Catwoman revealed for Dark Knight Rises
I'm totally unaffected by the photo of Catwoman appearing in The Dark Knight Rises in costume and atop Batman's motorbike, I couldn't care less about the technicalities of her suit, her glasses, etc. as others seem interested in. What I am interested in is the fact that the character really does feature in the film.
I know we heard about Selina Kyle being in the film ages ago, but I never really understood how Christopher Nolan could bring the character to life without making them seem cheesy. There's nothing I've ever seen or heard that would give me the inkling that the character would work in Nolan's Batman, unlike with The Joker or the new villain Bane.
Bane, and previously the Joker, fit well with Christopher Nolan's darker, harder, more realistic version of Batman, but having never seen a version of Catwoman that just didn't feel rather silly I've never thought she could fit into this style of film, and I don't mean that just based on the Catwoman on a couple of poor film outings.
Saying that Michelle Pfeiffer's take on the character was pretty good, but the problem was that the origins and staple of the character were just so daft. That said, I could see how a new Catwoman origin could help, that of a cat burglar rather than the silliness of before.
So there is a way the character could work but I wonder if the negativity to the character is because no one can understand why, or perhaps people wanted someone else for Nolan's last Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, for instance I know there's been a lot of call out there for a new take on Robin.
Anyway let me point you in the direction of the full photo over at The Hollywood Reporter so some of you out there (Vash included) can have a real gander at that photo and try and come up with some cool details. Frankly I'm stumped, she's on Batman's bike and she has some gadget specs on.
Anne Hathaway, who plays Catwoman, has been saying that there's more to the suit than we can see, but frankly that's not the point, it's that Catwoman will be in the film and teaming up with Batman.
What do you think of the new Catwoman? Does it really matter considering we know Nolan's history of turning round our expectations?