After a plethora of casting rumors surrounding Christopher Nolan’s third installment of Batman have been swirling since the success of “The Dark Knight,” we FINALLY have confirmation.
Anne Hathaway will be Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Warner Brothers issued an announcement confirming the casting decision along with Nolan’s statement.
“Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Christopher Nolan stated, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”
The rumors surrounding Tom Hardy being cast as Batman’s foe, Bane, are also confirmed as true.
“In addition, Tom Hardy has been set to play Bane. Nolan said, “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”
The statement also gave a date for release. If filming and production go according to plan, ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ will hit theaters on July 20,2012.