Overnight Warner Brothers released their first official image of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, aka, Catwoman, from Christopher Nolan’s currently in production The Dark Knight Rises. In the comics Kyle is a cat burglar and jewel-thief but in this photo it looks more like she’s engaging in a bit of grand theft auto. Or perhaps that should be grand theft Batpod?
Given that we got our first good look at Batman (Christian Bale) and the film’s villain Bane (Tom Hardy) courtesy of a number of paparazzi photos from last weekend’s location filming in Pittsburgh, I have to wonder if Hathaway will be doing shooting this weekend in costume and Warner Brothers publicists are trying to head off a similar revelation of the character.
If you click on the picture for a high res-view, you’ll notice that her costume is textured in a way similar to the new Superman costume we got our first look at yesterday and the costume for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Much like leather was the de facto choice for movie superhero costumes in the 1990s and the early 2000s, it’s looking like textured is the current way to go.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters next June.