Casting News: The Dark Knight Rises

Published on January 19th, 2011

So, it was confirmed today that Anne Hathaway will be Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy will play Bane in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises. Last time we saw Kyle in a Batman film she was played by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992’s Batman Returns. Today’s press release from Warner Bros. only lists Hathaway as Kyle, making no mention of Catwoman. Hopefully, the film will feature Kyle as the famous, feline, femme fatale as well.

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Last time we saw Bane in a Batman film it was in 1997’s Batman & Robin, played by Jeep Swenson (who names their kid Jeep?) and we all know how bad that film was. Let’s hope that The Dark Knight Rises is better than that one. I have pretty good faith in Noaln but, I myself am not a fan of more than one villain in a film.

I am also a little shocked about the news of Bane being this film, as many people said they thought it would be Dr. Hugo Strange. When I think of Bane back in the 90’s with Knightfall, when Bane broke Batman’s back, I was was never that impressed. Oh well, I guess time will tell.  Hardy worked with Nolan on last years Inception and can also be seen in the film Bronson. For more on this make sure to check next week’s Comics on Film.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@ComicImpact.com