|Diane Darcy (aeka) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2011-11-25 11:07 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||char: bane, char: batman/bruce wayne, creator: dick giordano, creator: doug moench, creator: jim aparo, title: batman|
"With Bane, we're looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn't had before. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we're testing Batman both physically as well as mentally."
Speaking of physical challenges, what can Tom Hardy tell us about Bane? "He's brutal. Brutal. He's a big dude who's incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and oriented fighting style. It's not about fighting. It's about carnage. The style is heavy-handed, heavy-footed, it's nasty. Anything from small-joint manipulation to crushing skulls, crushing rib cages, stamping on shins and knees and necks and collarbones and snapping heads off and tearing his fists through chests, ripping out spinal columns. He is a terrorist in mentality as well as brutal action."
Costume designer Lindy Hemming also lets drop a few clues to his backstory as she talks about Bane's look. On the mask, she says, "He was injured early in his story. He's suffering from pain and needs gas to survive. He can't survive the pain without the mask. The pipes from the mask go back along his jawline and feed into the thing at his back, where there are two cannisters."
So TL;DR: Sounds like the same old Bane we get in the comics, only Bane's power source isn't venom, but gas. What kind of gas? I guess we'll find out in July.
For Legality, Bane reveals his plans to a battered Bruce: