When fans finally catch a glimpse of Anne Hathaway in her Catwoman costume from The Dark Knight Rises, they’ll likely see something that’s less like Michelle Pfeiffer’s or (thankfully) Halle Berry’s, and more like … Darwyn Cooke’s.
An “insider” on the Christopher Nolan film tells HollywoodLife that the outfit’s concept draws heavily from the comics, specifically the design originated by Cooke a decade ago.
“Anne’s outfit is more tactical, like the comic book, than the previous Batman movies,” the source says. “She will definitely be wearing the goggles and it’s going to be less sexy than Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman costumes. She’s going to look more like a robber.”
The Cooke costume, with its goggles, zipper and practical boots, was a significant departure for the DC Comics character, who was frequently depicted wearing a form-fitting catsuit and stiletto heels.
“So psyched to see reports that Anne Hathaway will be wearing a version of the Catwoman costume Darwyn Cooke designed for our run,” former Catwoman writer Ed Brubaker said on Twitter. “I had a few ideas about the goggles and headgear, but Darwyn went off and created a Catwoman look that’s lasted ten years already. I don’t think I really thought our version would stick after I left the book. Certainly not all these years now.”
The Dark Knight Rises, which opens on July 20, 2012, also stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman.
(via Badass Digest)