Somewhat misleading as nowhere is this photo officially tagged as being ‘Catwoman’; officially this is our first shot of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises, on a Bat(cat?)pod, wearing what appears to be a proto-Catwoman costume.
The suit, as designed by Lindy Hemming, seems to be a one or two piece, with separate wedge sole boots and past the elbow gloves, constructed of some kind of dimpled, rubberised neoprene – certainly not leather. It looks functional, perhaps with the intention of being waterproof or insulated against cold. The headgear is pure function too, we assume. Externally at least resembling a type of LED or night vision goggles, or maybe even a variation on Batman’s sonar from The Dark Knight (2008).
Along with our first official shot of Tom Hardy as Bane’s back and mask (possibly designed as a means of pumping the steroid ‘venom’ into his body), plus a slew of on-set pics that could be leading us down the wrong path; these constitute official static sightings of The Dark Knight Rises so far. What’s enlightening is how we are all fervently analysing a film that is not even due out for another year. Will we get Bat fatigue by Christmas? Doubtful, as this is probably when we’ll get our first full-length trailer…
The Dark Knight Rises directed by Christopher Nolan is released on 20th July 2012.
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