‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Has Watertight Ending Says Tom Hardy

The actor behind Bane discusses his new role as Batman's meanest foe in Christopher Nolan's trilogy ending sequel.
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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Has Watertight Ending Says Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy talks Bane Photos and video of Tom Hardy playing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises have flooded the Internet, and now we have a pretty decent idea what this masked ghoul is up to. The actor recently took a moment out of his busy schedule to chat about his participation in the movie, and he seems to be having a lot of fun.

Tom Hardy reflected on the decision to play Bane by saying this.

"Hang on a minute. You're asking me to come round the world with you in a Batman movie, playing a villain, and the only downside to it is I have to wear a mask? Hmmm, let me think. I'll get back to you... No, I'm fucking there, man! Anything you need. I think Bane's fucking cool so I'm really excited to play him. Any time you put something over your face, you're going to adopt a personality and a physicality that has nothing to do with acting. It allows a performance to be free."

When asked if Bane will break Bruce Wayne's spine, as he does in the comics, Tom Hardy remained coy about revealing any plot details.

"Mmmmm...Good lead-in, but all I can say is that Christopher Nolan has a plan up his sleeve that's not at all disappointing. And that is a definite choice that's watertight in every respect."

About the character of Bane himself, Tom Hardy promised this.

"It's not the guy in Joel Schumacher's film, but it shouldn't disappoint fanboys..."

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012.

Sources:Total Film

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  • RyanMoranMita • 4 years ago

    good i hope this batman is the best and beats the rest please dont ruin this movie like spiderman 3

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    • rated-x • 4 years ago

      @jakn no no though the format and odd coloured styling would make that come off as Tim Burton but sadly no...it was Joel Schmamamamamamaam

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      • rated-x • 4 years ago

        I bow down to you Mr. Hardy

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        • corey • 4 years ago

          @jakn No, he did not.

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          • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

            @superman81 I enjoyed Routh and Superman Returns as well, so you're not the only one on here! I thought Singer's version was quite fun and entertaining and as long as "Man of Steel" follows suit, I will enjoy it to, even if right now I question Cavill for the role.

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            • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

              Schumacher was not the main problem with those two films. The main problem was not staying with Keaton throughout the series and not following the formula used by Burton in the first two films (which was Schumacher's job). They should have paid Keaton whatever it took to keep him in the role. They certainly got too campy under Joel but not complete trash either. When you start having a different Batman with each movie, things usually don't go as smoothly imo. I see where some could hate the last film but to me there have been far worst films made than Batman & Robin.

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              • jakn • 4 years ago

                @jakn I thought Tim Burton directed 'Batman Forever'. Did he?

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                • jakn • 4 years ago

                  @rjh094 I haven't seen 'Batman & Robin', basically cuz I heard it really really sucked. But now that you mentioned it, it all makes sense now.

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                  • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                    @ridgl i dont know.. nolan hasnt made a bad movie yet

                    @addictionnonfatel even if you didnt like it you cant honestly tell me he did do a good job playing him... christian bale made a movie called hard times.. the movie was considered a bomb but his performance was praised

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                    • red-ruddy • 4 years ago

                      @daryl tan I'd like to see Afronsky's version/interpretation of the Joker

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                      • drefyj21 • 4 years ago

                        Be Patient Bane Does get Big towards the end of the movie when he meets Mad scientist thats the guy at the end of the teaser trailer wacthing Bane fight Batman and its gone be a Ending to y this is nolans last batman people are gone be shocked

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                        • thaphoenix • 4 years ago

                          @Average Joe

                          That comment may just be my favourite of the last thirty days. :D

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                          • thaphoenix • 4 years ago

                            @ejk1 Very true. xD

                            *raises Martini in your general direction*

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                            • nautical05 • 4 years ago

                              I want Bane to look bigger

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                              • mbrandon11 • 4 years ago

                                I truely believe this film will break box office records... Will it beat Avatar hard to say, but i certainly wouldnt bet against it. This film will take more money than the Avengers i reckon...

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                                • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                  @superman81 "So just know where ever u and your Superman hating garbage flows, ill be right there to pick it up!!!"

                                  Spoken like a true Boy Scout, lol :P

                                  The reason this whole thing started was because I said this will bomb because Goyer dropped out of rewrites to do Godzilla and was replaced by the 300 writer Kurt Johnstad. I also said that anyone was free to write my comments down and call me on it afterwards. Instead of disagreeing with me in a straightforward manner, you attacked Ottley using my words. Then when I called you on that, you got all bitchy. I don't hate Superman, and I'm rooting for this film to succeed (as I've said many times), but I don't have good feelings about it. I'll say whatever my feelings are on the subject, whether they are good or bad. As far as you being my garbage man, go right ahead, dude, be my guest.

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                                  • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                    My opinion almost never matters, but I'll say it anyways, if it weren't for a director being overrated or an actor/actress being overrated, we wouldn't get quality films. it sucks to be underrated when your wither a director or a performer. it's only when you hit it big that you go from the bottom to the skies and you are a high rated individual in the entertainment business, but then someone comes along and goes "he's too overrated or that is too overrated and blah blah blah...."

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                                    • rjh094 • 4 years ago

                                      @jakn Joel Schumacher made Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. Bane was in Batman & Robin and was a horrible character like the movie itself. I think Hardy is just being sarcastic when he says, ""It's not the guy in Joel Schumacher's film..." because that would be a good/great improvement.

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                                      • jakn • 4 years ago

                                        Last part about the whole Joel Schumacher I didn't understand. Probably a movie of his I have to see to understand.

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                                        • zanyzap • 4 years ago

                                          "It's not the guy in Joel Schumacher's film, but it shouldn't disappoint fanboys..." I have an airplane for all the people I hate in hollywood. And Joel Schumacher is seated in first class.

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