Dark Knight Rises Villains Finally Announced!

January 19, 2011

Over the last few months, numerous Dark Knight Rises rumors have taken the Internet by storm. Luckily for us all, the wait is over. Hit the jump for the awesome new additions to this highly-anticipated sequel.

Warner Bros. announced in an official press release today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. "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," Christopher Nolan stated in the press release.

WB also finally announced that Tom Hardy will be playing the mighty Bane in the upcoming release. "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," said Nolan.

Sounds good to me. Based on Hardy's amazing work in Bronson, Bane should be no sweat. The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released on July 20, 2012.

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