Twitter is awash with #Anne Hathaway this and #Catwoman that as Warner Bros’ official site for Christopher Nolan’s third (and allegedly final) Batman film – ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ – revealed the first image of leather-clad vigilante/alias Selina Kyle. This is the latest in a series of images to have saturated the web over the last week since exterior principal photography began in Pittsburgh: last weekend we got a first look at Brit sensation Tom Hardy as the film’s main antagonist Bane, a muscle-bound ex-con with the physique of a genetically-enhanced cage fighter. Later shots from lurking paparazzi revealed a fight scene between Bane and the Caped Crusader, with Christian Bale taking the lead role for what is thought to be the last time. However, Hathaway fever seems to have struck both Twitter and film blogs around the world, with an image of the ‘One Day’ star handling the same Batcycle seen in ‘The Dark Knight’. The new-look Catwoman is a departure from Michelle Pfeiffer’s leather ‘gimp suit’ in Tim Burton’s ‘Batman Returns’ but it warrants a few catcalls all the same.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ hits UK cinemas on July 20 2012. For info, see thedarkknightrises.com.
Watch the teaser trailer below: