Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises? Is He the Right Man for the Job?


Tom Hardy

The cast of The Dark Knight Rises has been announced. One of the surprises from director Christopher Nolan was who he picked to play Bane. The man who got the job is none other than Tom Hardy. Who is Tom Hardy you might ask?

Not yet a household name, he is a rising star and a high profile job like this will surely give him a whole lot more exposure. The London born actor has worked both on stage and on screen. He got his first big break with his role in Band of Brothers. You might also recognize him from Marie Antoinette, Black Hawk Down and from another Christopher Nolan blockbuster, Inception.

Christopher Nolan said of Tom Hardy that he was”delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”

Bane is a “muscular bad guy powered by an addictive drug called Venom.” One thing for sure, Bane will have to bulk up a whole bunch to play the beefy Bane. But I guess that’s why they have talented makeup and wardrobe people, maybe they can just make those muscles.

Do you think Tom Hardy is a good choice for Bane?