By SARAH BULL and MIKE LARKIN
Going hell for leather: The first official photo of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises has now been released
Batman bosses have kept fans guessing with how Anne Hathaway is going to portray Catwoman in upcoming movie The Dark Knight Rises.
And now, with the first official photo of the actress in character, it seems Catwoman is going to be tougher than ever in the sequel.
While Hathaway's outfit can't really be seen, it appears the 28-year-old actress is wearing a black leather catsuit, with a zip up the front, teamed with a pair of black goggles and lashings of red lipstick.
Don't mess with her: Anne looks like a lean mean machine as she rides a futuristic motorbike
The shot shows Catwoman on a motorbike, which looks very similar to the one owned by Batman in the last film, The Dark Knight Rises.
Very little information has been revealed about the storyline of the new film, in which Hathaway stars as Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman.
However, a source recently told Hollywoodlife.com of Anne's Catwoman costume: 'Anne's outfit is more tactical, like the comic book, than the previous Batman movies.
Heads down: Bodies fall to the floor as Anne whizzes around on her extraordinary vehicle
Previous incarnations: Halle Berry as Catwoman in the 2004 film and Michelle Pfeiffer in the role in 1992 movie Batman Returns
'She will definitely be wearing the goggles, and it's going to be less sexy than Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman costumes. She's going to look more like a robber.'
Hathaway was yesterday spotted on the set of the new film, showing off her legs in a pair of tiny black shorts.
Anne, who was wearing heavy make-up, chatted with a member of the production staff while she stretched her legs during a spot of down time.
Clawfully good-looking: Hathaway showed off the wonderful form that landed her the part of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises during filming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Caught in the act: Marion Cotillard is snapped as she takes part in a scene for the upcoming film
Prepations: A stuntman was seen on Catwoman's bike on the set earlier in the day
Although the ladies on set provided the glamour, it was the stunt men who generated the excitement.
One was seen shooting down a set of stairs in a exotically-designed motorbike during one of the more thrilling moments of the day.
The Dark Knight Rises also stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine and is set to be released in July 2012.