Anne Hathaway has one slinky catsuit to fill.
A new shot of Hathaway in her Catwoman outfit in next year's "The Dark Knight Rises" has been released -- and some are questioning if she has the sex appeal of yesteryear's Catwomen.
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"Anne's outfit is more tactical, like the comic book, than the previous Batman movies," an insider told HollywoodLife. "She will definitely be wearing the goggles and it's going to be less sexy than Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman costumes. She's going to look more like a robber."
Pfeiffer had the sexy part down in 1992's "Batman Returns," even scoring a "Most Desirable Female" nod at the MTV Movie Awards.
And while Berry won a dreaded Razzie Award for the critically panned 2004 movie "Catwoman," she definitely filled out that suit.
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First off, Hathaway's got big — call 'em iconic — shoes to fill, namely Michelle Pfeiffer's kitten heels. And unlike Michelle Pfeiffer, who could star in a YouTube series if she cared to exist in this century, there's nothing particularly feline about Hathaway — not in the face or the gait or the intonation. Her intonation, as you will learn at the Oscars next month, is less villainous than vapid, more charming than disarming. And though she's proven her chops in a variety of genres (Anne Hathaway is a pharmaceutical rom-com pro if there ever one), there's this kind of lovable goofiness to her that's more doglike than catlike. And we mean that in the kindest possible way.
But the real problem with this — because this is kind of a big deal — is the fantasy thing. Christopher Nolan, who'll be directing Hathaway in the third installment of his Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises, can't do sexy female characters, which Catwoman sorta has to be. His stories are cerebral parables about men and their choices. Women in his films tend to be butch or asexual (respectively, Hillary Swank in Insomnia and Ellen Paige in Inception). Nominally sexy characters, like Marion Cotillard in Inception or Scarlett Johansson in The Prestige, are treated almost as afterthoughts, plot necessities, or concessions to male viewers. They're gorgeous, but they're buttoned-up. Practically Victorian. You don't button up Scarlett Johansson, man.