Anne Hathaway Is Catwoman’s Sixth Life

Mike Gold

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28 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    Well, she's got the boobs for it, apparently

  2. mike weber says:

    Unfortunately, Bane is almost as stupid a villain as Venom. I guess that the producers/directors feel that the third film in comic franchise series need a fanboy favourite villain.At least Bane's not a Swiss Army character like Venom that the writer can use as a deus ex machina to get himself out of any situation he hasn't got any other way to solve…

    • Jason M. Bryant says:

      It's possible that Bane in the movie will be very different from Bane in the comic. Look at Whiplash in Iron-Man 2. They basically created the villain they wanted, then looked through the comics for something that was kinda-sorta close enough to use the name. Since the general public had no idea who Whiplash was, it worked.

      • Mike Gold says:

        Bane's vacuous. He could be whatever you make of him. I'm not crazy about perpetuating the back-up-movie-villain thing; it was a bad idea in Batman 2, a worse idea in Batman 3, even worser in 4, and Two-Face (as opposed to Dent) was wasted in 6.

  3. mike weber says:

    Oh, gee – another thing to talk about – i also liked "Get Smart!"

  4. Michael Davis says:

    If Morgan Freeman is going to be Bane it will not be the comic book version. NO WAY.

    • mike weber says:

      No – Freeman's not Bane – he was Lucius Fox in the other two films, remember?If i hadn't already posted my initial quota of snark, i would have said:Tom Hardy will also join Bale, Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman as the murderous Bane…Wow! Six actors to play Bane? Didn't realise it was such a difficult role.Rather badly phrased sentence there, which might better read:Tom Hardy, as the murderous Bane, will join Bale, Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman…

    • Brandon Barrows says:

      I'd enjoy seeing that for the humor value.

  5. Miles Vorkosigan says:

    Agreed on all counts, Mike. If you have a good villain to start with, you don't need a backup. Now if Nolan handles this right, and makes Bane a pumped-up mob boss, it could work. But I'd rather do without him, and build Catwoman up as the thrill-seeking jewel thief she was at first, turning this into more of a catch-me-if-you-can story. .Personally, I don't think Anne's quite right, but she's a better choice than Biel, and the costume design can make a lotta difference. She did pretty good kicking butt in Get Smart, so there's a chance this will do fine. All comes down to Nolan and Goyer's script. .Yeah, I loved Get Smart, too. The balance between comedy and schtick is very fine, and I thought Carell did a great job. Put it this way, broke as I am, I saw it more than once.

    • Jason M. Bryant says:

      I actually think Biel would be better for the part, but that's because I have a certain idea in mind for what Catwoman is. Anne places the nice girl so well and Catwoman always seems like the bad girl. Biel is a lot closer to the Julie Newmar style.Of course, that all depends on whether they stick to that idea of the character. Nolan might have very different plans.

  6. John Ostrander says:

    Hey, I LOVED the Get Smart movie. Carrell was an inspired choice.

  7. Lou Hoffman says:

    I've gotten burned too many times by saying "What were they thinking? That's a bad/terrible/wierd choice. That will never work."I laughed when I saw that Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark; he ended up being just about perfect for the roll.Heath Leadger was awesome as the Joker.I really liked DareDevil. *ducks flying objects*I think this could work; and if nothing else… we will get to see Anne Hathaway in latex or rubber.

  8. Jonathan (the other says:

    Actually, in the press releases I've seen, they said Nolan had cast Hathaway as Selina Kyle, with the report generally referring to her immediately after as Catwoman. However, the press release makes it quite possible that Nolan is in fact laying the groundwork to introduce Catwoman as the villain in a hypothetical fourth movie…

    • Mike Gold says:

      Jonathan, both Nolan and Bale have made it perfectly clear it's three-and-out. Warners is busy with a Batman teevee show in development, so if there's a Batman movie in our near future it'll be with a different lead (Jon Hamm would be nice) and a different director and probably because Warners decided a Batman teevee show was unlikely to be cost-effective. And don't bet against a Batman musical — even with all the horrors, Spider-Man is the biggest money earner on Broadway, and it's still in previews. Hell, the way things are going they'll keep it Spidey previews forever and get a stuntman to have an accident every five or six weeks.

      • Brandon Barrows says:

        Jon Hamm as Bruce Wayne would be great. I'd never even considered that.

        • Mike Gold says:

          Yeah, he said he was too old for Superman and he's probably right (Tom Welling is just about the right age). But he could pull off Bruce Wayne in a heartbeat, and I thought so with the first episode of Mad Men. As for Batman, well, you could put Geoff Peterson in the costume and he'd look fine.

  9. Mike, I like your idea about Jon Hamm as Bruce. I’d wanted him to play an older, more established Superman (like THAT will ever happen…), but I can see him in stately Wayne Manor.

  10. Don’t care for Anne Hathaway, but I’m excited Catwoman will be included in THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Just don’t make her the Michelle Pfeiffer or Halle Berry kind of Catwoman.

  11. Joe King says:

    Am I the only one who ever wished they would dusted off Brian Dennehy for the original Dark Knight by Miller?
    No one else had the barrel chest to pull off that role.