Anne Hathaway confessed on Monday that she would “love” to star in a Catwoman spin-off from The Dark Knight Rises.
The 30-year-old actress revealed her desire to reprise the iconic feline at a press junket for her new movie, Les Miserables.
Despite The Dark Knight Rises concluding Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and a reboot being muted from Warner Bros press releases, Hathaway isn’t quite ready to hang up the catsuit.
She told Access Hollywood;
“No one’s talked to me about it, I would love it. I actually, it’s so embarrassing, I was at a press Q & A thing the other night for a screening of ‘The Dark Knight,’ and the moderator asked me, ‘So what was it like to say goodbye to the character?’ And I burst into tears, because I miss her,” she confessed. “It just makes me cry. I miss her. I love Selena so much and I love her presence in my life and getting to… I’m crying again.” She went on to say, “So assuming there was enough Kleenex in the world, I would love to do a spin-off.”
In July, Access Hollywood also spoke to The Dark Knight Rises writer/director Chris Nolan, who all but gave his blessing for Hathaway to reprise her leather-clad role:
“Anne is incredibly precise and articulate about the psychology of the character. She’s really built it from the ground up, it’s just a delight to watch her perform. The things she does in those heels is not to be taken lightly.”
Although Nolan was careful to quell any indication that he himself might direct said spin-off, he did say that he thinks Hathaway should definitely reprise the role, under the wing of another director. He added:
“I certainly think she deserves it, she’s incredible.”
The last Catwoman stand-alone movie was the disastrous 2004 spin-off starring Halle Berry. Michelle Pfeiffer had previously immortalised the character in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns over a decade earlier.
Catwoman’s place in The Dark Knight Rises split fans roughly down the middle, with some lauding her as the greatest Catwoman ever caught on film and others arguing that her presence in the movie was unjustified. Indeed, the idea of a dedicated spin-off will likely split public opinion once again.
The Dark Knight Rises made $1.8 billion at the global box-office but a spin-off is not guaranteed as WB are currently in talks with several directors over a Justice League team-up film, rumoured for release in 2015.
What do you think? Would you buy a solo Catwoman outing with Hathaway in the lead? Do let us in on your thoughts.
This article was first posted on December 5, 2012