Droves of people poured into movie theaters this weekend to see ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, and from what I’ve heard, many are very pleased with Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of Selina Kyle aka the master burglar known as Catwoman. Even the director himself has expressed his pleasure with the actress, so much so that he would like to see a Catwoman spin-off for her to continue the character’s story.
In an interview with Digital Spy (via Coming Soon), Hathaway weighs in on stepping back into the skin-tight suit for another film. On the subject, she says:
“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.”
For the whole interview where Hathaway discusses her preparation for the role and her co-stars love of Angry Birds, check out the video below:
Presumably, when she says “the right people” she means Christopher Nolan, but he’s already expressed that he’s moving on from his Batman universe numerous times. However, he could still take on a producing role, similar to what he is said to be doing on ‘Man of Steel’. There would be no chance of a 2004 Halle Berry repeat under Nolan even had a bit of an eye on the project.
While I did have some problems with the final piece of Nolan’s epic trilogy, I didn’t have as big of a problem with Catwoman as I thought I would. In fact, I guess I’d say I enjoyed her, so I wouldn’t mind seeing another movie expanding the character in a spin-off or a prequel.
Some may not see how a spin-off would work because of the end of the movie, however, do not forget that it is in Miss Kyle’s character to get restless and antsy and to want more than just a happily ever after, so I can certainly imagine a story or two coming from Selina taking a “vacation” from paradise to care for one of her loved ones. And yes, I’d like to share more and go into detail, but for the benefit of those who haven’t seen ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ yet, I will refrain.