Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy is set to appear as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

Warner Bros. announced today via press release that Anne Hathaway has been cast in the role of Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises. Those familiar with the Bat-universe know that Selina Kyle is the alter ego of Catwoman, although the press release makes no confirmation of the femme-feline.

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Christopher Nolan stated, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”

Additionally, speculation on the villain being played by Tom Hardy can stop, because the press release also confirmed that Hardy will appear as the back-breaking Bane.

In addition, Tom Hardy has been set to play Bane. Nolan said, “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”

The Dark Knight Rises is slated for release on July 20, 2012.

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Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all... a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a photographer, graphic designer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.

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