Bane is One Intimidating Looking Dude in New Dark Knight Rises Promos

Check out Tom Hardy as Bane flexing his muscles (and popping some veins) in two new promo pics from Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”. I know Hardy isn’t taller than Christian Bale (aka Batman) in the movie (and all the pics of them together would seem to confirm this), but man, Bane is sure looking like he’s going to make up for that height difference with some major case of ‘tude.

“The Dark Knight Rises” takes place eight years after the events of “The Dark Knight”, and finds Bane playing a terrorist leader who arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, and forcing Batman to once again rise and save the day.

Also starring Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, and Nestor Carbonell.

Get some bane in your existence July 20, 2012.

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Update: Pics removed by request of Warner Bros. Here are a couple official pics of Hardy as Bane instead.

Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image

Tom Hardy and Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image

Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image

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