Posts Tagged ‘Bane’

Watch Batman Fight Bane with Glow Sticks in Stylish Animated Short


Animated by Wolf Smoke Studio for Cartoon Network, the below short beautifully re-envisions the cast of The Dark Knight Rises as stylized, desaturated, anime-inspired residents of 1930s Shanghai. Catwoman is silk-clad thief with an actual tail and a whip she uses in conjunction with a spoon. Bane is a hulking, spinning combination of Sonic the Hedgehog and Kong. Batman pretty much still looks like Batman, but now his eyes shine red and he fights with glow sticks–also, the name “Batman” is taken slightly more literally, as the hero now has the ability to explode into his constituent bat-parts that are actual bats. That sounds pretty awful describing it now, but you’ll just have to trust me: when executed, it kind of works.


Sorry, Glow Stick Batman, but Conan still did it better.

Tickets Available for ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Prologue, Not That You’ll Understand What Bane Says in It Anyway


Well, as we suspected would happen, the expiration of the Dark Knight Rises “Operation Early Bird” countdown clock has revealed a map to reserve tickets for an early, Tuesday, December 13th screening of the film’s long-awaited six-minute IMAX prologue. Unfortunately for those interested, the servers seem to be pretty overwhelmed as of writing this, so it may take a while before you can get the map to load. If only someone could have predicted this Batman thing would be so popular.

Anyway, as for the footage, if you’re wondering what to expect, those press outlets that managed to see the prologue last night have universally agreed on two points: it is pretty awesome, and also, what the fuck is Bane saying out there? While the scope and tone of the airplane-based heist sequence has, unsurprisingly, drawn comparison to both of director Christopher Nolan’s last two films, the real talk of the six-minute scene was that it’s apparently pretty hard to understand what Tom Hardy is saying through all that mask and Britishness. The Hollywood Reporter, for example, called Bane’s dialogue “unintelligible,” while ComingSoon confirmed it’s “difficult to fully understand exactly what he is saying.” Both descriptions agree with how wasted Bane sounded when we heard him screaming at a stadium, so that should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. (You should expect something like an English uncle slurring his way through an angry wedding toast.) Still, you’ll love it.

Bane Looks Like This Now


“I don’t know what raped me worse: The traffic or your quarterback. OH! But, seriously, folks, I’m here to talk about emphysema…”
I guess I should’ve started this whole post off with *SPOILER ALERT* because here’s Tom Hardy in his full Bane getup on The Dark Knight Rises set in Pittsburgh on Saturday where apparently he’s Read More …

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Already Showing Us Tom Hardy as Bane


Just yesterday shooting began on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, and already a mysterious viral campaign has been revealed–and immediately sorted out–at TheDarkKnightRises.com, giving us a first peek at a sulky Bane.

As determined by internet people, if you run the chanting on TheDarkKnightRises.com through an audio visualizer, the hashtag #TheFireRises appears, referring back to a Twitter account (Batman’s rogues gallery is big time into Tweeting with their friends). The gradual addition of followers on that account was meant to slowly reveal the above image of Bane here, but of course someone quickly figured out a way to circumvent that, and there you go: Tom Hardy as Bane. Looks like the villain has traded in his standard luchador mask for something a little less garish, a little more suited for Nolan’s gritty Batminverse–sort of a Borg-meets-Psycho Mantis-meets-cargo pants thing. Thoughts?

Here’s Tom Hardy as Bane


The Internet just Bat-came today after the first image of Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises was revealed on the movie’s official website, but only after finding a Twitter hashtag through some sort of audio visualizer, I don’t even know. Coming from a guy whose wardrobe is 75% Iron Man T-shirts, that’s Read More …