Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman (see & pre-order Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in tights)

We always catch glimpses of what people wear on film but you never really get the real picture until you see it in pictures or better yet, in 3-D i.e. three dimensional form. This is even more so for superheroes on the big screen. Growing up with comics, it was a dream come true when movie producers started making films of the superheroes you read so much about as a kid. Even better yet, movie audiences were lapping it all up and that made superhero movies even more popular so now we have a staple diet of superhero movies released every year.

Comic book fans will always want to see how the comic book hero or villain gets interpreted onto the big screen and the best way to see that is to get hold of the fully realized movie accurate action figure. Here are some pictures released of The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman as portrayed by Anne Hathaway in the upcoming Batman film by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, The Dark Knight Rises film will be the third installment in Nolan's Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).

The Dark Knight Rises is intended to be the conclusion of the series. It stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The film will take place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and will introduce the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively—two villains from the Batman mythology.

Here are some pictures released of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle / Catwoman. According to wikipedia, Selina Kyle is an associate of Bane. Hathaway has called the role her most physically demanding yet, especially fitting into the character's signature leather costume. Aside from her physical demands, Hathaway comments on her suit being used for her character: "It’s disappointing. I think everyone feels a slight frustration with it because those stills so undercut the work that’s being done," she said.

It seems like Catwoman has stolen Batman's Batpod and is taking it out for a ride, wearing those really cool shades to boot.

And here are some upcoming DC Direct The Dark Knight Rises products, including a mini bust, a 6" scale action figure pre-production design and a 1/6 scale statue. You can pre-order this Catwoman Iconic 12-inch Statue now at BigBadToyStore. Other The Dark Knight Rises 12-inch statues up for pre-order as well include Bane and Batman.

There's also this Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle / Catwoman bust for pre-order at BigBadToyStore. There's also a Bane bust and Batman bust if you are into this kind of thing :)

Last but certainly not least, there are these Series 01 The Dark Knight Rises 6-inch figures (pre-order HERE). Because the products will only be released in June this year, they haven't even got the prototypes ready so we are only shown these sculpt-in-progress pictures instead.

Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle / Catwoman has large shoes to fill after Michelle Pfeiffer's amazing take as Catwoman in the 1992 Tim Burton "Batman Returns" film. You can view pictures of the 1/6 scale 12-inch tall Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle / Catwoman figure (femme fatale) HERE.

Bane is already a big disappointment for me in terms of costume / outfit i.e. he has none :( According to costume designer Lindy Hemming, the character wears a mask that supplies him with an analgesic gas to relieve pain he suffers from an injury sustained "early in his story", while Nolan explained that the character was chosen because of the desire to "[test] Batman both physically as well as mentally". Problem is, Bane doesn't look big enough and intimidating enough to test the Dark Knight / Batman. The comic book versions and animated cartoons of Bane show him to be a lot bigger and much more intimidating than Tom Hardy's Bane. See my posts of Bane HERE, HERE and a Batman vs Bane post HERE.

There doesn't seem to be anything new with Batman's costume. You can see lots of pictures of Batman The Dark Knight costume (with awesome details) in my posts located on the left side bar. These were released by Hot Toys when the last Batman film (The Dark Knight) came out in 2008.


Zi Yi said...

Looks like I'll stick to my DX02 for now...

rudeboy said...


I'll probably end up getting this, anyway, though I still much prefer the as-yet-criminally-unproduced Pfeiffer Catwoman.

Anonymous said...

the first image is a fan-made 7 month ago..

alex teo said...

if that is so, it's very close to the actual screen version ;p

Anonymous said...

That's because it was made right after the first screen was released.
Check it here.

alex teo said...

thanks for the link :) awesome job!!!