‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Mystery Masked Man Set Photo

An unknown villain crawls around a skyscraper in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming, Bat-ending finale.

A new photo from the UK based Croydon set of The Dark Knight Rises has emerged, and it actually showcases some of director Christopher Nolan's action prowess. This image is of a mysterious masked man climbing through the window of a skyscraper. Some speculate that it is Tom Hardy as Bane. Or it could be his stuntman. Check out the pic in question below, and decide for yourself.

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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.

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  1. warriorskid

    I think this is Bruce when he visits Gordon in hospital judging by the trailer...

    4 years agoby @warriorskidFlag

  2. Gnyah123

    FACT its bane!! how do i know??.....@alex spark i agree with everything u say but i think thats bane escaping not bruce!
    follow the comics people...

    4 years agoby @gnyah123Flag

  3. Gnyah123

    its not black mask cause black mask mask is a skull mask that just looks like a regular mask u put on when robbing someone.

    4 years agoby @gnyah123Flag

  4. Gabe Campbell

    I think it is Hush or Black mask I say black mask because if you remember the BIO of black mask in Arkham Asylum he had a white dress shirt and a black tie this looks the same look at the photo and it could be black mask before the mask got burnt to his face

    4 years agoby @gabe-campbellFlag

  5. joekerr2e

    I can't tell who it is, but it does look to me like they're wearing a jacket or robe... giving the appearance (blurred image) of a really big person. To me it looks like the right-side cut of a person inside the coat.

    4 years agoby @joekerr2eFlag

  6. Alex Sparks

    It's Bruce Wayne! This is supposed to be a hospital window the guy is jumping out of. Remember the supposed spoiler about Alfred going to the hospital? My guess: Bane attacks Alfred(he knows Bruce is Batman obviously), sending Alfred to the hospital. Then when Bruce shows up to the hospital room to see Alfred, Bane is waiting to ambush him. They fight and Bane jumps out the window first to escape. Bruce knows he can't have people seeing Bruce Wayne chasing after a supervillain so he pulls on a ski mask to hide his face and jumps out the window, too, giving chase to Bane.

    4 years agoby @Alex-SparksFlag

  7. Pjwolsker

    @Mo-25905658 no they dont. first off Nolan wont make Bane that huge like he is in the comics. itd be unreal and wouldnt fit into his world. im guessing youve seen the pics of tom hardy as bane already so you know he is already big. they dont need another person to play him as a big person. thats why Tom Hardy got swoll for the movie

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  8. Mo

    @pjwolsker Look at what they did with Juggernaut in X-Men. He was supposed to be a man of immense stature but was portrayed as half the man he should have been!! I cant see how they will bring the size of Bane to the big screen!? They would need to recruit a hulk of a body builder to play the character effectively. Maybe someone like... Ryan Watson (at his Super Heavyweight size)

    4 years agoby @Mo-25905658Flag

  9. slysnide

    That's not a mysterious masked man from the film. That's a burglar making off with Nolan's script!

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  10. Oscar

    Could be Scarecrow.

    4 years agoby @lascivioussFlag

  11. bruce_ha

    Maybe it's Joseph Gordon Levitt?

    @J.P. Yeah, it could be. Considering he's hiding his face. Doubt it's Catwoman as this seems to be a male figure.

    4 years agoby @bruce-haFlag

  12. Chad Langen

    Maybe it's a surprise appearance by Two Face?? Lol Just playing. Why would Catwoman where a man's suit? Like someone else mentioned, Bane hanging in a window just doesn't seem right. I highly doubt it's Black Mask unless Chris is using CGI to make the mask because that mask looks like a black potato sack lol. I'm guessing it is a villain but not one of the main villains. This looks like it could be part of an opening sequence.

    4 years agoby @Chad-LangenFlag

  13. WongFu

    From this angle it looks like Catwoman

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  14. J.P.

    @bruce-ha Don't tease me bro. I f*ckin love Hush.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

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    4 years agoby @bruce-haFlag

  16. Ryan Moran

    i dont know who that is but i hope it turnsto be a good badguy or hero

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  17. skywise

    almost looks a little girly. wiry arms and skinny legs, but hard to tell because its a terrible photo and the distance is a bit hard to determine...

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  18. Nautical

    Naw its just some robber. A side man. No one special im sure.

    4 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  19. the Narrator

    Hmm.. the camera is facing outward, towards our mysterious figure and the broken window. Think back to the previous films, and you'll find that that type of shot (over-the-shoulder or something similar) is usually reserved for when we're dealing with Bruce. In fact, I only recall them using tight shots behind the characters back with Wayne involved. I believe it helps add to the overall feeling of us following Bruce's story, which this is. Idk, it doesn't quite add up, but my bet is that we're following a character that's not a main villain (Levitt's been mentioned), or even possible Bale's character. Definitely not a major villain, as it's not Catwoman, and Bane hanging from a window seems unappealing. I'm probably reaching here, but that's my theory.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  20. SomethingMore

    It's Batman

    4 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  21. Pjwolsker

    @ejk1 i like your responses.
    to the people who thing its Bane... its not Bane. that guy in the window is way to tiny for Bane. and for the people who think its Black Mask.. its not. that mask just looks like an ordinary mask someone would use to rob a bank

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  22. Lautarous

    Just like @daveactor7 and @Brizzy said, I also believe that the mystery man could be a member of the League of Shadows.

    The building looks like a hospital . . . don't you think?

    4 years agoby @LautarousFlag

  23. ejk1

    @dan1 True.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  24. Dan

    @ejk1 On another note, our GL avatars look sweet one after another.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  25. ejk1

    @dan1 I know. I amaze myself at times. It's just so incredible.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  26. Dan

    @ejk1 Your powers of observation astound me, sir!

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  27. ejk1

    @dan1@iamfratson It's also my belief that the building in the picture is tall. Very tall.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  28. skorpion

    Well if they are going with Bane, and the stry follows through, It could Azriel.

    4 years agoby @skorpionFlag

  29. J.P.

    @narrator Sorry man. I forgot to add that on. I usually never forget too.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  30. ZanyZap

    @dan1: JCPenny, I think; but we can agree that they were probably made by small asian children for a nickel every 100 yards of cloth.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

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