Casting news just came out for the third Chris Nolan Batman movie, as it was announced that Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman in the next movie.
Here's the official report, from Deadline.com:
"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."
Tom Hardy as Bane is awesome news. Bane is generally a cool character, unless Joel Schumacher get's his teeth into him, and Tom Hardy is a great choice.
Anne Hathaway, though. I dunno. I mean, I'll give Nolan the benefit of the doubt after the magic he pulled with Heath Ledger, but Hathaway wouldn't have been my first choice.