The Dark Knight Rises: Villains.
Anne Hathaway has been cast as Catwoman, a.k.a. Selina Kyle, in “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Bros. announced Wednesday. Hathaway, who is also hosting the Oscars this year, might seem a little cutesy for the traditionally sexy role, which has been played by bombshells Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry in the past. But better Hathaway than other actresses in consideration for the role, such as Keira Knightley (not right at all) and Jessica Biel (even worse). The real question, of course, is how will Hathaway match up to her predecessors. I can’t wait to see some pictures of the costume.
Bane going to be played by Tom Hardy in “The Dark Knight Rises,” contrary to persistent rumors. Hardy, who was Christopher Nolan’s first new hire for his last Batman movie’s cast, is on board for Bane and to say that I’m pumped about this casting is nothing short of an understatement, if you’ll forgive the pun. For those of you who aren’t terribly familiar with Bane, Bane is an escaped convict from an island prison in South America and a supervillain. Bane has abnormal strength as a result of having had experiments with a derivative of the drug Venom performed on him.