By Andy Khouri
This new image of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman provides the best look so far at what the classic Batman villain will look like in the forthcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises. The film will be Catwoman’s first outing in Christopher Nolan’s Batman cycle, whose last installment became one of the biggest box office hits of all time and a favorite of the ComicsAlliance staff. The provenance of this image is uncertain, but we can assume it’s meant for licensing applications like toy boxes and books. But the idiom of Nolan’s dark and sophisticated Batman films does not lend itself to cheap licensing. The Dark Knight Rises merchandise should take the form of exclusive luxury items that only Bruce Wayne could afford. To that end, we’ve created some mock-ups of potential product tie-ins that you can inspect.