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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:02 PM

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:17 PM

BYTEMITE


...The Princess Diaries is Catwoman? o.0

Yes, I know that movie, to my everlasting shame. Hush.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:26 PM

STORYMARK


Could be worse, could be better. I'm sure she'll be fine.

I'm more jazzed to find out Hardy is playing Bane - not my favorite character from the comics, but I think the core of the character is perfectly suited to Nolan's approach.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:43 PM

DOCTOROSSI


Between this casting news and the clunky title, itself, my enthusiasm for this movie is dented. For me, Anne Hathaway and Batman are like oil and water.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:12 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Well, I still maintain that the best woman for the job would be Summer Glau, but it's not entirely unexpected that she wasn't cast. I can see Anne Hathaway being a bit cat-like, I don't think she's a bad choice. I'm just glad to see there's going to be a Catwoman chapter in Nolan's franchise. I would have been very disappointed if there hadn't been.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:23 PM

BYTEMITE


I guess, to be fair, people were saying the same thing about Heath Ledger, and except for the few people who think his dying made his performance overrated, most people thought he was an incredibly edgy (and brilliant IMO) Joker.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:55 PM

MINCINGBEAST


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Originally posted by Doctorossi:
For me, Anne Hathaway and Batman are like oil and water.



I agree with you, but it could be worse. For example, they could've cast a dude as Catwoman.

I do not understand Hathaway's appeal, and distrust anyone who does.

Stoked though that Bane will be making an appearance. Hopefully, he gets to snap Batman's back. And also Catwoman's. And everyone else's, too.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:35 PM

DOCTOROSSI


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I'm just glad to see there's going to be a Catwoman chapter in Nolan's franchise. I would have been very disappointed if there hadn't been.


I'm not interested enough by the Catwoman story to particularly care on way or another about the character's inclusion. For me, all it really serves to do is invite very unnecessary comparisons to the Burton movie series.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:53 PM

STORYMARK


The comparisons have been there all along anyway, and it couldn't be any worse in this case than it was over the Joker.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:26 PM

INVADERCHAT


Wasn't there already a Catwoman movie? And wasn't it really REALLY bad?

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:41 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


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Originally posted by InvaderChat:
Wasn't there already a Catwoman movie? And wasn't it really REALLY bad?


Dude, different Cat Woman. That movie was NOT about Selina Kyle. Or, obviously, Batman.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6:07 PM

PRETTYXPISTOL


Yeah Halle Berry as Catwoman...not a good movie...and she didn't fit the role. No one comes to mind on who would be a good Catwoman...

Let me brainstorm:

1) Keira Knightley? Possibly
2) Mila Kunis? Eh...she could pull it off
3) Olivia Wilde? She is one foxy lady! ;)

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:29 AM

ZEEK


I see this casting as basically the return of Katie Holmes. All she added to the first movie was some eye candy and now they have Anne Hathaway to do that for the third. If this movie turns out as well as Batman Begins it will be an accomplishment though people will complain because it won't be as good as the Dark Knight.

I'm thinking Bane is probably the secondary villain. He just doesn't seem like someone to carry the movie. He's the scarecrow or two face for this movie.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:01 AM

GWEK


I like Anne Hathaway just fine in BRIDE WARS or LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS, but as Catwoman? That would be like sticking Claire Danes in, I don't know, a Terminator movie.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:36 AM

CYBERSNARK


Well, depending on where they wanna go with Catwoman. She's always been bit more freewheeling than Batman. Frank Miller aside, she's not doing this out of vengeance or rage; she dresses up in costume and swings from rooftops because it's fun.

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I'm thinking Bane is probably the secondary villain. He just doesn't seem like someone to carry the movie.

Knightfall.

Bane's whole point in the comics (utterly ignored in the movies and even the DCAU) is that he's Batman's intellectual equal as well as having 'roid-rage level strength. He figured out who Batman was, where the Batcave was located, and manipulated events to exhaust Batman and alienate him from his allies before moving in for the kill.

I can easily see him playing the Big Bad and hiring Catwoman as a pawn to seduce Batman. She's the one who wouldn't cut it as a real villain; she's amoral, not evil.

This would also give her the chance to pull a Heel Face Turn and rescue Batman --redeeming herself enough for him to let her get away just this once. . .

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:58 AM

ZEEK


Oh I don't think Catwoman is the big bad either. I think she's even less of a villain than Bane is. She's probably just going to be making a few appearances to mess with Batman and do a bit of a love triangle thing. It's already rumored that there's at least one other love interest to be cast.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:05 AM

JONGSSTRAW


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I like Anne Hathaway just fine in BRIDE WARS or LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS, but as Catwoman?

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I do not understand Hathaway's appeal...



Yeah, who would ever want to see Anne Hathaway on the big screen in a Batman movie? The noive of those casting guys!
















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Saturday, January 22, 2011 8:51 PM

PRETTYXPISTOL


http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/01/22/anne-hathaway-as-catwoman-pic/

Eh not liking the look

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:55 PM

LILI

Doing it backwards. Walking up the downslide.





Guuuuhh....



Facts are stubborn things.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 5:38 AM

LWAVES


You guys and gals realise this is a fake? Right?
It's based on a comic cover with Hathaways face PS'ed on.
She won't look exactly like that in the movie.

I don't have a problem with casting, Nolan has always done a good job with his casts. People said Heath Ledger was wrong and look how that turned out. The same thing was said Joseph Gordon Levitt in inception as well. Hathaway has long since broken away from the Disney roles that made her famous so we'll just have to wait and see what they do with the role and how it fits in the movie.

Plus I still think Catwoman and Bane are minor baddies. I like to think that we'll get a Two-Face is behind it all cameo towards the end of the movie.
Of course I could be well off on that one.



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Sunday, January 23, 2011 7:52 AM

WHOZIT


This version of "Batman" is inline with the comic, the campy charcters of the 60's TV show and Tim Burton movies no more. My guess is the new Catwoman will be less sexy and have a nasty attatude.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 8:45 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


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Originally posted by lwaves:
Plus I still think Catwoman and Bane are minor baddies.


Bane is the only villain in the entire comic franchise to beat Batman. That makes him not so minor. Bruce Wayne's Batman was put out of commission after being quite literally broken over Bane's knee. And despite a previous piece of crap movie giving that name to a henchman, Bane doesn't take his orders from others. I don't think Catwoman does, either. The odds of an unstable man like Two-Face being behind both of them? Pretty much nil.


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Sunday, January 23, 2011 8:47 AM

LILI

Doing it backwards. Walking up the downslide.


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Originally posted by lwaves:
It's based on a comic cover with Hathaways face PS'ed on.
She won't look exactly like that in the movie.


That's okay, I like her face.
The cat-eye makeup and black hair suit her.


Facts are stubborn things.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 10:26 AM

CYBERSNARK


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Originally posted by PhoenixRose:
Bane doesn't take his orders from others. I don't think Catwoman does, either.


Depends on how you define "take orders" --Catwoman used to be mainly a "look out for Number One" thrill-thief, but she's become a bit more mercenary in the mainstream DCU. Much like Mal, she's not above taking the occasional "for hire" job (for a generous cut of the profits, of course).

('Course, also like Mal, she occasionally feels a sudden pang of ethics, or comes across a job she'd do for free [she's not gonna, but she would].)

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 11:52 AM

LWAVES


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Originally posted by PhoenixRose:
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Originally posted by lwaves:
Plus I still think Catwoman and Bane are minor baddies.


Bane is the only villain in the entire comic franchise to beat Batman. That makes him not so minor. Bruce Wayne's Batman was put out of commission after being quite literally broken over Bane's knee. And despite a previous piece of crap movie giving that name to a henchman, Bane doesn't take his orders from others. I don't think Catwoman does, either. The odds of an unstable man like Two-Face being behind both of them? Pretty much nil.



I was actually referring to the movie and not the comics, in that they won't be the major baddies in this movie. Batman is the only 'superhero' comic I ever read so I know the story of Bane and Catwoman. I think they are meant to 'throw us off' from the major baddie. Remember, Nolan likes to play with his viewers.
Plus there are plenty of ways to make people do things without ordering/telling them (I never said they'd take orders) especially for someone as unstable as Two-Face who is worried about crossing any lines or who he hurts in the process.



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Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:28 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


I would be very disappointed in Nolan if he 1) stopped following a more comic book mythology and feel or if he 2) fell into "villain overload." I think he can mess with the audience sufficiently without resorting to that, given how much talent he has. I also think that this will likely be the last Batman film he does, since he doesn't want to go into "sequel overload" either, and so doing a Two-Face tease wouldn't make sense either. With most directors, I would probably have a lower estimation of their artistic integrity, but Nolan has proven himself to be a step above. As far as I know, the man has never made a bad film, and he doesn't compromise, he's not in it for what will pay the most, and he knows what he is doing. i have faith that he won't fall into any of those traps, and I think his villain choices for this movie are stellar. There's sufficient story in both of them to carry a film.
He's also said repeatedly that Two-Face is dead. Just to throw that out there. On top of that, Aaron Eckhart has said a few times that he won't be reprising the role.


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Monday, January 24, 2011 5:53 AM

LWAVES


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Originally posted by PhoenixRose:
I would be very disappointed in Nolan if he 1) stopped following a more comic book mythology and feel or if he 2) fell into "villain overload."



I've re-thought my idea after reading your comments and can see now that I am wrong. I think I was on some kind of hopefull/wish fulfillment spree and fitted everything to my idea rather than following the evidence.
It hadn't actually triggered in my brain that my idea would mean three villians (definitely too many) and he'd still have to establish some kind of backstory for two of them. My bad.

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I also think that this will likely be the last Batman film he does, since he doesn't want to go into "sequel overload" either, and so doing a Two-Face tease wouldn't make sense either. With most directors, I would probably have a lower estimation of their artistic integrity, but Nolan has proven himself to be a step above. As far as I know, the man has never made a bad film, and he doesn't compromise, he's not in it for what will pay the most, and he knows what he is doing. i have faith that he won't fall into any of those traps, and I think his villain choices for this movie are stellar. There's sufficient story in both of them to carry a film.



Agreed that Nolan has never made a bad film. His 'worst' film IMO is Insomnia, but that's still way ahead of most other thrillers. He makes the films he wants, the way he wants and he definitely knows what he's doing. Having re-thought my idea I can see that Nolan wouldn't go the way I was thinking. He's too calculating to go for the easier options as well. Two-Faces's return would be the easier (possibly crowd-pleasing) option.
I agree that this should be and will be the last. Didn't Nolan say when Begins came out that if he did continue it would only be three films. I think he's said more recently that he's done with it after DNR. Good on him for not dragging it out.
Bale also stated in a recent Empire interview that this was the last one.

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He's also said repeatedly that Two-Face is dead. Just to throw that out there. On top of that, Aaron Eckhart has said a few times that he won't be reprising the role.



I was aware of Nolan's comments but hadn't heard Eckhart's comments. It's one thing to hide or not comment on something but for everyone to flatly deny it is something else. Looks like I'm wrong and that's fine. It's early days yet and I have faith that Nolan will deliver a great film to end a great trilogy.



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Monday, January 24, 2011 6:26 AM

OLDGUY

What Would Mal do ?


think Phoenix is on it.

as for Hathaway....my first gut reaction was "oh please no!!" she does nothing for me whatsoever...that said.. I wouldn't have guess Ledger had it in him either.. I enjoyed him in Knight's tale for what it was..a bunch of scrawny boys playing tough...but hype aside... Heath nailed it in so many ways... so I'll hold off on Anne and see what she's got..directors can certainly make a huge difference in an actor's performance so who knows.maybe another great surprise...

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Monday, January 24, 2011 6:29 AM

CYBERSNARK


Though I still maintain that there's an untapped Batman rogue who'd be perfect for the Nolanverse.

Ever since Begins, he's cast Gotham as a Mob City --we fad Falcone's elimination in the first one, then Gotham Knights set up Morone and the Russian, which culminated in them both getting taken out by the Joker.

The Gotham City Mob is now headless, and who better to step in than a fully legitimate businessman like Oswald "The Penguin" Cobblepot?
Of course, with the tragic passing of Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes, Cobblepot now owns the finest lawyers in the city (and even if he didn't, he's smart enough to keep his fingerprints off anything incriminating and only work through middlemen, like Bane or the Catwoman) --for all his questionably-legal vigilanteism, Batman can't touch him. . .

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Monday, January 24, 2011 7:35 AM

ZEEK


I think the mobsters are overlooked when people say that a movie can't support 3 villains. Both of Nolan's bat movies had 3 or more if you count the mobsters. I wouldn't be surprised to see a similar role for a third villain pulling the strings.

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Monday, January 24, 2011 8:28 AM

STORYMARK


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Originally posted by lwaves:
You guys and gals realise this is a fake? Right?



Wait.... you mean they don't have full costume publicity shots of the characters 3 days after they're cast!!!!!

Lazy bastards.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 12:23 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


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Originally posted by Storymark:
Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:
You guys and gals realise this is a fake? Right?



Wait.... you mean they don't have full costume publicity shots of the characters 3 days after they're cast!!!!!

Lazy bastards.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."



LMAO. They're writing the script now. Filming won't begin for another year maybe. (Lazy bastards: ha,ha,ha,ha.....you kill me SM!


SGG

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 12:28 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Anne will be fine. I would have preferred Mila, Natalie or Summer but Anne is a good actress. Besides Nolan is a solid director and gets good performances from his actors. It all depends on the script. What I like about Nolan is that he concentrates on a movie at a time........that's a good thing.


SGG

That's why I never kiss 'em on the mouth.

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