Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Casting Shinfo

Big news from "The Dark Knight Rises" today; Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and Tom Hardy has been cast as Bane. No Riddler or Killer Croc, so I'm sure Batman nerds are bummed, but Catwoman and Bane were a good choice.

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman
Finally, a love interest that doesn't involve Katie Holmes or what's his name...Maggie Gyllenhaal. Anne Hathaway doesn't come off as the Catwoman type but I'm all for non-traditional casting.

Tom Hardy as BANE
Knightfall is probably one of my favorite story arcs. In it, BANE travels to Gotham to fight Batman but realizes that he can't win a fair fight, so destroys a wall at Arkham Asylum and lets all the crazies loose (including Joker, Scarecrow and Zsasz). It takes months for Batman to round them all up, and when he finally succeeds his is suffering from extreme exhaustion. He cruises back to Wayne Manor and Bane is just chilling in his house. So, Batman is weak, BANE knows his secret identity, and they're about to fight in his own crib. BANE winds up literally breaking him over his knee. Unfortunately, BANE has fallen short in just about everything he's been in since his introduction. 

If they follow the Knightfall story, you could see a bunch of cameos of other villains, which would be cool.

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