anne hathaway catwoman Anne Hathaway Confirmed As Selina Kyle (Catwoman) & Tom Hardy Confirmed As Bane In The Dark Knight Rises

OH SNAP news of the week: Warner Bros. Pictures have today announced that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle (Catwoman) in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. 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, after much speculation about what part Tom Hardy will play, he has been officially announced 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.”

I just thought I’d put it out there that I would crawl 2 miles naked through broken glass just to hear the story of The Dark Knight Rises spoken through a walkie talkie by Stephan Hawking, I’m THAT hyped for this film!

The Dark Knight Rises has a release date of June 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy. You can read the press release from Warner Bros below. It does make me curious why Selina Kyle is not referred to as Catwoman in any way?!?!

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.