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20
May

TDKR’s Bane Revealed!

When the official website for The Dark Knight Rises launched this morning, expectant fans hoping for news of the film’s now ongoing production were greeted, instead, by cryptic chanting.  Through some pretty impressive technical wizardry, one such fan analyzed said chanting and found (wait for it) a Twitter hashtag, “#TheFireRises”.  As that hashtag has been tweeted out, an image has been slowly revealed on the main site.  That image is our first look at Tom Hardy’s character, Bane.

Many, including myself, have/had concerns about how Bane will fit into the more “realistic” version of Gotham City that Nolan and company have built over the previous two films.  If you aren’t familiar with the character, he’s a criminal genius (aren’t they all?) who augments his already considerable physical strength via the drug “Venom”.  Said drug is self administered, through hydraulic tubing that has become a staple of the character’s costume, directly into his brain.

Take a look.

24
Jan

Catwoman and Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”

After years of rumors and speculation, the supporting cast/villains of the third Nolan Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, were announced recently.  Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Tom Hardy will play Bane.  I’m not crazy about Hathaway, but Catwoman is an obvious choice for the tone of these movies, and I’ve learned better than to doubt Nolan’s casting choices.  That said, while Hardy was one of the best parts of the incredible Inception, I have my reservations about Bane.  Bane’s “power” stems from his use/abuse of the super steroid “Venom” which (in many depictions of the character) causes him to instantly grow to several times his usual size.  Think the Hulk’s transformation, and you’re on the right track.  Unless Nolan and company diverge significantly from traditional depictions of the character, I think Bane will have a hard time fitting into the “realistic” tone that has been carefully constructed over the previous two films.  Here’s hoping I’m wrong.

What do you guys think?