Bane is set to make his way into the fifth season of the show and we may have gotten our first look at the villain’s new costume.
Many of the show’s cast members shared a photo on Instagram for this season’s ninth episode. The photograph sees actor Shane West wearing a much different attire than the rest of the cast.
While most characters can be seen wearing normal clothes, West could be seen donning an armour. It was confirmed earlier this month that West would be playing Bane in Gotham. Take a look!
West will be reprising the role of Eduardo Dorrance, a former army friend of Jim Gordon. He seems helpful at first but he doesn’t turn out as the man everyone thinks he is. In the comics, Eduardo Dorrance is the name of Bane’s father, King Snake.
The photo shows Dorrance wearing a costume, although it’s still unclear what version of the character will wear it in the series. This might be Bane’s actual costume but this could also be the military outfit worn by Dorrance while working with Gordon.
Earlier, show’s executive producer John Stephens discussed the introduction of Bane in the series during an interview with Comicbook.com.
“I don’t think we were ever really aesthetic about putting in new characters,” Stephens said. “If we kind of wanted to do one, we would throw it in anyway, a canon character. Certainly the character that Shane [West] is coming into to play is the character that we had been waiting to use, because we know we wanted one more big, canon character who was going to come in and make a splash, and he does, entirely. But there’s other characters, too, you mentioned Man Bat of it all, or you just sit and have random episodes and say, ‘Hey, we’re going to put Magpie in this episode.’ So Magpie comes in and she does a great job. So there’s more of that sort of throughout.”
It was recently revealed at the New York Comic Con that the show will focus on the spinoff of the traditional Batman/Bane story.