New "Spy" Pics and Video from the Set of The Dark Knight Rises Reveal Tom Hardy's 'Bane' Costume and Multiple 'Tumblers'
07.31.11 by BrentJS
Even though there were quite a few superhero movies represented at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, the big one, the one that comic book and non-comic book movie fans alike are dying to see, The Dark Knight Rises, sadly, did not have a presence. Fortunately, amateur photographers and paparazzi have descended upon Pittsburgh, Pa., where director Christopher Nolan has taken the production after shooting overseas for the last couple of months, and they're already starting to pump out "spy" photos and video from the set. JustJared managed to capture several revealing shots of Tom Hardy as the villain of the movie, Bane, giving us our first look at the full Bane costume, which looks like something out of The Road Warrior (thankfully, Nolan decided to ditch the pro wrestler-esque unitard that Bane wears in the comic books for a more urban look). In addition to the Hardy/Bane photos, one amateur photographer managed to capture video footage of three "Tumblers" cruising the streets of Pittsburgh.
In case you never saw Batman Begins or your memory of the movie is a little foggy, the Tumbler was a prototype vehicle designed and built by Wayne Enterprises with the intention of selling it to the military. When Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) decides to fight crime as Batman, he repurposes the mothballed vehicle for use as the "Batmobile." It's interesting to note that, not only are the Tumblers in the video not black like Batman's, but that there are two different versions of them.
The Dark Knight Rises was written by Jonathan Nolan from a story conceived by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, the writer of both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Joining Bale in reprising their roles from The Dark Knight are Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Sir Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Nestor Carbonell as the mayor of Gotham City, and Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon. New additions to the cast include Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, Josh Pence as a younger (or mystically rejuvenated) Ra's al Ghul, Juno Temple as Holly Robinson, Marion Cotillard as Wayne Enterprises board member Miranda Tate, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as policeman John Blake. Recent additions include Matthew Modine as Nixon, Alon Aboutboul as a "mad scientist," with Christopher Judge, Tom Conti and Joey King in as-yet-unspecified roles. It's also believed that Liam Neeson will have a cameo as the elder Ra's al Ghul, possibly in a flashback sequence(s), though this has never been confirmed.