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Will Catwoman Be a Breakout Feminist Character?

Will Catwoman Be a Breakout Feminist Character?

As The Dark Knight Rises hits fever peak I’ve been wondering about Anne Hathaway’s character of Catwoman.  Will she be like Michelle Pfeiffer’s in Batman Returns who as I recall was a bit bonkers, or will she be more contemporary and powerful?

Here’s a report from Gloria Steinem who saw the film at the premiere this week- SPOILERS below

I saw The Dark Knight Returns last night, and among other things, Catwoman is a feminist superhero with a story line and transformation of her own — plus class consciousness, a girl buddy, equal skills with the Batman equipment, and an apartment of her own in Old Town.  And she gets the guy.

Christopher Nolan who has made it clear this is his last Batman movie thinks that Anne Hathaway is “incredible” and deserves her own movie.

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 thing she does in those heels is not to be taken lightly. She’s an incredible character and we’re very excited to see her and hopefully we’ll leave people wanting more.

Hopefully Hollywood will listen to Nolan one of the most successful directors of our time.  It would be great to see a Catwoman movie with a good script that could actually have a chance to be a success.

Anne Hathaway deserves Catwoman spin-off, says Christopher Nolan (The Guardian)

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