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First The Dark Knight Rises Photo: Bane

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First The Dark Knight Rises Photo: Bane

Tom Hardy as Bane in Dark Knight Rises

Today we have for your the first photo from the upcoming third Batman film The Dark Knight Rises,  featuring Tom Hardy as Bane.

Along with Hardy the film also stars Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Nestor Carbonell, Michael Caine and franchise newcomers Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Burn Gorman, Diego Klattenhoff, Alon Aboutboul.

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Bane character info

Bane is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January 1993), and was created by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and Graham Nolan. Bane has been one of Batman’s more physically and intellectually powerful foes. A virtually unstoppable juggernaut, he is best known for breaking Batman’s back in the “Knightfall” story arc.

Bane was born in the fictional Caribbean Republic of Santa Prisca, in a prison called Peña Dura (“Hard Rock”). His father Edmund Dorrance had been a revolutionary and had escaped Santa Prisca’s court system. The corrupt government however decreed that his young son would serve out the man’s life sentence, and thus Bane’s childhood and early adult life are spent in the amoral penitentiary environment. Though imprisoned, his natural abilities allow him to develop extraordinary skills within the prison’s walls. He reads as many books as he can get his hands on, builds up his body in the prison’s gym, and learns to fight in the merciless school of prison life. Despite his circumstances, he finds teachers of various sorts during his incarceration, ranging from hardened convicts to an elderly Jesuit priest, under whose tutelage he apparently receives a classical education. Bane murders this priest upon his return to Santa Prisca years later. However, he commits his first murder at the age of eight, stabbing a criminal who wanted to use him to gain information about the prison. During his years in prison, Bane carries a teddy bear he calls Osito (Spanish for “little bear”), whom he considers his only friend. It is revealed that Osito has a hole in his back to hold a knife that Bane uses against anyone who bullies him.

Batman: Arkham Asylum – Bane Intro (cutscene)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BEyQzeen3g[/youtube]

Bane ultimately establishes himself as the “king” of Peña Dura prison. The prison’s controllers take note and eventually force him to become a test subject for a mysterious drug known as Venom, which had killed all other subjects; the drug is administered by a doctor who bears a passing resemblance to another Batman foe, Dr. Hugo Strange. Later, in Vengeance of Bane II the very same doctor encounters Bane again in Gotham and it can be confirmed that it is not Hugo Strange, who at that point in Batman continuity was a crazed psychologist and not a surgeon. The Peña Dura prison Venom experiment nearly kills Bane at first, but he survives and finds the drug vastly increases his physical strength, although he needs to take it every 12 hours (via a system of tubes pumped directly into his brain) or he would suffer debilitating side-effects. [source: Wikipedia]

Official website: http://www.thedarkknightrises.com/

The Dark Knight Rises, will be the third and final installment in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman film series and is scheduled to light up theaters on July 20, 2012.

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