'The Dark Knight Rises': First official photo of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

Anne Hathaway stars as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises.'
Meow! "The Dark Knight Rises" has released the first photo of the its Catwoman.

And fan reaction has been mixed towards Anne Hathaway's look as the famous Bat-villain cat burglar.

A number of commentators are saying that the costume choice is in line with director Christopher Nolan's tone for the films, which take a grittier, more realistic approach to the "Batman" universe.

That doesn't mean that others aren't unhappy with the choices being made.

While it seems that this Catwoman is more of a pull-no-punches, physical variety, fans are disappointed at the lack of anything ... well, cat-like, about the costume.

"Her goggles have slightly pointed ends, which may be -- maybe -- supposed to be vaguely Catwoman-ish or something," posts Rob Bricken of Nerd Blog Topless Robot. "But...well...I'm not feeling it."

Both the promotional shot and the production photo show Hathaway on the Batpod, in the latter driving down the court-house steps where a fight between Batman and Bane is meant to happen, according to production photos released last week.

Hathaway drew criticism before she was even seen in-costume.

The internet has buzzed back and forth over whether or not Hathaway is the right choice for portraying Catwoman.

Prior to the announcement of her casting, rumors were rampant that the frontrunners were Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox.

Julie Newmar, who was the first to play Catwoman on screen in the '60's TV show, promoted Jolie, saying she "would own the part."

While Hathaway is being shot down pretty early, it was the same a few years ago when it was announced that Heath Ledger would be the Joker in "The Dark Knight."

His original, frenetic take on the character proved many critics wrong, earning him a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

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Look, we want to see Anne Hathaway in a cat suit as much as the next guys — she's a wonderful, beautiful actress, and the Catwoman getup is second only to the Princess Leia bikini in the fantasy costume hall of fame. But we're afraid this is going to turn out to be one of those things that's better in theory, like chocolate beer, or sex on a beach, or Halle Berry in a cat suit.
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.

 Anne Hathaway Catwoman & Biography

Anne Hathaway  Biography
Biography and Career :

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 12, 1982 to parents Gerald Thomas Hathaway, a lawyer, and Kathleen Ann, an actress who inspired her to follow in her footsteps. 

At the age of 6 the family moved to Millburn, New Jersey .Anne Hathaway has two brothers, an older one, Michael, and a younger one, Thomas. Anne Hathaway is of mostly Irish and French ancestry, with distant Native American and German roots. Anne Hathaway had dramatic roles in "Havoc" "Brokeback Mountain" in 2005. She starred in "The Devil Wears Prada" in 2006 and starred in "Becoming Jane" in 2007 as Jane Austen. In 2008, she was acclaimed for her lead role in "Rachel Getting Married", for which she won awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. 

In 2010, she starred in the box office hits "Valentine's Day", "Love and Other Drugs" and Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland". 
People magazine named Anne Hathaway one of its breakthrough stars in 2001, and she first appeared on its list of the world's "50 Most Beautiful" People in 2006. 

Why is Anne Hathaway famous?

Anne Hathaway is an American actress that after several stage roles appeared in the 1999 television series "Get Real". She played Mia Thermopolis in "The Princess Diaries" in 2001. Over the next three years, Hathaway reprised that role for "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement", and starred in family films, appearing as the title character in "Ella Enchanted" in 2004.

Why do we like Anne Hathaway? 

Anne Hathaway is really involved in donations and charities like The Creative Coalition, The Step Up Women's Network, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Human Rights Campaign, and The Lollipop Theatre Network, an organization that screens films to very ill children. In 2008, she was honored at Elle magazine's "Women in Hollywood" tribute and she has also been honored for her hard work with The Step Up Women's Network and The Human Rights Campaign.

Anne Hathaway Catwoman

Anne Hathaway Catwoman

Anne Hathaway Catwoman

Anne Hathaway Catwoman

Anne Hathaway Catwoman

Anne Hathaway Catwoman

Anne Hathaway Catwoman

Anne Hathaway Catwoman

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