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Anne Hathaway Interested In A 'Catwoman' Movie, But Only With The "Right People"

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 23, 2012 12:14 PM
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“For me, Gotham and these characters, I’m done. I’ve told our story and I’m moving on,” director Christopher Nolan said earlier this month when asked about a "Catwoman" movie for Anne Hathaway, while adding: “I certainly think she deserves it, she’s incredible.”

And indeed, Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises" is far cry from Eartha Kitt or even Michelle Pfeiffer's memorable turn in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns" (the less said about the Halle Berry incarnation, the better). Fitting into Chris and Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer's textured world, where superheroes carry with them emotional and psychological complexities, Selina Kyle battles doing something for the greater good versus her own survival and self-interest. There's a lot to potentially explore, and Hathaway certainly brought an easily one note character the depth the role and movie required, but will she step into the latex again?

"I'm interested if he's interested," she told Digital Spy when asked about Nolan's comments above. "I think it would be lovely to see more of her but only if it's with the right people. She lives in this Gotham City and so it would have to be established by the people who have made this Gotham City. For me, at least."

So, basically, don't get your hopes up. However, it would be naive to think that Warner Bros. won't be kicking the idea around the old conference table in the weeks to come, and perhaps hoping that Nolan will take on some kind of executive producer/godfather position as he did on "Man Of Steel" to help move along a Catwoman movie. That beind said, "The Dark Knight Rises" as a film -- and as a trilogy altogether -- is so calibrated and contained, that breaking out of it would be challenging task to make it feel organic. Can it be done? Would you like to a Hathaway-led "Catwoman" movie? Let us know below.

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  • Samantha Sarmiento | July 10, 2014 12:18 AMReply

    Anne Hathaway doesn't have that "funk" to play cat-woman...Scarlett Johansen would be amazing

  • SELENA KYLE | November 19, 2012 3:53 PMReply

    Do it, make a catwoman movie, theres so many people out there that talk nonsense about it being boring and that it won't be good enough! But hey I'm only 15 and I thought the movie was great. A Catwoman movie would be a hit, the cherry on top :)

  • Batman | October 28, 2012 8:35 PMReply

    I think Anne Hathaway should be in a stand alone Catwoman film. It could be it's own, but in the beginning it could have some what of an origin, and then maybe what she could have been doing during The Dark Knight Rises, like an Interquel if you will, And maybe explore her world more. And I think Christian Bale should have a cameo, to ensure continuity, and maybe it could explore their relationship more.

  • Fares | October 2, 2012 2:19 PMReply

    That would be a great idea... I think with Anne Hathaway the movie would be fascinating. She played the role in an extraordinary way that left me wanting more, much more.

  • adaptable | September 16, 2012 8:34 AMReply

    One thing I've noticed is that people seem to be really confused as to what catwoman is. Anne Hathaway didn't play Catwoman, she played The Cat. Now I haven't read the comics, but I understand that The Cat was Catwoman's former self when she was a cat burglar, stealing what she needed and giving to those in need, similar to a Robin Hood character. When Bruce is looking through police files in TDKR, it says 'THE CAT STEALS ___' etc etc. The name 'Catwoman' is never mentioned. Selina even says herself she gives to those in need in the film, and Bruce replies basically saying how similar she is to Robin Hood.
    Michelle's intepretation is not the "right" one, so leave Anne alone.
    Anyway, if there was a Anne Hathaway Catwoman film, I'd be first in line.
    Anne did a great job and I'd love to see more.

  • CAT | August 12, 2012 9:06 PMReply

    TO, the dude:

    Yeah, it was a little too real, real boring. My children didn't even enjoy it, and to think that some people lost their lives while going to view this piece of shit. Is that real enough, this shit was false advertistment, children went to see this movie, thinking that they would enjoy it, but they were sadly mistaken. Why not slap a R rating on your films so yound children would have stayed home instead. This movie sucked and it was real enough to make children bored...

  • Ericka | August 1, 2012 2:51 AMReply

    ohmygosh!! She really deserve that role!! I hope in 2013 there would be a movie of her as the Catwoman :D

  • CAT | July 31, 2012 9:30 PMReply

    Julia newmar was a geat cat woman, but Anne Hathaway has the body of a 14 year old boy, cat woman should have a jessica Rabbit type of body, like Mrs. Newmar's. Mrs. Berry had the right type of body, but people complained about her color. The world is so racist, they should have placed beyonce or Jennifer Lopez to play the role, but I knew that wouldn't happen. Michelle Pfeiffer was an amazing cat woman and she looked great and she can also act as well. Anne Hathaway shouldn't have been given this role, please give us a sexier woman to play the role.

  • The Dude | August 12, 2012 8:41 PM

    " woman should have a jessica Rabbit type of body, like Mrs. Newmar's... lle Pfeiffer was an amazing cat woman and she looked great and she can also act as well. Anne Hathaway shouldn't have been given this role, please give us a sexier woman to play the role." I think you're confused about the movie The Dark Knight Rises is and inspired to be. This catwoman was more about a "real" person and not the fantasy you longed for. My suggestion, since you are so happy with Michelle Pfeiffer's catwoman, is to just watch that film over and over. I like this realistic version better :-).

  • Dave | August 9, 2012 2:14 AM

    That's CG! It's an enhanced graphic. That's NOT Anne Hathaway's bod.

  • Adyon | August 3, 2012 5:30 PM

    Yeah your'e so full of it. Everything you say is dribble. Anne Hathaway was great as Catwoman. Just like many who have taken on the role. She was very sexy, just not in the "one-dimensional" cliche you wanted. But Nolan knew what he was doing, giving the character more depth by choosing her. And people didn't dislike Halle Berry for being black. They disliked that movie because it was a bad movie.

    Anyone complaining that Anne Hathaway was not "sexy" enough to fill the role, even while they made her PLENTY sexy, has their priorities wrong. I'm sure there's Catwoman porn out there that will satisfy your need. ;)

  • d | July 31, 2012 11:28 PM

    What 14 year old boys look like this?

  • Bran Deditems | July 26, 2012 12:25 AMReply

    Anne Hathaway makes an excellent catwoman character in the Dark Knight Series. She is beautiful, hot and looks evil in her suit. I hope and Catwoman and Batman be married someday in the series, just like Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

  • CAT | August 6, 2012 4:33 PM

    Yep, a 14 year old boy, I'm not saying that they should be porn star material, you said that. Jessica rabbit was a cartoon character dumbass. Anne Hathaway has a typical type of body, nothing special and I know female impersonators with better bodies than hers and yes some are quite young with typical boyish shapes. So yes, a 14 year old boy. I'm a straight woman with a great body and I could have play the role. America looks down on woman with real hour-glass figures and to white woman with boy type of bodies, Anne has a cute face, but a typical white girl type of body, nothing special. By the by, real comic book fans know that Nolan's casting sucks for the Batman films and I happen to one of them. I thought that the Catwoman movie sucked also, but I'm saying that theres plenty of actresses that would have suited the role of catwoman, but just not Anne. You can kiss it, if you don't like it. @Adyon

  • Carson | July 25, 2012 6:46 AMReply

    Dude! The Chick Rocked and My Mum thinks she gorgeus

  • Abz | July 24, 2012 4:17 PMReply

    Prequel set between DK and DKR could work.
    Unnecessary, but could work..

  • Lonster | July 24, 2012 1:46 AMReply

    She really did a fantastic job with this role. When she was first announced, I was a bit disappointed, as I selfishly wanted a hotter girl like Megan Fox. Thank God they went with Anne Hathaway. Her acting was probably better than anyone else's could have been for this role, AND I now find her beyond sexy. Another movie would be cool, but it would have to be a prequel, as the character is really complicated and could stand on her own, but her character came to an end, hopefully, with the way TDKR ended with Selina and Bruce becoming a couple and leaving their alter egos behind.

  • triguous | July 23, 2012 7:52 PMReply

    Right people = Nolan and his crew.

  • DG | July 23, 2012 7:14 PMReply

    Id probably prefer a Nightwing movie but this could be good too. There's been some awesome Catwoman graphic novels over the years that could provide good basis. Catwoman When in Rome certainly seems like it could be a logical starting point given the ending of TDKR. Definitely keep it in the Nolanverse but keep the crossover characters to a minimum

  • AS | July 23, 2012 4:45 PMReply

    lol, you mean the "right money."

  • Eric Shirey | July 23, 2012 3:53 PMReply

    Rather see a Nightwing movie with Joseph Gordon Levitt.

  • tristan eldritch | July 23, 2012 1:43 PMReply

    "Fitting into Chris and Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer's textured world, where superheroes carry with the emotional and psychological complexities, Selina Kyle battles doing something for the greater good versus her own survival and self-interest."

    Genuinely don't mean to troll, but that sentence is grammatically incoherent.

  • bbuu | July 23, 2012 1:12 PMReply

    She was used in the perfect capacity in TDKR. I think anything else would be gilding the lily.

  • Connor | July 23, 2012 1:05 PMReply

    As much as I love to see one, It won't happen due to the ending and Nolan moving on from Batman. But I would love to see a romance film between Christian Bale & Anne Hathaway.

  • rodie | July 23, 2012 12:53 PMReply

    Without spoilers, wouldn't a Catwoman film need to be a prequel? And those are so tricky to do and make engaging when you already know the outcome. Sure, it could take place post-TDKR, but then you have the problem of Bale...

  • TM | July 23, 2012 12:43 PMReply

    I liked Michelle Pfeiffer's performance in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns" , but her role and her performance is completely different from the comic books ( she was never a lunatic with nine lives and always talking with a " purr"). Anne Hathaway is probably my most favorite film version of Catwoman, not just because it was written, but also because of Hathaway's great turn. Anne pulled-off the dark humor, the strength, sexiness, and the dangerous aspect of Catwoman. Plus, she perfectly delivered her lines in the manner of Catwoman.

    I have to agree with Anne, that she has to have the same people involved ( or most of the same people) to pull-off a quality flick.

  • Gisbon | July 23, 2012 12:35 PMReply

    The Catwoman character was so underdeveloped in the TDKR it was actually kind of embarassing. Maybe a new movie version will do the character justice.

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  • GERALD | July 23, 2012 5:24 PM

    Agree with WASH. Anne Hathaway steals (wink, wink) the movie.

  • Wash | July 23, 2012 2:44 PM

    You, Sir, are in the minority.

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