August 5, 2011
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Hot on the heels of the reveal of Henry Cavill in costume as Superman Warner Bros has followed up with the first image of Anne Hathaway in costume as Catwoman. Don’t worry, I am not violating me pledge for going spoiler free on The Dark Knight Rises. This image was released on the official site for the newest Batman movie.
As for the picture it doesn’t give away too much. I find it interesting that Selina Kyle is riding the batpod and it looks to be indoors. Maybe she’s stealing it from Batman? It would be in character seeing as she is a thief. The goggles are interesting as well. In the comics Catwoman has periodically worn goggles but never anything as technologically fancy as we see in this picture. Maybe they are only for use during heists to help see security tripwires or something like that. Based on the previous Christopher Nolan films I really don’t see these goggles being a permanent part of the costume. I think it will be a temporary thing much like Batman’s sonar vision in The Dark Knight.
I’m sure some people will complain because the Catwoman costume is not skin-tight like in the comics. But bear in mind Nolan tries to make his movies have an element of realism and it wouldn’t make much sense for a cat burglar to wear a skin-tight suit. A utility suit like this makes sense so that tools could be carried easily. Also, there is one last thing to consider. This might not be the final Catwoman costume and instead a version worn early in the film that will then evolve. One thing is for sure its fun to start seeing news about The Dark Knight Rises that isn’t spoilers.