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Anne Hathaway Says Catwoman Outfit Isn’t As Bad As You Think

If you were among those who reacted negatively last week to the first official look at Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, take heart: Anne Hathaway promises there’s more to the catsuit than meets the eye.

“What I am happy to say is, if you didn’t like the photo, you only see about a tenth of what that suit can do,” she tells MTV Movie News. “And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste.”

What Hathaway means is anyone’s guess. Between the Warner Bros. still and the subsequent snapshots of her stunt double, we get a pretty good idea of what the costume looks like — from the goggles and utility belt to the thigh-high boots and arm-length gloves. Maybe there’s a cat-eared cowl, similar to the one Darwyn Cooke designed for the comics? Of course, the actress says “what the suit can do,” suggesting that the costume, well, does something … Glow in the dark? Inflate? Cling to walls?

Ah, Christopher Nolan and his myriad secrets.

The Dark Knight Rises, which opens July 20, 2012, also stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.


  • G.

    First. Hell yeah.

  • Jim

    Y’know, I don’t particularly car if the suit actually has cat ears or not. Cat ears do not make or break whether or not this will be awesome. Just ask Halle Berry…

  • Scott Laudano

    The suit itself looks fine, I’m just not impressed with the head gear! >.< So I hope there's something good the lovely Anne Hathaway is implying in her cryptic little quote.

  • CJ3

    She was probably changing into her cat costume and was almost complete when she noticed the Bat-Cycle and decided to steal it rather than worry about some cat ears etc.  But I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  • Dave Morris

    Cat ears? You’re kidding, right?

  • Adam

    I know what’s missing: claws.  Which wouldn’t be readily apparent when she’s gripping handlebars.  Still, claws would scream “cat,” have the practical effect of being a useful weapon for close combat, and not have the inherent silliness of a tail or ears.

  • SEVEN_210

    i like the costume, i really do, it just looks unfinished without a cowl to me. we need a photoshop wiz to make one with a cowl and see what it looks like

  •!/ David R. Schmitt

    What is wrong with the suit? Catwoman wears a standard Ms. Peel black catsuit. No cowl in this shot but that doesn’t mean it won’t be in it.The goggles are tricked out hi-tech uber burglar eyewear. Kinda what a cat burglar would need in the modern age, right? Have trust in Nolan, when has he steered us wrong?