Anne Hathaway Is Catwoman And Tom Hardy Is Bane In The Dark Knight Rises

In what can be possibly the biggest movie news of the year, thus far, two new roles have been revealed in the upcoming and highly anticipated film, The Dark Knight Rises. After months and months of speculation, it has been confirmed that Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman/Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy will play Bane. This is very big news and I can’t wait to see how fans are going to react to it all.

I’m not a big fan of Hathaway as an actress but I did want to see Catwoman in the movie, so I’m happy about that. And who knows, Nolan may be able to get a good performance out of her. As for Hardy, well he’s fantastic and whatever role he ended up getting would be fine by me. I’m happy to see him get a villain role, since I think he’ll kill it and as for the actual villain, Bane, I couldn’t be happier. Bane seems like an awesome choice for the film and for those who don’t know who he is, you can read up on him here.

Check out the press release below.

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.