The Oscar-nominated actress follows on from the likes of Julie Newmar, Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry to play the DC Comics character.
Hathaway will portray Selina Kyle - a cat burglar who faces off against Batman - in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.
The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard and opens in cinemas on July 20, 2012.
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