Since the premiere of Christopher Nolan’s trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, people have begun formulating their opinions. Questions and concerns about Nolan’s work hit the net with a fury — some good, some bad. Most of the concerns flock to Ann Hathaway’s Selina Kyle aka Catwoman and whether or not Dark Knight Rises will be better than its predecessor. Others had questions about Catwoman’s suit and the mysterious black room that appears throughout the trailer. Thanks to LA Times, some of your questions and concerns have been answered. However, the newly released article contains SPOILERS. For those of you who hate SPOILERS please refrain from reading.
The article, which was written on the set of The Dark Knight Rises, gives new insight into Gotham City and Selena Kyle’s motives:
Gotham City is a war zone. A ruthless madman named Bane has ripped away any sense of security and the citizens, haggard and clutching suitcases with refugee anxiety, sit behind barbed wire waiting to see what will blow up next. A hooded prisoner is dragged in – it’s Bruce Wayne, one of Gotham’s most famous faces – but the eyes of the crowd go instead to the woman in black standing at the top of the staircase.
“Sorry to spoil things, boys, but Bane needs these guys himself,” says sultry Selina Kyle, played here by actress Anne Hathaway, navigating the steps with stiletto heels that, on closer inspection, turn out to have serrated edges capable of leaving nasty claw marks in a fight. She also wears high-tech goggles that, when not in use, flip up and resemble feline ears.
Looks like Selina Kyle stands with Batman in this scene. Who knows what the sneaky feline has in store for our masked crusader in later scenes. Selina has a history of riding the fence. Also, did anyone notice the description of Catwoman’s suit?! Let’s hope she puts those heels to good use. I think I’m coming around to Hathaway’s Catwoman. Here’s what the actress had to say about her suit:
I love the costume. I love the costume because everything has a purpose, nothing is in place for fantasy’s sake, and that’s the case with everything in Christopher Nolan’s Gotham City.