The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailerThough we know very little about her role and exactly how her character becomes a part of the story, thanks to Warner Bros and DC Entertainment (and justjared) we now have our first look at Anne Hathaway as Catwoman (more likely still as Salina Kyle) in Christopher Nolan's forthcoming final installment in the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises. While her outfit is still quite snug and form-fitting, it's not quite the Catwoman suit we're used to seeing. Appears to be a bit more utilitarian and functional than just hot. Cool glasses too! Some kind of sonar specs?

We've been treated to a veritable onslaught of images from the The Dark Knight Rises as of late - thanks to some official and some not-so-official sources - including a few shots of Bane in full villain get-up and some cool snaps of the Batmobile tumbler decked out in desert camouflage. It's nice to finally get a good look at Catwoman.

These pics appear to be from the same set (in front of Gotham City Hall) we've seen in the previously leaked photos where a large fight sequence is taking place and where, for some reason, Kyle has taken flight on the Batpod (via what appears to be a stunt double).

It's probably killing Nolan to know that pics and videos are hitting the web since we know he likes to keep an iron fist on his productions, but he certainly also recognizes the value that buzz and scuttlebutt can eventually bring to the bottom line.

Check out the pics of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman (Salina Kyle) below:

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

The Dark Knight Rises will be released to theaters on July 20, 2012.