Hathaway is new Catwoman

The actress is confirmed as new Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

Director Chris Nolan has finally chosen his catwoman, and the role has gone to "Alice In Wonderland " actress Anne Hathaway .

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway " said Nolan "who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story."

Keira Knightley and Jessica Biel were also said to be up for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman.

Christian Bale will reprise the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, whilst British actor Tom Hardy will play Bane.

"The Dark Knight Rises " is slated for release at the end of July 2012.

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