The first official pictures of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises' have been revealed.

One image from the film - which will see Christian Bale reprise his role as Batman and Tom Hardy play the character of villain Bane - portrays the brunette beauty as Selina Kyle wearing goggles and driving the Batpod in the all-black outfit, which has been described as "less sexy" than previous Catwoman attire.

An insider said: "Anne's outfit is more tactical, like the comic book, than the previous Batman movies.

"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."

The movie - which is also set to star a host of big names including Gary Oldman, Sir Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard - will be released on July 20, 2012.