After months of speculation, Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan have unveiled their casting choices for the villain roles in the upcoming Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises. And they will be; Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, A.K.A. Catwoman, and Tom Hardy as Bane.

These are very interesting choices, Catwoman comes as no surprise and the casting is a great choice, but Bane seems a surreal choice. Bane is a super-seteriod muscle bound freak who is far superior to Batman physically, so it’ll be intriging to see how Nolan is going to fit him into his very realistic Batman universe. You may remember Bane’s appearance in Joel Schumacher’s painful Batman and Robin. That Bane was completely different to the Bane from the comics, who had just as much brains to go with the brawn, which I imagine the Bane in Nolan’s movie will be like.

I wouldn’t leave this as the final details with these characters, as Nolan always seems to have some tricks up his sleeve. You can never really tell what he’s going to come out with until you see the final product. Which will be on July 20th 2012. Stay tuned Bat-fans!