Did you have trouble understanding Tom Hardy’s Bane in the prologue for The Dark Knight Rises that is playing in front of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in select IMAX theaters? You were not the only one.
However, both director Christopher Nolan and his co-writer and brother Jonathan Nolan say you have nothing to worry about. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Chris Nolan said: “I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him.”
Jonah Nolan added the following when speaking to CraveOnline: “I gotta tell you, I think what Tom Hardy’s doing with the role is spectacular. I have the benefit of seeing a little bit more than the audience has seen at this point. It’s pretty spectacular.”
He also talked about the prologue’s action sequence in the air. “I think Chris had long wanted to do sort of the aerial spectacular. It’s such a good fit for the IMAX cameras that he likes to shoot with and so that was a long time in the making.”
Were you able to understand Bane? Do you worry about his voice in the full film opening on July 20?