Not too sure I'm happy with this bit of casting news. Warner Bros has confirmed on two major roles in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. The news was announced in a press release and apparently the two roles cast today are roles no one expected. First, Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle, the altar ego of Catwoman! "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," Nolan said. And second, Tom Brady, who we already know is in the cast, has been confirmed as the villain Bane, another very odd pick most didn't see coming.
Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by David S. Goyer. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven. "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 press release doesn't include any other info besides to mention that Christian Bale will be back as Batman. Wow, some very odd choices for characters, and I'm not sure everyone will be happy. Hathaway is great in some roles, but not for Catwoman. My #1 choice for Catwoman would have to be Eva Green. She would be fantastic! Emily Blunt or Marion Cotillard are also good choices as well. Hmmm... not sure what to make of all this news yet. I'm sure it will grow on me and I have no doubt the movie will rock regardless, but for now I'm not thrilled.
The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled to hit theaters on July 20th, 2012. Chris Nolan is currently in pre-production and is still set to start shooting later this year once he gets a full cast together. Stay tuned!
Not sure what to make of this news yet. Thoughts?