First look: Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

Exciting news for bat-fans! Warner Bros has released the first official image of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.

Hathaway is pictured astride one of Batman's favourite toys - the Bat-pod - in fetching blue-tinted goggles and a zip-up black leather catsuit, sporting a sensible ponytail.

This seems to confirm rumours that director Christopher Nolan's version of the suit would be more practical and less sexy than other incarnations of the character, most notably Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton's 1992 Bat-sequel, Batman Returns .

Fans have been clamouring for a sighting of Hathaway as Selina Kyle's alter-ego ever since she was announced in the role in January. Now we're just baying for a proper gawp of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Juno Temple.

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