‘The Dark Knight Rises’ ’Bane Rises’ Photo

We also have a look at new stills from Christopher Nolan’s sequel as released in this month’s Total Film magazine.

Bane will Rise! For a short while, at least, in director Christopher Nolan's epic trilogy finale The Dark Knight Rises. Total Film has a world exclusive photo of Tom Hardy as Bane in honor of this month's issue, which takes viewers into the dark and deadly world of global uprising. We also have a look at some pages from the magazine, which give a fresh glimpse at Christian Bale's Batman, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and Morgan Freeman looking like a dapper chap in his 1%er wardrobe. Check them out!

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Tom Hardy has this to say about wearing the soon-to-be iconic Bane mask for the duration of the shoot.

"It's not as bad as you might think. You just put it on. Work out where you drool goes. That's it. Mask work is good fun. This one wasn't painful; there was the stunt mask and there was the up-close on for the sexy glam shots."

He also chatted about his eating habits in keeping Bane a mass of bulk.

"[I was] Eating entire villages of chickens. When I started I was about 160-something pounds. When I was done I was 190. You lift weights. You eat. You lift some more weights. You don't run anywhere because if you do cardio, you drop weight. So it's really good for heart attacks!"

Be sure to check out the latest issue of Total Film, on newsstands around the country.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Sources: Total Film

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  1. Sean

    @bawnian-dexeus I wonder if Banes past that you've explained to ROFLitschristian will be shown in the Dark Knight Rises?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. ROFLitschristian

    @bawnian-dexeus Nice. Thanks for summing it up for those fans that didn't take the time to read the article. They're so lazy.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ROFLitschristian Of course.

    In the Nolanverse, Its a Gasmask for the purpose to induce a calm mind to the character. He surffered a trauma in his younger days and the mask produces an anesthetic to make sure he's demons don't haunt him psychologically and the pain reduced to a minimum, hence the IMAX preview as to why he won't take the mask off.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    @bawnian-dexeus ...Uhm, yes! Now we all know what it's used for. But for those who don't could you enlighten them maybe? :}

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Least now its been explained what Bane's mask is used for

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. Sean

    @ROFLitschristian I wish it was July 20th already, so that i could see the Dark Knight Rises :P .

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. empath86

    @newtron your opinion is your opinion and i wouldnt mock that, but tom hardy not imposing, did you see warrior, his character was an animal. he looked unstoppable, add 30 or so pounds. but i do see your point he cant be more than 5'9" or 5'10", compared to bales 6' or 6' 1" size. movie magic.

    3 years agoby @empath86Flag

  8. Sean

    @ghostman Yes, i like the design as well.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic Oops, I mean to put "I want that mask so bad". Their's nothing wrong with it, I love the design.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  10. Sean

    @ghostman What's wrong with it?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. Superman81

    I think Nolan has done a great job with Bane. Tom Hardy was a great pick and he will do this part justice. I see Ann also surprising the doubters. The outfit isn't that bad looking. I like Nolan's more realistic approach and Bane doesn't need Venom. In fact in the comic books he gets over his dependency of Venom. When its all said and done this will be an epic movie. I am not looking forward to a reboot so soon, I hope Superman does well so they can get JLA going.

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @newtron Well, since the reboot will happen for JLA in the future, as long as Bane is kept smart, I don't see the problem for who plays him. No doubt he'll get his venom in the end

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. ROFLitschristian

    Is it July yet? No? Damn.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  14. ROFLitschristian

    @ChiRep-1 I hated Capt. America's new suit at first. But once I saw Avengers, it did not matter. I'm sure the same will be said for Catwoman.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  15. Vamp

    Sweet. I'm liking the look of his Bane outfit.

    3 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  16. Newtron

    So, what do y'all think about the idea of Vin Diesel playing Bane? I know, at this point, it really doesn't matter, but I don't think there's anything wrong with toying around with an idea. And I'm really curious to see what you guys think. After thinking about it myself, I think that Vin Diesel fits the bill when it comes to his size, physique, and athleticism. However, I wonder if he would be able to portray Bane as the intellectual brawler that he is. And that's not a knock on Vin (lol), I'm just wondering if he would do an effective job with the mental side of Bane because of the types of roles he had in past. On the other hand, you have Tom Hardy, who doesn't seem very imposing to me, but for what he lacks in stature, I think he will more than make up for in with the character's mental edge. And in the end, knowing Nolan (and I don't, but love his movies), I think Bane's mind is what's gonna matter and win people over. Thoughts? Anyone?

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  17. the MovieGhost

    @bawnian-dexeus Lol, another "Not sure if serious..."

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  18. the MovieGhost

    @caifa Well I think Bane's supposed to be a big, imposing guy. I mean, look at some of his comic book appearances. Granted it's a comic book, but still.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  19. darkdream

    this movie is gonna be epic, i mean tom hardy cast for bane was the best idea they came up with he fits the part perfect, as for anne hathaway as cat woman i cant really say anything until i watch her performance, and joseph gordon-levitts character sounds promising

    3 years agoby @darkdreamFlag

  20. Sean

    @ChiRep-1 Good point. I've seen images released in the recent past of her in the Catwoman suit here on movieweb, and I have to say that she actually looks pretty hot in that Catwoman suit!

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  21. SpaceCowboy

    @brady1138 Not what I meant...

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  22. ChiRep_1

    I actually love Catwoman's suit in that pic.. Sure it's plain and not all that hot but who says she needs to sport a cleavage just to be the sexy and seductive Selina Kyle?

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  23. caifa

    dude's fat, can he breathe with that thing on??

    3 years agoby @caifaFlag

  24. Rain277

    Im just not feeling catwomans costume at all. It looks plain and simple.

    3 years agoby @Rain277Flag

  25. LuxoIII

    @SpaceCowboy Ah, but you and I haven't been around for 70 years...

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  26. SherlockHolmes2009

    Looking good so far

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  27. SpaceCowboy

    @brady1138 After 70 years... I think we've all gotten use to it ;)

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  28. LuxoIII

    @SpaceCowboy Because dressing like a bat isn't dorky at all, right? :)

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  29. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @newtron@the-movieghost "Dafuq did I just read?"

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  30. SpaceCowboy

    Those "cat ears" look even worse in that photo. I gotta agree with Alonso from WhatTheFlick about Catwoman's costume design, especially her mask and headset "she looks dorky."

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

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