Tom Hardy Talks Briefly About Playing Bane in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

     February 21, 2011


In case anyone, for any reason whatsoever, had concerns that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises would have a lot in common with Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin (you know, outside of featuring characters named Batman and Bane), Tom Hardy is here to put those fears to rest. In a recent interview with the UK’s Channel 4 talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, the actor slated to play the Batman foe confirmed:

“Chris Nolan, again, will revisit that territory entirely so I wouldn’t go by that [Schumacher’s Batman and Robin]. Plus, that’s a lot of weight to put on and I’ve got to start shooting in May. So I’ve got to get back up to that size again [presumably “again” referring to his bulked turn in Bronson] and I’ve got to get up to about 13-and-a-half or 14 stone [approx. 200 lbs.]. I’m 12-and-a-bit now [approx. 170 lbs.], so I’ve got three months to do that.”

To check out a video of the interview, hit the jump. Hardy will join Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises on July 20th, 2012.

Here’s Hardy’s interview with Alan Carr [thanks to Batman-News for uploading the video]:

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