Christopher Nolan appeared at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and confirmed the status of "The Dark Knight Rises".
"We've worked on it a long time - David Goyer and myself. We're about 12 weeks away from shooting. We start in May" Nolan told a packed crowd. He added that the main draw of doing this third film was about "finishing the story."
The press release announcing Anne Hathaway's involvement in the film the other week called her role Selina Kyle only, no mention of Catwoman. Nolan didn't confirm whether we'll see Catwoman in the film, however cinematographer Wally Pfister confirmed to Bleeding Cool that Hathaway has done a full costume test.
"Yeah.. She's phenomenal. This is something she wanted and wanted to show Chris, 'I'm the one for this job' and she did an incredible job...and she looked phenomenal in the wardrobe [hint, hint]. It's going to be amazing with her."
Pushed however to explain if that costume test was for Catwoman rather Kyle, he said "I'll get fired and I won't even get to shoot the picture! … I can't really [say], but I definitely want to be around next year."