Anne Hathaway To Play Catwoman & Tom Hardy To Play Bane in Nolans Dark Knight

A couple of major news bits from Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT RISES have been confirmed today by Warner Bros that Anne Hathaway has been confirmed to play Catwoman along with Tom Hardy who is to play Bane. In the press release it only confirms Hathaway to play Selina Kyle but not Catwoman Kyle’s alter ego but could this suggest some sort of cgi character to be Catwoman?

We’ve known since the release of Inception in the cinema’s that Tom Hardy was likely to be in Nolan’s third & last Batman movie and for months rumours have floated around the internet on who exactly he’ll play. Hardy was brilliant in Inception and the early gossip on Hardy had him play psychologist Dr Hugo Strange who is more an interesting challange than Bane whose body strength far superior than his brainpower, so does this mean Tom Hardy will be in the gym beefing up?

There has been numerous villians been connected to nthis new movie with femalevillians especially with Talia al Ghul the daughter of  Ra Al Guhl, the other one however was to be a unknown love interest. One theory with Hathaways character only been named as Selina Kyle could suggest she may not become her villianous alter-ego in this movie suggestion she may only be a love interest to Bruce Wayne and possibly bringing Catwoman into a fourth movie.

So what do you think guys? surprised, dissapointed or do you have theories suggestions yourself?

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is scheduled for July 20th, 2012 release, check out the offical press release below:

BURBANK, CA, January 19, 2011 – 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.

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. 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.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

source Collider