Living doll Anne Hathaway is probably going to be exposing all seven feet of her teeth after learning that she’s got a role in the next Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movie, titled The Dark Knight Rises.
Hathaway is playing Catwoman and her uncostumed alter ego Selina Kyle. Nolan has managed to sap the campy nature out of other badguys and it is likely he’ll pull the same trick when the movie arrives in 2012. UK luvvie Tom Hardy is also confirmed as insane beefcake Bane, which means he’ll be able to bring more of what we saw in Bronson to the screen and complete the double-header of evildoers that Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne has been accustomed to facing thus far.
The sceptic in me thinks that this trilogy almost certainly peaked with The Dark Knight but at least the filmmakers are not trying to resurrect Heath Ledger’s Joker by using Johnny Depp, as had been previously suggested by fans. If anyone can prove me wrong its Mr. Nolan, but I’ve got higher hopes for Arkham City, the upcoming sequel to Arkham Asylum. Sadly it’s a videogame and so not directly comparable.