Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
Warner Bros has released the first official photo of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. The photo, which appeared on the official website, TheDarkKnightRises.com, has a file name of “selina_kyle.jpg”. Most comic fans know that Kyle is the secret identity of the Batman villainess… but I find it interesting that the file uses that name and not “Catwoman”. Is it possible that this might not be Hathaway’s complete Catwoman outfit? A source earlier revealed that the Catwoman costume is more “tactical, like the comic book,” “less sexy than Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman costumes”, and would feature goggles. This looks exactly like what was described (although the goggles look more like high tech glasses).
The cast and crew have been very sketchy when asked about Catwoman and have generally avoided using that nickname. Is it possible that Hatahaway’s Kyle assists Bruce Wayne in this threequel and doesn’t actually become “Catwoman”? Hit the jump to see the full photo. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.