Here’s something for Catwoman fans to chew on: fresh off her recent triumph as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway has expressed interest in a solo film should the right crowd be involved. Check out her quote from Digital Spy below:
“I didn’t want to focus on the other people’s interpretation of it because I didn’t see where that would get me; it would only be a rehashing of something already done – and done very well [...] “I thought it was probably best to focus on being a part of Chris Nolan’s Gotham City [...] I think it would be lovely to see more of her but only if it’s with the right people [...] She lives in this Gotham City and so it would have to be established by the people who have made this Gotham City. For me, at least.”
Hathaway‘s portrayal follows previous turns by Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer, who starred in 2004′s critically-panned solo film and in 1992′s Batman Returns for Tim Burton respectively. Although he vowed never to return to the franchise, Nolan had already expressed enthusiasm for a solo film starring Hathaway, telling Access Hollywood:
“Anne is incredibly precise and articulate about the psychology of the character. She’s really built it from the ground up, it’s just a delight to watch her perform, the things she does in those heels is not to be taken lightly. [..] She’s an incredible character and we’re very excited to see her and hopefully we’ll leave people wanting more [...] For me, Gotham and these characters, I’m done. I’ve told our story and I’m moving on [...] I certainly think she deserves [a solo film], she’s incredible.”
Hathaway‘s portrayal of Selina Kyle clearly stole the show — she was smart, sexy, clever, and determined in a way that Rachel Dawes never quite managed to be — and she was easily the best female lead in the films overall. TDKR made a point to not go into Kyle’s backstory, which certainly helped keep the already-long film from getting bogged down with excessive flashbacks. However, it would be nothing short of wonderful to see Hathaway come back and hash out some of the finer bits of life before the Bat, or even a sequel to her current storyline. I can’t see Nolan backing down on his promise that TDKR was his final film in the franchise, even for a spin-off. But given the right director and crew, perhaps Catwoman could finally get a solo film we can actually be excited for.
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