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Anne Hathaway is open to the possibility of a Catwoman spin-off

Jul. 23, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Despite reading some opinions to the contrary, I thought Anne Hathaway did a phenomenal job as Selina Kyle in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. While she may not have been the traditional Catwoman many expected, her portrayal was definitely fitting within this Dark Knight universe. In fact, I would completely be on board with Ms. Hathaway getting her own spin-off film.

When the question was posed to Anne Hathaway, her response was "I think it would be lovely to see more of her but only if it's with the right people. She lives in this Gotham City and so it would have to be established by the people who have made this Gotham City. For me, at least."

Christopher Nolan himself has said that this version of Catwoman should get a solo adventure. But, seeing as Nolan is not planning on making any additional films in the series, it makes you wonder if he would allow others to work within the same mythology he created.

It would also mean that the ending of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES would have to be interpreted in a very specific way. I obviously will not share any details in this article, but a Catwoman spin-off, if a direct sequel to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, would require the ending for that film be given a definite answer where I feel Nolan left it much more open to interpretation.

What would you think of a Catwoman spin-off starring Anne Hathaway?

Extra Tidbit: I found the ending of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES to be as open to interpretation as the ending of INCEPTION. Do you agree?
Source: Digital Spy

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10:24PM on 07/25/2012

How about instead...

somebody other than Nolan can do some movies set during the time when Batman was away from Gotham? A Justice League movie can make reference to the fact that Batman is wanted for the murder of Harvey Dent. It doesn't have to be Bale under the mask.
somebody other than Nolan can do some movies set during the time when Batman was away from Gotham? A Justice League movie can make reference to the fact that Batman is wanted for the murder of Harvey Dent. It doesn't have to be Bale under the mask.
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8:07PM on 07/24/2012
is it just me or these comic book chicks are completely uninspired and boring? also id honestly rather see an alfred movie. based on his younger secret service days. like a bond of sorts, then he meets thomas wayne
is it just me or these comic book chicks are completely uninspired and boring? also id honestly rather see an alfred movie. based on his younger secret service days. like a bond of sorts, then he meets thomas wayne
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4:25PM on 07/24/2012

No way

Forget about any spinoffs. Let Guillermo del Toro take over in 2 years with a completely new trilogy.
Forget about any spinoffs. Let Guillermo del Toro take over in 2 years with a completely new trilogy.
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3:03PM on 07/24/2012

I'm hip to this news*

*Given that it is, in fact, done as a prequel. I felt no ambiguity about the ending whatsoever, save for maybe with JGL's character. But Batman and Catwoman are done, as far as I'm concerned, in this version.
*Given that it is, in fact, done as a prequel. I felt no ambiguity about the ending whatsoever, save for maybe with JGL's character. But Batman and Catwoman are done, as far as I'm concerned, in this version.
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10:52AM on 07/24/2012

Double Post

what a lovely voice
what a lovely voice
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10:52AM on 07/24/2012

Halle Berry's didn't work but...

I honestly feel like this could work...as a prequel.
I honestly feel like this could work...as a prequel.
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4:09AM on 07/24/2012

Tredding on thin ice

I think Christopher Nolan agreeing that Catwoman should get a spin-off is probably his friendly way of saying "good luck to whoever is going to tackle this coz my work is done here!".

Not sure how it'll work but I'm sure a TV series would be better.
I think Christopher Nolan agreeing that Catwoman should get a spin-off is probably his friendly way of saying "good luck to whoever is going to tackle this coz my work is done here!".

Not sure how it'll work but I'm sure a TV series would be better.
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4:08AM on 07/24/2012
Double post.
Double post.
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3:53AM on 07/24/2012
Dear god no, I hope this never happens.
Dear god no, I hope this never happens.
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1:36AM on 07/24/2012
Well If they did do a spinoff, I'd assume it would be a prequel. Showing the "underbelly" of Gotham, and maybe showing how the Dent Act took care of many of the other criminals in Catwoman's part of Gotham. A villain like Black Mask would be cool.
Well If they did do a spinoff, I'd assume it would be a prequel. Showing the "underbelly" of Gotham, and maybe showing how the Dent Act took care of many of the other criminals in Catwoman's part of Gotham. A villain like Black Mask would be cool.
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12:26AM on 07/24/2012

Vishal

I can understand the 'confusion' regarding the TDKR ending. Yes, it was kind of Inception-esqe. In fact during the end sequence I almost felt as if I was watching the ending of the Batman version of Inception, and this really scared me for a few seconds. But then came the reveal, the fog cleared and it wasn't confusing anymore. So yes, it was a definite ending. Add to it the score being played at that time, it confirms that.
I can understand the 'confusion' regarding the TDKR ending. Yes, it was kind of Inception-esqe. In fact during the end sequence I almost felt as if I was watching the ending of the Batman version of Inception, and this really scared me for a few seconds. But then came the reveal, the fog cleared and it wasn't confusing anymore. So yes, it was a definite ending. Add to it the score being played at that time, it confirms that.
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9:01PM on 07/23/2012
Hmmm, I don't know if this would work because I think the ending of The Dark Knight Rises was fairly straightforward. If they're really going with the spin-off of Catwoman, they have a lot of explanation to do.
Hmmm, I don't know if this would work because I think the ending of The Dark Knight Rises was fairly straightforward. If they're really going with the spin-off of Catwoman, they have a lot of explanation to do.
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7:42PM on 07/23/2012
The ending was an open and shut case. I don't see how it would need to be interpreted. We saw with our eyes, who lived, who died, and so on.
The ending was an open and shut case. I don't see how it would need to be interpreted. We saw with our eyes, who lived, who died, and so on.
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7:37PM on 07/23/2012

How about....

We get DC to do comic books for Robin John Blake as either Robin, Nightwing, or as the new Batman because honestly I want to know more about what he's gonna do.. more specifically how the hell he is gonna get the skills Bruce got to be Batman.
We get DC to do comic books for Robin John Blake as either Robin, Nightwing, or as the new Batman because honestly I want to know more about what he's gonna do.. more specifically how the hell he is gonna get the skills Bruce got to be Batman.
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6:35PM on 07/23/2012

The Ending

The ending of Inception wasn't even open to interpretation. For some reason, audiences have the idea that Nolan uses ambiguous endings, even though none of his films have had any ending other than a straightforward conclusion. People even thought the ending of The Prestige was ambiguous, claiming they saw an air bubble in one of the tanks. The ending of Inception was so obvious, and I think this movie ends in a clear way. The movie showed two incidents to prove that the ending was real
The ending of Inception wasn't even open to interpretation. For some reason, audiences have the idea that Nolan uses ambiguous endings, even though none of his films have had any ending other than a straightforward conclusion. People even thought the ending of The Prestige was ambiguous, claiming they saw an air bubble in one of the tanks. The ending of Inception was so obvious, and I think this movie ends in a clear way. The movie showed two incidents to prove that the ending was real prior to that shot, which to me removes ambiguity. Apparently, though, people still think Christopher Nolan makes ambiguous films,
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6:23PM on 07/23/2012

Extra Tidbit

I can see how some people think the ending is open to interpretation, only because there's never been a superhero movie series with closure before. Spider-man 3 leaves you wondering is Peter and MJ will get back together, X-men 3 leaves you with a shot of Magneto with his powers not fully gone (and Professor X possibly coming back). But those were done to keep sequels a possibility. Not the case with Nolan's trilogy. I think Nolan wanted to give fans closure in regards to Wayne's life journey,
I can see how some people think the ending is open to interpretation, only because there's never been a superhero movie series with closure before. Spider-man 3 leaves you wondering is Peter and MJ will get back together, X-men 3 leaves you with a shot of Magneto with his powers not fully gone (and Professor X possibly coming back). But those were done to keep sequels a possibility. Not the case with Nolan's trilogy. I think Nolan wanted to give fans closure in regards to Wayne's life journey, and he did just that.
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6:16PM on 07/23/2012
I mean it coud be good. I usually tire of hearing about spinoffs of a good character after a successful film. Out of most of them though this Catwoman would make sense. I guess.

As far as not falling in line with the ending of TDKR? It's not like that Catwoman had just started or anything. She was closer to the end of her career if anything. And judging by the many insinuations the movie made there are TONS of scenarios to make a film around.
I mean it coud be good. I usually tire of hearing about spinoffs of a good character after a successful film. Out of most of them though this Catwoman would make sense. I guess.

As far as not falling in line with the ending of TDKR? It's not like that Catwoman had just started or anything. She was closer to the end of her career if anything. And judging by the many insinuations the movie made there are TONS of scenarios to make a film around.
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5:10PM on 07/23/2012
There's no way her character could carry a movie. I'm still trying to figure out how she knocked out the cop in the airport with a little nudge to his chest in the TDKR.
There's no way her character could carry a movie. I'm still trying to figure out how she knocked out the cop in the airport with a little nudge to his chest in the TDKR.
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4:19PM on 07/23/2012

I didn't get any sense of ambiguity at all

Honestly, I thought it was about as straight forward as you can get. None of the endings to his other Batman films were ambigious at all and I personally feel that anyone who interprets it other than literally is just reading way too much into it.
Honestly, I thought it was about as straight forward as you can get. None of the endings to his other Batman films were ambigious at all and I personally feel that anyone who interprets it other than literally is just reading way too much into it.
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3:52PM on 07/23/2012

Why is everyone confused on the ending

I though it was very clear as to how it ended.
I though it was very clear as to how it ended.
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3:41PM on 07/23/2012
She did great as Catwoman, and she is super sexy, but please goddamint lets not ruin Nolans amazing trilogy with a bucnh of shitty fucking knockoffs. The only one I would like to see is Robin, as a bonafide sequel. Done by Nolan or somebody else of equal talent. or another batman movie, with robin and catwoman. If nolan doesn't want to do it they need to find another amazing director. but astraight up catwoman spinoff reeks of money grab
She did great as Catwoman, and she is super sexy, but please goddamint lets not ruin Nolans amazing trilogy with a bucnh of shitty fucking knockoffs. The only one I would like to see is Robin, as a bonafide sequel. Done by Nolan or somebody else of equal talent. or another batman movie, with robin and catwoman. If nolan doesn't want to do it they need to find another amazing director. but astraight up catwoman spinoff reeks of money grab
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3:23PM on 07/23/2012

Jonathan Nolan?

After the film I thought of a movie with JGL with Bruce and Selina returning, but that is probably not happening.
I'd love a Catwoman prequel spin-off though. Jonathan Nolan could do it justice. Though I'd also trust him with a spinoff sequel as well, prequel during the 8 years seems most likely.
After the film I thought of a movie with JGL with Bruce and Selina returning, but that is probably not happening.
I'd love a Catwoman prequel spin-off though. Jonathan Nolan could do it justice. Though I'd also trust him with a spinoff sequel as well, prequel during the 8 years seems most likely.
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3:21PM on 07/23/2012

Open Ending

If the ending is in fact as cut and dry as it appears, then that means Batman somehow ejected from The Bat seconds before the blast and made it clear of the radioactive cloud. Or, maybe the autopilot fix was a red herring to help make Batman immortal. Either way, it would be very coincidental for a resource-less Bruce Wayne to show up at the exact same cafe as Alfred despite Alfred never telling him the name of it.
If the ending is in fact as cut and dry as it appears, then that means Batman somehow ejected from The Bat seconds before the blast and made it clear of the radioactive cloud. Or, maybe the autopilot fix was a red herring to help make Batman immortal. Either way, it would be very coincidental for a resource-less Bruce Wayne to show up at the exact same cafe as Alfred despite Alfred never telling him the name of it.
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3:27PM on 07/23/2012
So you can accept that Bruce Wayne is Batman and was trained by the League of Shadows (meaning he can go/do whatever he pleases massive fortune or not) but you can't accept that he had the foresight to fix the Bat's autopilot and plan for his life after Batman? If Nolan shows him ejecting and every minute detail of him avoiding the blast it ruins the plot twist at the end. I like to think people are smarter than this but I guess not.
So you can accept that Bruce Wayne is Batman and was trained by the League of Shadows (meaning he can go/do whatever he pleases massive fortune or not) but you can't accept that he had the foresight to fix the Bat's autopilot and plan for his life after Batman? If Nolan shows him ejecting and every minute detail of him avoiding the blast it ruins the plot twist at the end. I like to think people are smarter than this but I guess not.
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3:11PM on 07/23/2012

Alex I really hope...

You aren't one of those idiots who thinks the ending to TDKR was a "dream" ala Inception. It's not open to interpretation when Nolan spends the last 5 minutes of the film showing you EXACTLY what happened. Not to mention that he flat out SHOWS you in the final seconds.

This wasn't inception. Please stop trying to make mountains out of mole hills.
You aren't one of those idiots who thinks the ending to TDKR was a "dream" ala Inception. It's not open to interpretation when Nolan spends the last 5 minutes of the film showing you EXACTLY what happened. Not to mention that he flat out SHOWS you in the final seconds.

This wasn't inception. Please stop trying to make mountains out of mole hills.
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3:35PM on 07/23/2012
Do you have to be such a douchebag about? What's so hard about saying "No, I think the ending of Dark Knight Rises is literal"
Do you have to be such a douchebag about? What's so hard about saying "No, I think the ending of Dark Knight Rises is literal"
3:47PM on 07/23/2012
Your douchebaggery brings me sadness.
Your douchebaggery brings me sadness.
3:04PM on 07/23/2012
they should do a prequel with the inspiration being "when in rome," minus all the crazy shit that doesn't fit in the nolanverse.
they should do a prequel with the inspiration being "when in rome," minus all the crazy shit that doesn't fit in the nolanverse.
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3:00PM on 07/23/2012

This brings back bad memories *shudder*

I absolutely loved Hathaway as Selina. She did everything right from the way she spoke to the way she behaved. Everything. But that doesn't mean I'm willing to risk the integrity of the Batman trilogy by having a solo film with her. The last time that happened, we ended up with arguably the worst comic book film of all time. Even as a prequel, the film would just be boring, since everyone knows where it's heading. Plus without Nolan at the wheel, the studio and the new director could try to
I absolutely loved Hathaway as Selina. She did everything right from the way she spoke to the way she behaved. Everything. But that doesn't mean I'm willing to risk the integrity of the Batman trilogy by having a solo film with her. The last time that happened, we ended up with arguably the worst comic book film of all time. Even as a prequel, the film would just be boring, since everyone knows where it's heading. Plus without Nolan at the wheel, the studio and the new director could try to boost interest by saying "The Joker makes an appearance" or have Catwoman battle someone who wouldn't even fit into the context of Nolan's world...like Mr.Freeze or Killer Croc. As much as I'd love to see Selina Kyle again, I'm just not going to be one to show interest in a spinoff.
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2:53PM on 07/23/2012
NO NO NO NO NO. They ended Rises perfectly, it would totally screw with that ending and create a million more questions on what happened and whats going on with the other character she was off with at the end. As for the tidbit: SPOILER






I think if Nolan wanted to fuck with us he would have faded to black when Alfred smiled, by showing the happy couple eating lets us know that Alfred's dream had become a reality.
NO NO NO NO NO. They ended Rises perfectly, it would totally screw with that ending and create a million more questions on what happened and whats going on with the other character she was off with at the end. As for the tidbit: SPOILER






I think if Nolan wanted to fuck with us he would have faded to black when Alfred smiled, by showing the happy couple eating lets us know that Alfred's dream had become a reality.
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5:11PM on 07/23/2012
That's exactly what I said. That would have been the perfect ending.
That's exactly what I said. That would have been the perfect ending.
2:44PM on 07/23/2012
I would love it as she did a great job with the character. More a prequel telling her backstory than a spin-off. "She first broke out of juvie at 16" - let's see the events that lead up to that, and after that! Of course, DC and Warner probably would not want to have a straggler from Nolan's completed trilogy hanging around when they want to "put their house in order" and work towards a Justice League film.
I would love it as she did a great job with the character. More a prequel telling her backstory than a spin-off. "She first broke out of juvie at 16" - let's see the events that lead up to that, and after that! Of course, DC and Warner probably would not want to have a straggler from Nolan's completed trilogy hanging around when they want to "put their house in order" and work towards a Justice League film.
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2:41PM on 07/23/2012

DO IT

She should do it but how is the ending open to you?
She should do it but how is the ending open to you?
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2:40PM on 07/23/2012

Did Anne Hathaway not see the end of The Dark Knight Rises?

Unless she stars in a prequel, the movie wouldn't make much sense.

Regarding the ending, I don't think it was as ambiguous as it should have been. It's clear Alfred sees Bruce in reality because of the musical note that follows the reveal. I think it would have been better if Nolan just showed Alfred look over and see the back of Bruce's head and the audience gets to decide whether it's him or not.
Unless she stars in a prequel, the movie wouldn't make much sense.

Regarding the ending, I don't think it was as ambiguous as it should have been. It's clear Alfred sees Bruce in reality because of the musical note that follows the reveal. I think it would have been better if Nolan just showed Alfred look over and see the back of Bruce's head and the audience gets to decide whether it's him or not.
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2:59PM on 07/23/2012
i appreciate the full reveal at the end. It gives closure to the trilogy once and for all. Bruce has moved on and is living his life leaving Batman behind. To leave a debate as to if that was really Bruce or not, I think, would be just a cheap move and invite needless debate for years to come.
i appreciate the full reveal at the end. It gives closure to the trilogy once and for all. Bruce has moved on and is living his life leaving Batman behind. To leave a debate as to if that was really Bruce or not, I think, would be just a cheap move and invite needless debate for years to come.
3:42PM on 07/23/2012
Agreed. It's unfortunate that some people haven't been able to grasp the ending and are trying to glean from it some hidden meaning or truth. It's honestly like they hadn't been paying attention to the trilogy at all. The entire trilogy (and this movie in particular) has had a focus on Bruce and him having a life other than Batman. If the film ends in any other way than what it did it cheapens the entire experience as we'd spent so much time with him on the subject.
Agreed. It's unfortunate that some people haven't been able to grasp the ending and are trying to glean from it some hidden meaning or truth. It's honestly like they hadn't been paying attention to the trilogy at all. The entire trilogy (and this movie in particular) has had a focus on Bruce and him having a life other than Batman. If the film ends in any other way than what it did it cheapens the entire experience as we'd spent so much time with him on the subject.
3:44PM on 07/23/2012
spoilers-
I honestly thought it would have ended on Alfred just nodding at the camera. I was surprised to see it actually cut to Wayne and Kyle.
spoilers-
I honestly thought it would have ended on Alfred just nodding at the camera. I was surprised to see it actually cut to Wayne and Kyle.
2:40PM on 07/23/2012
Of course she wouldn't mind.

from IMDB-
"Anne Hathaway has said that she desperately coveted the role of Catwoman, and was a complete nervous wreck after her audition. The first time her agent phoned after her screen test, he said he had good news and asked if Hathaway was sitting down. Hathaway immediately screamed "I'm Catwoman!" and ran around the room in a frenzy. Unfortunately, her agent had to calm the actress down--he had called to let her know that she'd been invited to host the
Of course she wouldn't mind.

from IMDB-
"Anne Hathaway has said that she desperately coveted the role of Catwoman, and was a complete nervous wreck after her audition. The first time her agent phoned after her screen test, he said he had good news and asked if Hathaway was sitting down. Hathaway immediately screamed "I'm Catwoman!" and ran around the room in a frenzy. Unfortunately, her agent had to calm the actress down--he had called to let her know that she'd been invited to host the Academy Awards. Hathaway has said she was so shocked she went numb at the offer. Fortunately, shortly thereafter, her agent phoned again to let her know that she had been offered the part of Catwoman as well. "
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2:40PM on 07/23/2012
I think that if there is a Catwoman spin-off, it should be a prequel/origin story, mostly (like you said) because of the ending. Not only because of the final scene, but also because of the McGuffin she chases all throughout the movie (no spoilers here).
I think that if there is a Catwoman spin-off, it should be a prequel/origin story, mostly (like you said) because of the ending. Not only because of the final scene, but also because of the McGuffin she chases all throughout the movie (no spoilers here).
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