The Dark Knight Rises has been the biggest movie of the Summer, and President Obama was among the many who enjoyed it. Surprisingly, his favorite character was Catwoman.
At a fundraising event held at Harvey Weinstein‘s Connecticut home, the Prez revealed that Anne Hathaway‘s performance as Selina Kyle was one of the best things about the movie. “I got a chance to see Batman, and she was the best thing in it. That’s just my personal opinion,” he said. He added that she was “spectacular.” Hathaway co-hosted the fundraiser, in attendance were Anna Wintour along with Aaron Sorkin and others for the $38,000 a plate dinner.
This is where we all speculate on whether Michelle has a Catwoman costume hidden around the White House somewhere.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ official site has released the first image of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m a little disappointed in the lack of cat ears. She seems to be riding Batman’s “Batcycle” and a pair of cool looking goggles. So at least there’s that. There was a leaked description of what she would look like in the movie:
“Anne’s outfit is more tactical, like the comic book, than the previous Batman movies. She will definitely be wearing the goggles and it’s going to be less sexy than Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman costumes. She’s going to look more like a robber….But fan boys shouldn’t be worried. This costume is going to be form-fitting enough to make Anne look smoking hot….Everything from the looks in her eyes, her head movements, her body–everything is so feline. The role is taking her to new places”
My eyes just rolled out of my head. People are being pretty critical now, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see how she looks in action when the movie comes out next year. It still doesn’t compare to the other costumes of her feline predecessors.
The first woman to don the tight, black suit was Julie Newmar in the 1966 Batman series. Newmar constructed the outfit herself using a semi-metallic yarn called Lurex.
When she had prior commitments, former beauty queen Lee Meriwether took over and donned the shiny, black catsuit.
For the third season, Eartha Kitt made the role her own with her trademark purr.
Of course who could forget Michelle Pfeiffer‘s manic and sexy Catwoman in Tim Burton‘s classic ‘Batman Returns.’ Her stitched PVC costume is probably the most famous. Pfeiffer beat out the likes of Susan Sarandon and Bridget Fonda for the role of Selina Kyle. Can’t imagine anyone else but her playing that part now.
And who could forget Halle Berry‘s disaster of a movie, ‘Catwoman‘. Instead of the Selina Kyle character, a new one was created with Patience Phillips who is a thief, briefly, but is mostly the hero when she takes down a makeup company that…yeah I don’t remember. Her costume was definitely the most revealing with torn leather pants, a push-up bra and open-toed boots. ‘Catwoman’ was a total bomb, but her costume went on to be a (slutty) Halloween favorite.
Of all the actresses who were peeing in their kitty boxes to be considered for Christopher Nolan’s next Batman installment, The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway is the chick I REALLY didn’t want to see in a black shiny catsuit. Yeah…The Dark Knight Rolls His Eyes is more like it.
I’m still in LOVE with Michelle Pfeiffer from back in the day….”Life’s a bitch, now so am I.” I can’t believe I still don’t have that tattooed on my forehead. All in good time, right?
“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,” the studio’s official announcement (via Deadline) states.
“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,” the statement continues. “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.”