Anne Hathaway Channels Catwoman in New Promo Pic

Posted Wednesday April 11, 2012 5:12 PM GMT

With the final piece to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy “The Dark Knight Rises” being set to release July 20, a new promo picture of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman was released today (April 11) and she’s looking fierce.

The “Princess Diaries” star is a highly anticipated addition to the superhero flick and will join Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordeon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, and Juno Temple.

Her take on the character will be a bit villainous, as Anne will get the chance to show off her fighting skills by playing a talented criminal.

“She has a very strong way of protecting herself and those she cares about,” said Nolan, “which implies an underlying darkness.”

The Catwoman costume has faced scrutiny from critics since it was first revealed because of its deviation from the original.

The traditional headpiece is now a mask with high-tech goggles that turn into cat ears and the tight spandex suit paired with the high-heel boots give Nolan’s version an edge. She’s also sporting a gun instead of a whip, which makes her more dangerous.

What do you think of Miss Hathaway’s take on this sexy superhero?