Christopher Nolan, director of the "Dark Knight" film franchise, admits that he had misgivings about including Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway, in his newest offering "The Dark Knight Rises." Speaking with Empire, he said ultimately he was convinced by his brother and writing partner Jonathan.
"Catwoman is a very iconic figure in the Batman pantheon. I was nervous about how she would fit into our world. But [Jonathan] was very much convinced that there would be a way to do it and eventually turned me around," Christopher explains.
"Once I got my head around the idea of looking at that character through the prism of our films, saying, 'Who could that person be in real life?' we figured it out. She's a bit of a con-woman. Something of a grifter. A hard-edged kind of criminal."
Jonathan adds: "You've got to have her, because she has a delicious greyness to her that helps define who Batman is. She keeps wavering on the line of, 'Is she a good guy or a bad guy?' Well, she's kind of neither. And that's why, to me, that relationship and that character and enhances the universe - and the Batman character."
"The Dark Knight Rises" hits cinemas on June 20.
by RTT Staff Writer
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