Monday, May 23, 2011

A Look at Bane

A few days ago, we were treated to the very first image of Tom Hardy as Bane in the highly-anticipated DARK KNIGHT RISES. It doesn't show a whole lot, just a bulky Hardy looking a bit frightening, but it's still a cool image and a good sign that the Bane design is translatable to Nolan's 'real-world' Batman. Frankly, I was curious about whether they'd put a mask on him at all. Even though we don't get to see the whole thing, I think what they have here is a pretty cool one.

This pic comes with the launch of an official website for the film ( If you happen to check it out, you'll hear what sounds like indiscernible chanting. Some handy nerds on the net were able to decipher it though, determining that the chant was "the fire rises". So begins THE DARK KNIGHT RISES' viral campaign. I didn't know if they'd go for it again, considering they don't have someone like The Joker to base it around, but Nolan and Co. are an ambitious bunch.

Mission accomplished: I'm excited. And over a full year in advance.

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