2005 SDCC EXCLUSIVE CATWOMAN RETURNS!

The Batman’s Catwoman has slunk into another robbery and, also, back onto our shelves. With the over-sized goggles and bright red claws that characterized her look on the animated series, which ran from 2004-2008 as a successor to the Bruce Timm-styled series that came before it.

This 5-inch Mattel figure was available exclusively at 2005’s San Diego Comic Con, but we’ve managed to get our hands on a few and we’re offering them up, now. She looks stunning and the design work of the series really comes across here. Grab it now if you’re a fan of the show, or just the character!

Oh, and speaking of Catwoman, here’s a bit from The Examiner

While being presented with the Modern Master Award for ‘Inception’ at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Sunday, director Christopher Nolan briefly spoke on ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ reports Coming Soon/Super Hero Hype.

Moderator Peter Hammond asked Nolan where he got the idea for the title of his third film about the caped crusader, to which Nolan jokingly replied: “I banged my head against the wall.”

After the audience laughed, Nolan gave a serious reply. “We’ve worked on it a long time – David Goyer and myself. We’re about 12 weeks away from shooting. We start in May.”

There have been rumors for years that Nolan is bored with his ‘Batman’ series, and that it’s the studio who continuously prods him to make another entry. It’s said that Nolan was content after ‘Batman Begins,’ and never intended to make a sequel.

When asked why he’s making another film, Nolan said, “It was about finishing the story.”

Nearly two weeks ago, it came out that Anne Hathaway had landed the role of Selina Kyle in the new film. In various forms of media, Kyle’s alter ego is Catwoman, and is a character who goes from antagonist to love interest of Bruce Wayne’s at the bat of an eyelash.

Image from Epicponyz

Nolan was asked whether Hathaway would make the transition from Selina Kyle to Catwoman in the new film, but Nolan refused to answer and instead gave a coy smile.

With the recent addition of Tom Hardy as Bane, and Christian Bale reprising his role as Bruce Wayne, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is scheduled for a July 20, 2012 release.