Geek Gifts: Hot Toys THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Selina Kyle/Catwoman Figure

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The Dark Knight Rises may have opened over a month ago, but Hot Toys still has more fantastic tie-in figures to reveal.  Today they’ve unleashed a gorgeous Selina Kyle/Catwoman figure that’s the spitting image of Anne Hathaway’s character from the film.  The 1/6th scale collectible figure is specially crafted based on Hathaway and comes with her signature goggles, outfit, and replaceable hands/a gun.

Hit the jump to take a look at the figure (or click here to pre-order on Sideshow Collectables), and if you missed any of Hot Toys’ other Batman figures be sure to check out The Joker, Bane, Lt. Jim Gordon, the Bat-pod, and of course Batman.

Anne Hathaway Talks Fighting in Heels, Adapting to Nolan’s Universe, Filming in IMAX and More on the Set of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

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On the set of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises last August, I got to participate in a group interview with Anne Hathaway.  While all of the actors were extremely guarded with their answers, you could see how happy they were to be on set and part of Nolan’s final Batman film.  Here’s a few of the highlights from our interview:

  • When she got the part, she didn’t go back to look at any of the older Catwomans for inspiration because this Catwoman is specific to Nolan’s Gotham City.
  • Hathaway did most of the fight sequences wearing heels.
  • When she first read the script, she couldn’t take it home with her.  She had to read it in a locked room.
  • She took the sides home with her when she screen tested, and the producer had to hunt her down so the sides could be destroyed.
  • Instead of a princess, Hathaway says she always wanted to be Catwoman when she was growing up.  She loved Catwoman’s sense of humor, how sly she was, and her independence.
  • They filmed dialogue scenes with IMAX cameras, which sound like a cappuccino machine.  She likes the noise when filming fight sequences because it “keeps you out of your head.”

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Set Visit Preview and 4 Awesome New Posters!

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In early August of last year, I got to visit the set of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh.  I’ve waited a long time to write those words.  At the time of the visit, the embargo/NDA was so severe that Warner Bros. wouldn’t allow us to tweet or post on Facebook that we were even flying into the city!  But with Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film hitting theaters July 20th, the studio has been amping up their promotional campaign, and they’re finally allowing the sites that were on set to say we were there.  In addition, they’ve provided us with four awesome billboards/posters that feature Bane, Catwoman, and Batman.  Hit the jump to check them out and to learn more about my set visit.

Toy Images from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and THE AVENGERS Give Us a Look at What’s to Come [Updated with More Images]

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As anticipation for this summer’s superhero films is at a fever pitch, fans are eager to get any kind of peek (however small) at what’s in store for the latest entries in the Batman, Spider-Man, and Marvel franchises. The other day we brought you some images of The Avengers action figures, and today we’ve got a look at the Quinjet and Helicarrier, as well as Bane, Batman, and Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises. It’s not much, but these images should appease those savoring every last piece of information about these two films. Until tomorrow.

Hit the jump to look at some superhero toys. The Avengers opens May 4th, and The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th. [Update: We've updated the article with more The Dark Knight Rises images]

First Look at Catwoman from the Animated CATWOMAN Short Film

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Warner Bros. has announced that New York Comic-Con attendees will be the first to see the 15-minute animated short Catwoman.  The short will be attached to the upcoming Blu-ray of Warner Premiere’s animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One.  Tommy had some mixed feelings about the film when he caught it at Comic-Con, but it’s a nice bonus for fans that WP will be throwing on a 15-minute short film.  Eliza Dushku provides the voice of Catwoman in both the short and the feature.

Attendees will also get to see the first footage from Warner Premiere’s next DC Universe animated film, Justice League: Doom.  The presentations will be part of Warner Premiere’s panel on October 14th from 3:00-4:00pm.  The panel will also include the one true voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, as well as executive producer Bruce Timm and casting director Andrea Romano.  Hit the jump to check out the first image from Catwoman as well as the full press release.  Batman: Year One hits stores on October 18th.

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