After months of speculation we’ve finally got some solid answers regarding the sequel, The Dark Knight Rises! According to Warner Bros, Anne Hathaway has officially been cast in the film and she’ll play none other than Selina Kyle aka Catwoman! But the good news doesn’t stop there. The studio also revealed that British actor Tom Hardy is set to play Bane.

In regards to Hathaway as Kyle, director Christopher Nolan said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.” He’s equally excited about reuniting with his Inception co-star Hardy, who will go under a major transformation to play the beefed up Bane. “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”

These are two choices that we can definitely get behind. If TDKR is Nolan’s final installment in the Batman franchise, he needs to go out with a bang. What better way to do that than to have Batman go toe to toe with one of his greatest adversaries, who happens to be the love of his life? That’s the type of drama we can’t wait to see Nolan tackle. Christian Bale and Hathaway are going to rock this!

The Dark Knight Rises will open in theaters on July 20, 2012.

What do you think of the newest villains for The Dark Knight Rises? Is Hathaway a good choice?

Source: Coming Soon