SCAT KITTY!

Another reboot of the Batman series and another boring choice to play Catwoman. It has been announced that Anne Hathaway will be the next in a long line of ladies to tackle the role of Catwoman in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises opposite Christian Bale as Batman. Click here to read more.

No one in my opinion will ever come close to the original and only Catwoman Miss Julie Newmar in the Batman TV series. Sexy and statuesque, she played the role with the right combination of evil, seductiveness, and humor. Her playful moments with Batman trying to entice him into her world of crime were fantastic. She was a male fantasy come to life (even gay guys hence To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar) and had a real presence for the part that none of her successors came close to (though Eartha Kitt did have the better purr).

 

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  • Shaun

    Now that The Dark Knight Rises has opened, I have to politely disagree with your dismissal of Anne Hathaway’s casting. She was excellent in the role. Besides, it’s been this series’s tendency to redefine these characters so that they aren’t repeating what’s been done before, and they’ve done it beautifully here. I thought Hathaway was witty and sexy and exciting to watch.

     
     
     
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