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Diane Darcy ([personal profile] aeka) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-11-25 11:07 pm

Tom Hardy Talks Bane TDKR

Tom Hardy reveals more about his character, including details regarding that freaky mask he wears in TDKR:

"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:

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[personal profile] nightauditguy 2011-11-26 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
It's somewhat of a bad idea to wear your costume under your robe. What if he had other company?
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[personal profile] shanejayell 2011-11-26 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
He's at home and figures he's 'safe.' Sadly not. And as Aeka noted, he's completely exhausted.
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[personal profile] halloweenjack 2011-11-26 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-11-26 08:47 am (UTC)(link)
Previous takes on Bane had him using the venom tanks to increase his strength, this Bane is already strong, but needs the venom gas to control the pain he's already in. sounds a little different to me. More of a limitation, less of an advantage.

Not a fan of Bane, not a major fan of Chris Nolan Bat-movies either, so this continues not to interest me that much.
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[personal profile] halloweenjack 2011-11-26 09:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'm interpreting it as him running some sort of "speedball" (not Speedball) combination, to kill the pain without nodding off.
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A Nolan Quote about how Bane isn't Just Dumb Muscle

[personal profile] espanolbot 2011-11-26 08:52 am (UTC)(link)
Since people have been complaining elsewhere that Bane looks like he'll just be a purely psychical villain, here's a quote by Nolan about the other things he'll be up to.
"Bane’s a very different kind of villain than Batman has faced before in our films. He’s a great sort of movie monster, but with an incredible brain, and that was a side of him that hadn’t been tapped before… [Tom Hardy] has this incredible disjunct between the expressiveness of the voice and the stillness of the movement of his body. He’s found a way to play a character who is enormous and powerful with a sort of calm to it, but also is able to be incredibly fast at times. Unpredictable. He just has a raw threat to him that’s extraordinary. It’s a very powerful thing when you see it come together, beyond what I had ever imagined. That’s what you get from working with great actors."
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[personal profile] q99 2011-11-26 09:13 am (UTC)(link)
Yea, that's the good side.

Now I just hope he's not beaten by messing with his mask thingy :)
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-11-26 11:24 am (UTC)(link)
If he's not, they'd better have a bloody good reason why not, with the tubes sticking out like that, it's a ridiculously exposed design.
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[personal profile] q99 2011-11-26 11:55 am (UTC)(link)
I don't mind if they're messed with, but having 'yank the tubes = win' is way too overdone with Bane.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-11-26 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Wasn't done nearly enough in "Knightfall" IMHO.
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[personal profile] tacobob 2011-11-27 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. In the toons he seems to revert to a 90 pound weakling when someone pulls his tubes. As opposed to just a really large and very angry man who is still very strong and now even more annoyed that you yanked out his tubes. know like 200 very powerful super-heroes. Just need to call. Swallow you pride. Supes or Power Girl or Cap Marvel or Wonder Woman or etc can take Bane down in what..two seconds?
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[personal profile] captainbellman 2011-11-26 10:09 am (UTC)(link)
Funny, there's a shot in the magazine where Hardy!Bane is standing with his back to us, jacket off, arms akimbo in a "FACE ME FOOL" gesture to Batman - very similar to the final panel of that above excerpt.