Catwoman and Bane Cast in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 19 Jan 2011 Comments: 0

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Today Christopher Nolan announced some major casting details for his upcoming Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises. And they’ve got my mind spinning. First up is the announcement that Tom Hardy (Inception) will play the intelligent and physically powerful evil Bane. Nolan previously announced Hardy would be play a baddie, but who he would play had been kept super-secret up till now. Bane was extremely lame and annoying in Batman and Robin, so my first thought is “ugh”. But then I remember that our dear Mr. Nolan is amazing and maybe he can create a character that will truly be “The Man who Broke the Bat”

Also announced today is that Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle, AKA Catwoman. Hathaway is awful. I will not be fooled by Oscar nominations or other awards, everything she does on screen annoys me. But I will again refer to the genius of Nolan, if there is anyone who can make Hathaway great it is him. I completely trust him in the matter.

Here is the full press release.
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.

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