As many of you probably know, Tom Hardy will be playing the main villain Bane in the upcoming Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises". Well, as it turns out, the first photo of Hardy as Bane has already hit online! The photo shown above is of Tom Hardy, the actor playing Bane, but not actually a photo of Bane. The photo of Bane is below (via Comingsoon.net).
I have to say that Bane looks promising from the photo. Hardy doesn't look a lot like the comic book version or the version seen in "Batman & Robin", but like Heath Ledger as The Joker, I have a feeling Hardy will own the role and surprise us all with how original (yet faithful) he makes Bane. I like the altered 'mask' he is wearing. The mask sort of gives Bane a sort of Hannibal Lecter type vibe. I like it better than the "Batman & Robin" version of Bane (see below). What do you think of Christopher Nolan's version of Bane? Share your thoughts!
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