Everyone who has watched The Dark Knight Rises considered Hardy’s Bane as a classic villain. However, some of the viewers found Bane a bit cartoonish as well. Precisely, there was significant pressure on The Dark Knight Rises in particular. It was going to be the final chapter of a classic trilogy that managed to touch $1 billion at the box office. As a result, fans expected the last movie to be something really massive.
Apparently, the second part of the trilogy set the bar quite high for the Dark Knight fans and IMDb also highlighted The Dark Knight as the greatest movie ever made. As a result, Nolan thrived to match people’s expectations, and crafting Bane was one big task. It was Tom Hardy who got cast to play The Dark Knight Rises‘ Bane. The character was supposed to be huge and quite maniac as well. When the film showed up, both critics and fans had some mixed opinions about the character. However, these are the 5 crazy details that they might have missed –
Details About Bane’s Mask
Tom Hardy’s Bane never appeared without his mask on screen. The character freaked out whenever Batman arrived to put his mask off. Apparently, the film didn’t care about explaining or unfolding the details about his mask. Later, Christopher Nolan echoed that the mask was filling Bane’s body with a numbing element so that he could bear the pain from a trauma he had in past. The film also failed to highlight where Bane got his mask from. Later, Nolan explained that he wears his mask possibly because it looks cool on him. But it could be also because of some scars (referring to the Joker’s story).
Bane Had A Phobia Of Bats
While Tom Hardy’s Bane was portrayed as someone who does not fear anyone or anything, he had a phobia of Bats. He developed the fear after getting haunted by a weird dream. With that said, The Dark Knight Rises hardly showed this side of Bane, because it apparently makes him a less interesting character. Of course, it became somewhat of a one-sided conflict when the villain had nothing to get afraid of and the hero had quite a few nightmare. Thus, it made Tom Hardy’s Bane fall under the category of someone who has a “villain problem.”
Bane’s Plan Was Dependent On Commissioner Gordon
Tom Hardy’s Bane was aiming to take over Gotham city. However, his plan was entirely and solely dependent on Commissioner Gordon. With that said, his plan was hinged over an expectation that Commissioner Gordon would send the entire city’s cop into the tunnel where he could easily trap and bash them all. But of course, no one could be this stupid to send the entire army to one location.
Bane Flew Wayne To India
In The Dark Knight Rises, Hardy’s Bane needed to remove Batman from his way so that he could execute his plan. Thus, instead of just ditching Bruce Wayne to somewhere local, Hardy’s Bane flew him to a cave in India. It allowed him to get Wayne out of his way and start executing his plan of taking over Gotham city that too without any barrier.
Bane’s Original Story
In the comic world, Bane was primarily Captain America who had gone wrong. Yes, the villain was a member of the super-soldier experiment. While the experiment was supposed to produce some supermen, it apparently went different and catalyzed an angry, muscle-bound, huge, and incomprehensible bad guy. Soon, that baddie turned into one of the most dangerous foes that Batman had to face. This was the original back story of The Dark Knight’s Bane.