During the premiere in the UK for “This Means War,” Tom Hardy spoke briefly about play Bane in the highly anticipated sequel “The Dark Knight Rises.”
For those who have seen the six minute prologue (including myself), the biggest problem was the fact that you could hardly hear Bane’s voice. It came to a point that I wished they had put closed captioning on the prologue. Apparently Tom Hardy had trouble too…Hardy has said he had to get used to wearing a super-tight mask to play Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
“Bane’s mask is tight, actually. I got used to it, but you get used to anything really, in time.”
Hardy also described the character as “brutal” and “heavy-handed”, but said that he had no problem separating himself from the role.
“I didn’t get into a dark place at all. A lot of dark characters are easy to have distance from, it’s something I feel comfortable with, I suppose.”
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.
“The Dark Knight Rises” will make drug cartel dollars on July 20, 2012.
Source: The Press Association