When the six-minute prologue for The Dark Knight Rises hit theaters last month, attached to IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, several people complained that Tom Hardy's Bane is difficult to understand.
Warner Bros. has sent a new The Dark Knight Rises Prologue audio track to IMAX theaters, which features a clearer, cleaned-up mix of Bane's dialogue. Take a look at what this insider had to say below, and take a look at a portion of the letter sent to IMAX projectionists.
"A friend of mine who is an IMAX projectionist told me they received a new soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises prologue. He said it's now a combo soundtrack with Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, but the cool thing about this is that they've cleaned up the dialogue. They've gone in and lowered the background noise of the plane and other things, thus making Bane's dialogue clearer and more understandable. He asked some people after they left the movie if they could understand Bane and they all said they had no issue understanding him, and were excited for the movie."
The Dark Knight Rises IMAX projectionist letter
The source stated that the new audio mix is an estimated 40 to 50% cleaner than the original mix, "because he's no longer being overpowered by the background noise that drowned him out before."