Friday, June 3, 2011

First Picture of Bane from Dark Knight Rises

The below picture of Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises was revealed today, following a series of viral stunts.

The hunt began on the film's official website, where a loop of chanting could be heard. The wave form of the chant was analysed to yield a hashtag, #TheFireRises. When someone tweeted using this hastag, their Twitter profile picture was added to a mosaic, slowly forming the picture of Bane below.

However, before the mosaic was finished, the completed picture was posted on facebook. 

And Bane looks more than a formidable opponent for Christian Bale's Batman.

While not grotesquely pumped as in the comics, Hardy's engorged muscles and muzzled face still retain iconic elements of the character combined with Nolan's moderating realism.

The Dark Knight Rises hits cinemas on July 20, 2012.

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