New Dark Knight Rises Set Photos Reveal More Of Catwoman Outfit

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New <i>Dark Knight Rises</i> Set Photos Reveal More Of Catwoman Outfit

Responding to decidedly mixed reactions to the first look at her Catwoman costume in The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway assured skeptical fans last month that they’ve only seen “about a tenth of what that suit can do.” Naturally, that sparked speculation about the exact nature of the outfit which, as we could see from snapshots of the actress’ stunt double, features a utility belt, thigh-high boots and arm-length gloves.

Now we can add to that list cat ears and a mask, surprisingly similar to those worn by Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt and Lee Meriwether in the 1960s Batman TV series and 1966 movie. (Presumably the cat ears drop down to create the goggles we saw in the first official still.) The images, courtesy of Just Jared, come from the Los Angeles set of the Christopher Nolan film, where Hathaway was joined on Saturday by stars Christian Bale and Gary Oldman.

So much for the contention that Catwoman’s Dark Knight Rises costume was inspired by Darwyn Cooke’s comic-book redesign. I guess?

The Dark Knight Rises, which opens July 20, 2012, also stars Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.