardy. Great actor and I have no doubt that he will be amazing in any role that Nolan could think up. He's a very versatile actor and I'm sure he'll be working out non stop to be Bane. Also, seeing as how Nolan doesn't use cgi whenever possible, there is no way he'll add cgi to make Bane bigger.

Although this news is great, I have to admit that I was kind of hoping he would play Black Mask or Hugo Strange. But Bane was my third choice (Due to the whole breaking back story being so amazing) so I'm pretty happy with this decision.

As for Hathaway as Catwoman, I guess it'll be okay. She certainly wasn't my first choice nor do I think Catwoman should be that young (I was thinking that someone like Cotillard, Conelly, Weisz, Kurylenko, Green etc. would be more appropriate and just better overall opposite the 37 year old Bale) but I trust Nolan and I'm sure he has a very interesting new take on the character that Hathaway will fill into perfectly. She's certainly a capable actress and I hope the best for her.

By the way, in Nolan's more realistic Batverse, I highly doubt we'll see the old leather and whips version of Catwoman. She'll probably just be wearing some high tech burglary equipment.

Obviously, the movie will be amazing and I don't really think there is any reason to doubt Nolan at this point.
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7:26PM on 01/19/2011

Oh yes. Yes.

Love the fact that Tom Hardy is in it and playing a main villain. Not too sure about Bane, though. What I know of the character seems a little one-note for the Nolanverse (haa sounds geeky). That said, I trust Nolan's judgement. Thank GOD Catwoman is in this movie. There is no way Nolan could create a true Batman trilogy without his female foil and true love. Though Talia would probably have made a little more sense, I'm all for Selina Kyle. I just hope Nolan doesn't cement the character in
Love the fact that Tom Hardy is in it and playing a main villain. Not too sure about Bane, though. What I know of the character seems a little one-note for the Nolanverse (haa sounds geeky). That said, I trust Nolan's judgement. Thank GOD Catwoman is in this movie. There is no way Nolan could create a true Batman trilogy without his female foil and true love. Though Talia would probably have made a little more sense, I'm all for Selina Kyle. I just hope Nolan doesn't cement the character in reality so much that she doesn't truly exude Catwoman. She's called Catwoman for a reason. I'm totally cool with Hathaway. Contrary to what many of you believe she CAN act (Rachel Getting Married) and would probably look amazing in a skintight jumpsuit. What intrigues me now is the other female role everyone has been talking about. Could be anyone, really, since Selina fits the bill for both the love interest and a villain. Maybe there is no other female role...
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7:29PM on 01/19/2011

Well...

When I first read Hathaway - as much as I like her - I thought, "Uh-oh". However, I thought the same thing when I first read Heath Ledger as the Joker, and Christ was I wrong. I'm psyched.

And you can't go wrong with Hardy as Bane, especially after seeing BRONSON.
When I first read Hathaway - as much as I like her - I thought, "Uh-oh". However, I thought the same thing when I first read Heath Ledger as the Joker, and Christ was I wrong. I'm psyched.

And you can't go wrong with Hardy as Bane, especially after seeing BRONSON.
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7:36PM on 01/19/2011

boner alert!

Tom Hardy-I mean Anne Hathaway as Catwoman!
Tom Hardy-I mean Anne Hathaway as Catwoman!
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7:47PM on 01/19/2011

Tom Hardy as Bane

People need to shake the idea of Bane being all brawn and no brains. In the comics, Bane is somewhat of a borderline savant. Incredibly intelligent, Ras al Ghul says that Bane "has a mind equal to the greatest he has known." Anyone who has seen Hardy act (notably Bronson) knows he has the ability to combine both brawn AND brain.
People need to shake the idea of Bane being all brawn and no brains. In the comics, Bane is somewhat of a borderline savant. Incredibly intelligent, Ras al Ghul says that Bane "has a mind equal to the greatest he has known." Anyone who has seen Hardy act (notably Bronson) knows he has the ability to combine both brawn AND brain.
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7:58PM on 01/19/2011

DARK KNIGHT RISES

Have you seen those titties on Anne hathaway the dark knight wont be the only one rising when this movie comes out...I was hoping to see the penguin though
Have you seen those titties on Anne hathaway the dark knight wont be the only one rising when this movie comes out...I was hoping to see the penguin though
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8:12PM on 01/19/2011
Chris Nolan could put someone like King Tut or the Clock King, and I'd still be there 2 weeks before opening day! But I'm psyched that it'll be Catwoman and Bane. It'll quite something to see Chris Nolan finally do Bane justice. It'll be an epic fight scene for sure. As for Catwoman, I think Hathaway might be a bit too "soft" for her, but I am sure Nolan will work wonders with her, like he did with Heath Ledger.
Chris Nolan could put someone like King Tut or the Clock King, and I'd still be there 2 weeks before opening day! But I'm psyched that it'll be Catwoman and Bane. It'll quite something to see Chris Nolan finally do Bane justice. It'll be an epic fight scene for sure. As for Catwoman, I think Hathaway might be a bit too "soft" for her, but I am sure Nolan will work wonders with her, like he did with Heath Ledger.
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8:19PM on 01/19/2011

It's brilliant.

Batman has already had one point of his moral compass tested by The Joker (dealing with his gut, against mindless chaos that was amoral more than immoral). These two characters will test two more points, Selena (dealing with his heart, in a way and in a place that he never could with Rachel) and Bane (dealing with his mind, against intelligent, carefully-controlled evil). After those ordeals, he will be the Solid Batman that he needs to be that can once again come out into the open and become
Batman has already had one point of his moral compass tested by The Joker (dealing with his gut, against mindless chaos that was amoral more than immoral). These two characters will test two more points, Selena (dealing with his heart, in a way and in a place that he never could with Rachel) and Bane (dealing with his mind, against intelligent, carefully-controlled evil). After those ordeals, he will be the Solid Batman that he needs to be that can once again come out into the open and become The Caped Crusader that Gotham will need and welcome. IT FINISHES THE STORY that was started with the first movie and brings the character's arc full-circle. Isn't that what these trilogies are for? Not just extending the franchise?
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8:27PM on 01/19/2011
great news
great news
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8:29PM on 01/19/2011
I trust Nolan, so I know this will be excellent, but I really thought Hardy would make a better Black Mask. Especially since Catwoman is in the movie.
But hey, this will be awesome even if Hardy was playing Batgirl. I can't wait.
I trust Nolan, so I know this will be excellent, but I really thought Hardy would make a better Black Mask. Especially since Catwoman is in the movie.
But hey, this will be awesome even if Hardy was playing Batgirl. I can't wait.
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8:32PM on 01/19/2011
the man who broke the back of the bat! I'm in
the man who broke the back of the bat! I'm in
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8:59PM on 01/19/2011
I was hoping for some villians we haven't seen on screen before, but I trust Nolan to give us a new side to these characters. He made two-face 100 times better than his Schumacher version, I'm sure he'll do the same with Bane. Great casting.
I was hoping for some villians we haven't seen on screen before, but I trust Nolan to give us a new side to these characters. He made two-face 100 times better than his Schumacher version, I'm sure he'll do the same with Bane. Great casting.
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9:07PM on 01/19/2011

BAD

Sounds great, Hathaway should do a great job in the tight leather and i hope Hardy bulks up Bronson style for Bane.
Sounds great, Hathaway should do a great job in the tight leather and i hope Hardy bulks up Bronson style for Bane.
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1:47AM on 01/20/2011
It was obviously done as a test, genius.
It was obviously done as a test, genius.
11:47PM on 01/19/2011
Maybe they're just pointing out that you're an idiot for putting a color that doesn't match your comment...
Maybe they're just pointing out that you're an idiot for putting a color that doesn't match your comment...
10:00PM on 01/19/2011
Lol, three minus replies? I knew that most of you people are a joke, who just see the red and not the reply. Morons.
Lol, three minus replies? I knew that most of you people are a joke, who just see the red and not the reply. Morons.
9:44PM on 01/19/2011
Why? With all the villians in arkham they pick cat woman and bane? I mean she is a great actress but it would have been f'n sweet to hear she was playing harley quinn insted.
Why? With all the villians in arkham they pick cat woman and bane? I mean she is a great actress but it would have been f'n sweet to hear she was playing harley quinn insted.
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11:38PM on 01/19/2011
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
9:46PM on 01/19/2011
the bat's back is gonna break. it has to, right?
the bat's back is gonna break. it has to, right?
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10:03PM on 01/19/2011
No Black Mask? dumb.
No Black Mask? dumb.
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10:04PM on 01/19/2011
That's a sexy bitch.
That's a sexy bitch.
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10:08PM on 01/19/2011

YES!!!

Finally we get to see Bane done properly. Can't fuckin wait. I'm still luke warm on the Hathaway news, but I guess it's better than Keira Knightley and I'm sure Nolan will pull a good performance from between those jugs.
Finally we get to see Bane done properly. Can't fuckin wait. I'm still luke warm on the Hathaway news, but I guess it's better than Keira Knightley and I'm sure Nolan will pull a good performance from between those jugs.
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10:16PM on 01/19/2011

New Choices...

yawn.
yawn.
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10:21PM on 01/19/2011
In Nolan I trust.
In Nolan I trust.
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10:47PM on 01/19/2011
This sounds good to me, now for the long wait wait until the first pictures of each.
This sounds good to me, now for the long wait wait until the first pictures of each.
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11:08PM on 01/19/2011
Most excellent casting news! Both of these people are great, and I am excited to see what they bring to the table. Now, if we could only get a damn title change.
Most excellent casting news! Both of these people are great, and I am excited to see what they bring to the table. Now, if we could only get a damn title change.
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11:38PM on 01/19/2011
I absolutely HATE Anne Hathaway. She needs to DIE! Bad choice, Mr Nolan.
I absolutely HATE Anne Hathaway. She needs to DIE! Bad choice, Mr Nolan.
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12:11AM on 01/22/2011
Fuck you
Fuck you
11:44PM on 01/19/2011

I trust these decisions.

Tom Hardy was brilliant in Bronson (If you haven't seen it, check it out). I have no doubt that he will breathe new life into what we perceive as the character "Bane". On the other hand, my gut tells me that Anne Hathaway was an odd choice for this film, despite the fact she has recently proven herself to be a pretty fantastic actress with films such as "Rachel Getting Married". Part of me feels like Anne Hathaway's presence will kind of disturb that imaginary fourth wall barrier simply because
Tom Hardy was brilliant in Bronson (If you haven't seen it, check it out). I have no doubt that he will breathe new life into what we perceive as the character "Bane". On the other hand, my gut tells me that Anne Hathaway was an odd choice for this film, despite the fact she has recently proven herself to be a pretty fantastic actress with films such as "Rachel Getting Married". Part of me feels like Anne Hathaway's presence will kind of disturb that imaginary fourth wall barrier simply because of her persona... but I still feel like Nolan 100% knows what he's doing, so I'm not going to complain.
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11:55PM on 01/19/2011

I have faith...

I think these are both bizarre choices...Bane is better left alone as a villian in the films. And Anne Hathaway...I don't know.

But I also thought he was nuts casting Heath Ledger as the Joker and that was an amazing role, done by an amazing actor so I will trust him for now.
I think these are both bizarre choices...Bane is better left alone as a villian in the films. And Anne Hathaway...I don't know.

But I also thought he was nuts casting Heath Ledger as the Joker and that was an amazing role, done by an amazing actor so I will trust him for now.
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12:14AM on 01/20/2011

Cool, but disappointed.

As far as the casting for these guys is concerned I think it's great. Anne Hathaway is a rocket, and has the body and the smarts to be Catwoman and Tom Hardy sits well as Bane, and Bane in a Christopher Nolan film will be much more than what we've previously seen.

Saying that, I'm pretty certain it will all be done really well but this doesn't mean that I'm not disappointed in their choice of villains. By the movies you'd swear that Batman and Superman have really small villain galleries.
As far as the casting for these guys is concerned I think it's great. Anne Hathaway is a rocket, and has the body and the smarts to be Catwoman and Tom Hardy sits well as Bane, and Bane in a Christopher Nolan film will be much more than what we've previously seen.

Saying that, I'm pretty certain it will all be done really well but this doesn't mean that I'm not disappointed in their choice of villains. By the movies you'd swear that Batman and Superman have really small villain galleries. It's not the size son, it's how you use it eh?
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12:31AM on 01/20/2011

Yes!

Bane is in the movie. Who would actually thought, we would see Bane in the nolan universe. I know some thought aabout it, but did you actually thought we would officially see it?
Bane is in the movie. Who would actually thought, we would see Bane in the nolan universe. I know some thought aabout it, but did you actually thought we would officially see it?
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1:18AM on 01/20/2011
I love Catwoman but I don't see Anne Hathaway as her and Tom Hardy is great but I never really liked Bane; also there has never been a good 3rd comic book movie so I'm crossing my fingers.
I love Catwoman but I don't see Anne Hathaway as her and Tom Hardy is great but I never really liked Bane; also there has never been a good 3rd comic book movie so I'm crossing my fingers.
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1:39AM on 01/20/2011

Selina Kyle

Is Hathway going to be Catwoman in the film or is she just going to play Selina Kyle, the person who will eventually become Catwoman? The press release isn't calling her Selina Kyle/Catwoman, like Christian Bale is called Bruce Wayne/Batman. It's calling her Selina Kyle and that's it.
Is Hathway going to be Catwoman in the film or is she just going to play Selina Kyle, the person who will eventually become Catwoman? The press release isn't calling her Selina Kyle/Catwoman, like Christian Bale is called Bruce Wayne/Batman. It's calling her Selina Kyle and that's it.
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3:09PM on 01/20/2011
True, but why would they introduce Selina Kyle without an eventual Catwoman in the film? It wouldn't make any sense for them to do that. Think about Two-Face in TDK. When Aaron Eckhart was cast as Harvey Dent, there was no mention of Two-Face, but the average Batman fan already knew that Harvey Dent is/will become Two-Face and that was exactly what happened in TDK. I think they are doing something similar here with the Selina Kyle character. Maybe she won't be Catwoman within the first 10
True, but why would they introduce Selina Kyle without an eventual Catwoman in the film? It wouldn't make any sense for them to do that. Think about Two-Face in TDK. When Aaron Eckhart was cast as Harvey Dent, there was no mention of Two-Face, but the average Batman fan already knew that Harvey Dent is/will become Two-Face and that was exactly what happened in TDK. I think they are doing something similar here with the Selina Kyle character. Maybe she won't be Catwoman within the first 10 minutes of the movie, but Selina Kyle will become Catwoman at some point in TDKR. If not, there will be a lot of disappointed people.
2:33PM on 01/20/2011
Word. That's what my comment was about as well. I think we read Selina Kyle and get overly excited.
Word. That's what my comment was about as well. I think we read Selina Kyle and get overly excited.
2:55AM on 01/20/2011

wait a sec....

i seem to recall mixed emotions about Heath Ledger being casted as The Joker.. and he gave us one of the most iconic villains ever... Next to Gary Oldman's Norman Stansfield....... After watching Bronson and seeing Hardy hold his own in Inception, I for one am apeshit for this casting... As far as Hathaway... I think she'll do just fine... the Rachel Dawes(es) is a hard act to follow.. its not really but....
i seem to recall mixed emotions about Heath Ledger being casted as The Joker.. and he gave us one of the most iconic villains ever... Next to Gary Oldman's Norman Stansfield....... After watching Bronson and seeing Hardy hold his own in Inception, I for one am apeshit for this casting... As far as Hathaway... I think she'll do just fine... the Rachel Dawes(es) is a hard act to follow.. its not really but....
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2:57AM on 01/20/2011

wait a sec....

i seem to recall mixed emotions about Heath Ledger being casted as The Joker.. and he gave us one of the most iconic villains ever... Next to Gary Oldman's Norman Stansfield....... After watching Bronson and seeing Hardy hold his own in Inception, I for one am apeshit for this casting... As far as Hathaway... I think she'll do just fine... the Rachel Dawes(es) is a hard act to follow.. its not really but....
i seem to recall mixed emotions about Heath Ledger being casted as The Joker.. and he gave us one of the most iconic villains ever... Next to Gary Oldman's Norman Stansfield....... After watching Bronson and seeing Hardy hold his own in Inception, I for one am apeshit for this casting... As far as Hathaway... I think she'll do just fine... the Rachel Dawes(es) is a hard act to follow.. its not really but....
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4:10AM on 01/20/2011

Now THIS is news!

Now this is what I call REAL news! Screw all that X-Men mumbo-jumbo...I don't even care anymore. Tom Hardy as Bane?! Holy f**kin' awesomeness!
Now this is what I call REAL news! Screw all that X-Men mumbo-jumbo...I don't even care anymore. Tom Hardy as Bane?! Holy f**kin' awesomeness!
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5:01AM on 01/20/2011
Things are looking good so far... Meow!!!
Things are looking good so far... Meow!!!
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6:24AM on 01/20/2011
Yes, yes...I know, gray bar. I know this movie will be mega amazing, but I was just really hoping for them to NOT go the catwoman route. That villain has been so over played but I'm sure hathaway will do a great job. And as for bane, I think he is a good choice for a final villain as wel as a good choice for an actor.
Yes, yes...I know, gray bar. I know this movie will be mega amazing, but I was just really hoping for them to NOT go the catwoman route. That villain has been so over played but I'm sure hathaway will do a great job. And as for bane, I think he is a good choice for a final villain as wel as a good choice for an actor.