Last week, word had hit that a spin-off of Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises could certainly be a possibility. However, Warner Brothers is still not looking into anything right away in the wake of the conclusion of Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy. Still with audiences impressed by Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of the strong female character, the fact that she could get her own stand alone prequel film in Nolan’s post-Batman universe seems oddly intriguing. Now, Hathaway herself is confronting the rumors head on in a new interview and interestingly enough she seems willing to say yes to a future film.
Speaking with Digital Spy, Hathaway was asked about a Catwoman spin-off to which she said “I think it would be lovely to see more of her but only if it’s with the right people. She lives in this Gotham City and so it would have to be established by the people who have made this Gotham City. For me, at least.”
By the sound of it, Hathaway is referring to a stand-alone Catwoman film being a prequel to the events of The Dark Knight Rises and that could actually work surprisingly well. Given the eight year time gap between The Dark Knight andThe Dark Knight Rises, we could venture into that extended period of time as the Dent Act is just making its way through legislation and we could really see the last stand of Gotham’s dark underworld.
That and we could also see Selina Kyle rising to the challenge of not being caught by police and eventually hauled off to Gotham City’s prison thanks to the law. And at the very least for Bat-fans, it could open up the possibility of seeing an all-new villain in Nolan’s realistic universe.
However, this should only be taken with a grain of salt as the mentions of a Catwoman spin-off are simply speculative and there is nothing concrete currently in the works. Furthermore, with DC and WB wanting to possibly pull out the reboot card on the Batman franchise there’s no word whether or not there could be a place for a Catwoman spin-off in the upcoming slate. Man of Steel could possibly be the first of a joint universe among DC Comics adaptations leading to a Justice League film, and it’s there where any future projects stemming from The Dark Knight Rises seem skeptical.
There’s also the chance that Christopher Nolan may not want his vision tampered with; there could still be a return for the director in a spin-off event, but after how many times he’s said he’s done with the characters the chances of that happening seem about slim to none. As of right now, this is all simply wishful thinking.
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