Tom Hardy on Playing Bane

Earlier today Tom Hardy (Bronson, Inception) appeared on the British talk show "Alan Carr: Chatty Man" and spoke briefly about his upcoming appearance as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. The video is now available online, thanks to and is viewable below.

In addition to joking that Bane’s look will depart significantly from the way the character appeared in 1997’s Batman & Robin, Hardy also revealed that he plans to spent the next three months putting on muscle weight, shooting for a goal of about 200 pounds before he starts production in May.