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'Dark Knight Rises': Tom Hardy's Bane Won't Look Like the One in 'Batman & Robin'

February 22, 2011 (9:50 am) GMT
Joking that the character in the 1997 'Batman' movie 'doesn't look very menacing', the actor says his Bane will not look like the original version.

has spoken up about his role in "" when appearing on British talk show "Alan Carr: Chatty Man". And good news for fans who are not into the way the villainous character looked in "Batman & Robin", the "" star has stated that his version will be significantly different from the one in the 1997 film.

"Have you seen Joel Schumacher's 'Batman & Robin'? Doesn't look very menacing, does he?" Hardy starts his explanation with rhetoric questions. "Christopher Nolan will revisit the character so I wouldn't go by that at all." Asked further if he would wear Bane's mask in the film, he jokingly answers, "Only if I feel like it!"

On his preparation to play Bane, Hardy shares, "I'm going to need to bulk up a lot for it. That's a lot of weight to put on and I've got to start shooting in May." He continues, "I've got to go up to about 13 or 14 stone. I'm 12 and a bit now, so I only have a few months to do that."

"The Dark Knight Rises" will start production this summer with Christopher Nolan serving as a director. is set to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne and is tapped to play Selina Kyle. Hardy's "Inception" co-star reportedly is also cast in the movie.

The third film in Nolan's "Batman" trilogy is slated to open wide in the U.S. on July 20, 2012.


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