In January Warner Bros and director Christopher Nolan announced to the world that Anne Hathaway had been cast in The Dark Knight Rises. In the official press release it stated that she would play Selina Kyle, and everyone knows that Kyle is the alter ego of one of the greatest Batman villains/lovers of all time — Catwoman.

Unfortunately, the studio’s statement didn’t officially have the name “Catwoman” in it so we assumed the latex and claws would never see the light of day. That was until Hathaway appeared on television during the post-Oscars “Oprah Winfrey Show” and shouted Catwoman to the world. Take a look…

Here’s the set up: In the video Oprah is inquiring about how Hathaway felt when she was first asked to host the Oscars. Within her response, she talks about being on edge at the time because she was awaiting a call from her manager about playing Catwoman. Note that she doesn’t say Selina Kyle, she says Catwoman. We may be reading between the lines but it’s something!

See Hathaway’s reaction for yourself:

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There you go! The Dark Knight Rises will open in theaters on July 20, 2012.

Thanks to Batman-News for the heads up!

What do you think of Hathaway playing both Selina Kyle and her alter ego?