‘The Dark Knight Rises’: More on Catwoman, Writer David S. Goyer Talks Ending, and Yet Another TV Spot
Me-ow. We don’t have much longer to wait before we get see Anne Hathaway slink across screen as the ultimate feline fatale, Catwoman. Though, if you’ll remember, when we first saw her costume we weren’t wowed, particular due to its lack cat. Since then we’ve been shown those goggles flip up to become cat ears giving her at least a touch of feline. Hathaway got chills when she first saw the costume, and as she’s told Empire in their recent Dark Knight Rises article, “I was so happy they had such a clever solution to a really iconic but sometimes unnecessary part of the costume.“ It’s only unnecessary if you don’t want people calling you Catwoman, then again, the costumed vigilante has always been a tough sell for the Nolanverse, as Christopher Nolan explains,
Catwoman is a very iconic figure in the Batman pantheon. I was nervous about how she would fit into our world. But Jonah was very much convinced that there would be a great way to do it and eventually turned me around. Once I got my head around the idea of looking at that character through the prism of our films, saying, ‘Who could that person be in real-life?’ we figured it out. She’s a bit of a con-woman, something of a grifter. A hard-edged kind of criminal.
Hathaway adds how she approached Catwoman,
The thing I liked about about playing Selina was that it isn’t confidence for the sake of ‘girl power’ it is confidence for the sake of survival.
Everthing about Selina has to be smooth. Except for her eyes. I wanted to find a way of talking where it wasn’t as on the nose as a purr, but where you have to lean in a bit to hear her. So in a way you’re concentrating so hard on what she’s saying that you find yourself trapped at the moment you’re talking to her.
What do you guys think? Will Hathaway blow us her away with her Catwoman?
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Writer David S. Goyer has been a part of the franchise since Batman Begins, so it’s not surprising that wrapping up the trilogy has been an emotional experience. But what got him really choked up? Getting to see the final film, all together, and especially the final scene,
The final scene of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is exactly [the] scene we talked about [when Christopher Nolan and I started the trilogy with ‘Batman Begins’]. It remained completely unchanged. We both knew in our hearts that we were onto something special. I have to tell you, having finally seen everything strung together a little while ago and seeing that scene, I got a complete lump in my throat.
Some are thinking this means a sure thing we’ll see Batman die come the end, but I’m leaning more towards the final scene is a powerful image that brings to mind this character’s whole journey from Begins to Dark Knight to Rises. I don’t know, maybe that scene is Batman kicking the bucket, but that just feels a little too obvious, doesn’t it? I’m hoping for something more than simply, Batman dies, end of story.
Who knows! What do you think was so powerful about the ending it made Goyer get a little verklempt?
And finally, since we’re now under The Dark Knight Rises promotional blitzkrieg, how about another TV spot,
The Dark Knight Rises releases July 20th.