Casting Hathaway isn't an obvious choice, but I'm hoping that'll be a good thing. Whenever people talk about casting the role, the tendency is to drop a sexpot into the costume and have her purr and slink around the screen. Putting aside whether or not that's a good thing, we've seen it several times, and I'd like to see a different take.
Hathaway is pretty likable regardless of her looks, and I'm hoping that's what got her the role. Here's hoping that this version of Catwoman is going to be more grounded than the versions we've seen before. There have been mutterings that her costume will be based on the Darwyn Cooke version, so I'm hoping the character will be, too.