Unfortunately it’s not a picture from filming or even Tom Hardy in his Bane costume but it does give us an inkling of what we can expect of the Nolanverse’s Bane. Fan and Twitter user, Ash Harper posted a picture of himself and Hardy earlier this morning, captioning it, “Me and Tom Hardy (Bane) on set on the new Batman film!” Lucky guy.
From what we can see Hardy has been bulking himself up to play the venom-addicted strong man. He doesn’t look terribly different from when he portrayed Charles Bronson in the biopic Bronson, which is good since that shaved, beefy look is perfect for Bane. I’m pretty certain Chirstopher Nolan‘s Bane is not going to be anything like the buffon in 1997’s Batman & Robin, but I wonder if much will change from his appearance in the comic books. Bane is already a realistic and gritty character, well as realistic as a guy with tubes sticking out of neck can be. What do you guys think Nolan’s Bane will be like?
Now, how long do we need to wait before the internet begins photo-shopping a luchador mask on his face?
source: MTV’s Splash Page