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.

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"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..."