Anne Hathaway is sexy, but can she play sinister sexy? Looks like we’re going to find out, because Anne will play Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. Details are scarce, but really, what more needs to be said? Though we had some wild ideas for villains in the third Batman (Miley Cyrus can still play Harley Quinn, y’all!), most of the caped crusaders’ enemies are mob bosses with goofy outfits—what’s the difference between the Mad Hatter and King Tut aside from their particular fashion fetish? Catwoman lets them bring sex into the storyline, and with Heath Ledger sadly taking the Joker with him, it was the only place to go.
Not that Catwoman will be the only villain. The studio has revealed that cast member Tom Hardy will officially be playing Bane, the roid-rager who (briefly) crippled Batman in the ’90s comics event Knightfall. Aww, we were kinda hoping he’d play crimelord and Greek mythology enthusiast Maxie Zeus: toga action!
Check out some photos of Hathaway in the gallery below, and—for a challenge—try to imagine her wearing more clothes as Catwoman. It’s tough, we know. [Photo: Warner Bros., ]