Your First Look at Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

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Wow, would you look at that, kids? It’s Tom Hardy in full Bane get-up for Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”! Well, a pretty good chunk of him in the “costume”, anyway.

All the credit goes to the intrepid boys and girls over at SuperheroHype, who uncovered the official “The Dark Knight Rises” site, before some more detective work led them to a Twitter page where fans are encouraged to follow them, with each follower leading to an additional pixel revealed from the image below.

We are told this is Tom Hardy as Bane, and it certainly looks Bane-ish.

“The Dark Knight Rises”, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata and Nestor Carbonell, rises July 20, 2012.

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  • Eagle Eye

    Wow, he looks just like i imagined him, i can’t believe it!! Nolan is going to pull Bane off, i can feel it, Strong, Smart and flippin cool!!! 2012, why are you so far away?

  • Juggernaut

    Definitely cooler than I thought it would be. I wonder if they’ll have him sporting the singlet and weightlifting gloves too. Overall very awsome!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Probably not the singlet. Maybe a black beater but not a singlet. I like the look though, I like it alot. I read somewhere that he may not be like the Bane we know with the venom making him bigger, but more like an unstoppable warrior who feels NO PAIN. Which would work, in the Nolanverse. Someone who feels no pain and maybe their adrenaline runs uncheked making them inhumanly strong. I could deal with that. I could also see him using the Venom and it being the base for a new drug being put on the street that gives enhanced strength but leaves you weak as a kitten when it wears off. Either way I just can’t wait to see a full on shot of Bane.

      • Juggernaut

        There are a lot of questions still. Will he use Venom to gain super strength? Personally I’d like to see him use a serum derived from the blue flower/fear toxin from ‘Begins’ that works in reverse. It could wipe all fear from it’s user and therefore would give the impression of invunerability. He is already clearly jacked. That plus the training and hightened inteligence would make for Batman’s most formidable foe. I’m also wondering if he’ll be of south american descent. It will be interesting to see where they go with it. Whatever Nolan does I’m sure it will be epic.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Agreed. And that is actually along the lines I was thinking. Even if they just made it so the serum allows his adrenaline to run unchecked and give him super strength as well as kill his fears. I really like the Hannibal like look of the mask. I to was wondering if he’d be trying a SA accent or just his British one. A Bane with that accent and that heir of superiority would just be sick! One pat Bane, one part Ra’s Al Ghul

          • Juggernaut

            Even if they give him an American accent it would work. Hardy’s American accent in his new film ‘Warrior’ is pretty solid. Can’t wait!

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            No! British, or South American! LoL

            Sent on the go.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Agreed. And that is actually along the lines I was thinking. Even if they just made it so the serum allows his adrenaline to run unchecked and give him super strength as well as kill his fears. I really like the Hannibal like look of the mask. I to was wondering if he’d be trying a SA accent or just his British one. A Bane with that accent and that heir of superiority would just be sick! One pat Bane, one part Ra’s Al Ghul

  • Lexavi80

    W-O-W!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lexavi80

      I think he’ll have venom in his blood. Wouldn’t be the first time The League of Shadows make a compound out of a rare flower, isn’t it?.

  • Punisher

    He looks pretty bad ass but i see them going with the way he looks in the pic next to it just a different style mask which is pretty sweet

  • Lexavi80

    First step from the DKR is a success.

    THAT’S HOW YOU SELL A MOVIE, GREEN LANTERN PEOPLE!!!!!!

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    I dislike it, I don’t like how the mask is, I want the mask to be like the picture, but instead u can see his eyes and hair, but also the mouth thing looks extended, it just seems weird, I hope he wears a black singlet and gloves. I still hope he isn’t the only villain, please don’t let Ras al Ghul be another villain

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    I dislike it, I don’t like how the mask is, I want the mask to be like the picture, but instead u can see his eyes and hair, but also the mouth thing looks extended, it just seems weird, I hope he wears a black singlet and gloves. I still hope he isn’t the only villain, please don’t let Ras al Ghul be another villain