At long last, Warner Bros. has given us fanboys what we’ve been waiting for: A pic of Anne Hathaway in her Catwoman getup from the forthcoming film “The Dark Knight Rises.” Well, sort of. Rather than a revealing, purr-inspiring, full-body shot, what we got is a photo of Hathaway’s Catwoman … riding the Bat-Pod? What in the name of Julie Newmar is going on here?
One notices that there is indeed the sleek, black body suit we all expect from any self-respecting Catwoman, but there is no cat-cowl, which is pretty traditional. There have been iterations of Catwoman with black goggles, so those aren’t really so surprising, but other questions remain: Will she carry a whip? Will her back story come from Batman: Year One? Will the costume have a cat-tail (OK, I was mostly kidding about that one)?
Perhaps most intriguing is the issue of why she is on the Bat-Pod. Does this mean she will be a Batman ally for parts or even all of the story? Or did she steal it? Interesting indeed. And our guess is that we will find out when director Christopher Nolan wants us to find out. The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20, 2012.
UPDATE: Now this is more like it …