Hathaway’s Catwoman costume revealed

Leaked set photos have finally revealed Anne Hathaway’s full costume for Catwoman – in all of its Dark Knight Rises glory.

Yes, Splash News, a celebrity gossip magazine, has published photographs which seem to originate from the Dark Knight Rises set.

A few months ago, the studio released a photo of Hathaway in her Selina Kyle costume in an apparent response to a lot of Internet chatter about how terrible her costume might be.

There was speculation at the time as to whether that costume was supposed to be Catwoman, but there were no ears, so it seemed unlikely. Now we have visual evidence that it was not the Catwoman costume. This is:

The grainy photos show that most of this costume is the same, there is the skin-tight full-body rubber and the awkwardly high heels. The sunglasses have been replaced with a domino mask, part of the band of which forms a pair of cat ears, a necessary component of any Catwoman costume.

For those unfamiliar, Catwoman is the planned secondary villain for the upcoming Batman film, Dark Knight Rises, the final in the trilogy by Christopher Nolan.

Selina Kyle/Catwoman has always been an enigmatic figure in Batman’s story, all the way back to the ‘Golden Age’ comics. Her goals have never been too far from the bat’s, and occasionally they have even worked together for short times, but while both figures work outside the law to achieve their goals, Batman has never been happy with Catwoman’s methods, and so they always come back to odds eventually. 

Of course, the main difference is that Catwoman must steal to support her causes, while Batman is self-funded. 

Dark Knight Rises is slated for release on July 20, 2012.