While The Dark Knight Rises is admittedly the weakest link in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, one of the strongest aspects of the film was Anne Hathaway’s surprisingly convincing turn as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, a character many thought would be done incorrectly in Nolan’s gritty, realistic Batman world. Not only did she get to kick some serious ass though, she also got to end up happily ever after with Bruce Wayne, so I guess she got pretty lucky in her adaptation of the character as well.
Following the recent comments from Joseph Gordon-Levitt about the film’s “perfect conclusion” though, Hathaway recently spoke on her love of DC Comics while appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival today.
Check out what Hathaway had to say when asked if she’d ever want to return onscreen as the character as well (via Variety):
“I loved that character and I had such a blast playing her. I’m not sure how it would work because I think the Chris Nolan chapter of the Batman story has been wrapped up and I’m part of that, but I love the DC Universe and it would be fun to take a trip back.”
While many fans would probably still pick Michelle Pfeiffer’s turn as Kyle as the best Catwoman performance we’ve gotten so far onscreen, Hathaway held her own in a role that had some seriously high fan expectations going for it.
With that being said, as strong of a performance as she gave, and as cool as it would be to see her return onscreen here, I seriously doubt it’s going to happen. Like Hathaway says, Christopher Nolan’s role in the DC Extended Universe seems to be nonexistent now (can’t really blame him either), and so this may be nothing more than a pipe dream. At this point, I think DC would probably be smart in distancing themselves from Nolan’s trilogy as much as possible anyways.
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