Back in May, we got our first official look at actor Tom Hardy in costume as the villainous Bane as he will look in the upcoming superhero sequel film Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. Ever since we got that first look at Bane (as well as subsequent photos of the character from the set of the film), fans (including myself) have been itching to get our first look at actress Anne Hathaway in costume as Catwoman. Today, the official website for the film has been updated with the first official photo of Hathaway in costume as Catwoman … and she looks … interesting. Click below to see for yourselves.
OK … now I think it’s time to worry. Yes, I understand that this is just our first, early look at the new incarnation of Catwoman and yes, I understand that this is very likely (I hope) a proto-version of the Catwoman costume but … this does not look like Catwoman to me (it should be noted that this official image is titled Selina Kyle). The glasses look silly as hell. I got really excited when we got our first look at the new Bane, I feel no excitement at all from this first photo of Catwoman. Again … I HAVE to believe that the Catwoman costume will be changed further … but, IMHO, this does not look like Catwoman to me. It looks like Anne Hathaway riding Batman‘s Batcycle lookin’ kinda silly in a pleather jumpsuit and ridic goggles.
What do y’all think? Click HERE to see the image enlarged.
UPDATE: New paparazzi photos have surfaced of Anne‘s stunt double in costume as Catwoman on the set of The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh, PA. As you can see, she is riding the Batcycle in her pleather outfit on the steps of a building … behold, Catwoman in action!
HMMMM. I’m still not crazy about any of this. You?