By Helen Cox
We’ve had the trailer and we’ve had the ‘leaked’ stills but ever since Hathaway confirmed her involvement in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) earlier this year there’s only one thing fans have been salivating over, some of them quite literally: a new-look Catwoman.
For such people this first glimpse, released today by Warner Brothers, might be a bit of a disappointment. There are no trademark ears involved and not even a hint of tail behind that monstrously masculine Batpod she’s riding. Given the dramatic, shady stills to-date one might have been expecting something darker and seductively sinister for the feline photography first but, that said, we wouldn’t want Catwoman to overshadow the Dark Knight himself now, would we?
I suppose we should just be grateful that there isn’t so much as a hint of Halle. Nolan has previously indicated that his Catwoman would not be a graduate from the Berry School of Sass but much more military, harking back to the original comic. In fairness to him, by the looks of this picture, he’s delivered on that promise but it would be nice if the next few super-staged promo pics could be a little bit more artistic. As ever, dear readers, we’d love to know what you think.