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Wednesday, January 19, 2021

feed the kittyComic book and movie fandom was wetting itself over the news that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Catwoman in the next Batman flick, The Dark Knight Rises.

Or was she?

Pay close attention to the wording in the official press release:

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

In fact, the name “Catwoman” is not mentioned at all in the entire (brief) release. Meanwhile, Christian Bale is pointedly referred to as “Bruce Wayne/Batman”.

So, you have to figure that Hathaway is slated to play only alter-ego Selina Kyle in this film. The set-up for her transformation into Catwoman will probably be part of the story, with the cat-suit being donned in the fourth, Nolan-less installment. Hathaway will be wearing that costume, unless somebody pulls a two-faced move on her:

Billy Dee Williams took the role of Harvey Dent [in 1989's Batman] with the expectation that he would be brought back to play Two-Face and reportedly had a contract clause added reserving the role for him. During casting for Batman Forever (1995) Warner Bros. decided they would prefer Tommy Lee Jones and bought out Williams’ contract.

Let’s hope cinematic history doesn’t repeat itself. It’d be a real shame to miss out on Hathaway kicking ass in feline-inspired spandex.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 01/19/2011 10:03pm
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For the shadow-government conspiracy theorist in you:

See how itanimulli.com automatically redirects you to the dot-gov home of the U.S. National Security Agency, i.e. our nation’s espionage-level cryptologists. Furthermore, notice how “itanimulli” is The Illuminati spelled backward.

My God, the Bilderbergers have been right all along!

Yes, this is a fun bit of webfoolery. Of course, all us grownups know how effortless it is to set a URL redirect script to any old where, including to official websites, thus crafting the illusion of something nefarious. Certainly, this dork in Utah knows how to turn that trick.

(Via @AaronRFernandes)

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 01/19/2011 08:24pm
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