The Dark Knight Rises is easily shaping up to be this summer's movie to beat at the box office, when it hits theaters July 20. Actor Tom Hardy joins Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise as the villain Bane, a character he described as, "brutal and heavy-handed." The actor also spoke about the bizarre mask he has to wear in this action sequel.

"Bane's mask is tight, actually. I got used to it, but you get used to anything really, in time."
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The actor also talked about being comfortable playing such a dark character like Bane.

"I didn't get into a dark place at all. A lot of dark characters are easy to have distance from, it's something I feel comfortable with, I suppose."