With almost a year to go before release, The Dark Knight Rises has had no qualms with amping the hype machine in to high gear and whetting our Batman appetites with teases from set. We’ve already seen the official first image of Batman baddie Bane (Tom Hardy), a teaser trailer featuring a snippet of actual footage and, now, our first look at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle. Also known as…Catwoman.
Now it’s up in the air what exact role Hathaway’s Kyle plays in the grand scheme of director Christopher Nolan’s Bat-verse. Is she actually Catwoman? A romantic interest for Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne? What side is she really on?
The first photo from set won’t give you any of those answers, but it will promise Anne Hathaway on a motorcycle, wearing high tech shades looking ready and looking like a total badass babe. We needed Anne Hathaway in this movie—the Batman trilogy was quickly turning into a boys’ club.