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Our week of possibly contentious, context-free teases continues with this first glimpse of Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, a film that will be released one representative publicity still and/or set photo per day, every day, thereby unspooling its story like a modern hieroglyphic. Anyway, some people expressed concern when choir treasurer Anne Hathaway was selected to be our next Catwoman, but what do you think now, eh? Nothing, most likely, because there’s nothing here to see—just a woman dressed in the sort of form-fitting leather that exists only in superhero films and perhaps a few Eastern European nightclubs, riding one of Bruce Wayne’s Batcycles through what appears to be the lobby of a Hilton, and wearing wraparound virtual reality glasses for some reason. Obviously, there’s no indication that this is actually Hathaway in her Catwoman garb (for what it’s worth, the photo file is labeled “selina_kyle.jpg”), nor any other explanation for any of this. But let’s not let that stop us from drawing premature conclusions about Hathaway's suitability for the role. We have a whole year to kill here.


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