Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard: Batman's Newest Beauties

July 12, 2011 By:
Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard: Batman's Newest Beauties

Christopher Nolan’s next film in the Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises, is not set to release until next year, but a teaser poster has hit the internet already, satisfying fans for at least a little while.

Warner Bros. has released the first teaser poster for the third and last Batman film to be directed by Inception’s Christopher Nolan. In the poster, the Batman signal appears atop the rubble that has become Gotham City.

It’s been the most interesting snippet we’ve heard about this movie since Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard were announced to be in it. And speaking of beautiful female leads, Nolan has made some interesting choices for his dark versions of the Batman story.

In 2005, Batman Begins was released, introducing Christian Bale as the winged lead. It was the most successful Batman movie since…well, let’s just say, it was good. Nolan chose Katie Holmes to play female lead Rachel Dawes, but she didn’t get the best reviews. Variety said of her performance: “Holmes is OK.” Not exactly critical acclaim.

In 2007, Katie announced she wouldn’t be reprising her role for The Dark Knight, reportedly on the advice of owner husband Tom Cruise. Holmes’ replacement? Maggie Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal became the new love interest of Christian Bale, but she wasn’t planning to replace Katie:

“I think Katie is a fine actor, but I don't think it would have served anyone if I were trying to imitate her. I saw Rachel as a new woman in this movie.”

It’s pretty bad when the best things people have to say about your acting are that it’s “ok” and “fine.”

The Dark Knight not only had a huge opening weekend, it has since become legendary, especially amid Heath Ledger’s untimely and bizarre death. The Dark Knight Rises has a lot to live up to.

To help the hype, Nolan brought on silver screen beauties Marion Cotillard, who starred in Inception, and Anne Hathaway. The cast has already been shooting for the upcoming movie, in which Anne will play Catwoman. But not to worry, this isn’t going to be reminiscent of Halle Berry’s take. A source close to the movie’s costume design says:

“Anne’s outfit is more tactical, like the comic book, than the previous Batman movies. She will definitely be wearing the goggles and it’s going to be less sexy than Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman costumes.”

But okay, it’s not like she’s going to be wearing a garbage bag.

“Fan boys shouldn’t be worried. This costume is going to be form-fitting enough to make Anne look smoking hot.”

And as for Cotillard, she will play Miranda Tate, a board member for Wayne Enterprises, who helps Bruce Wayne mourn his father’s death.

For guys, there will be double the eye-candy in the upcoming film. Not to mention the onscreen action that Christopher Nolan has mastered. So tell us—who’s your favorite Batman Beauty?