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Hi-Res Dark Knight Rises Stills Showcase Batman and Bane

Warner Bros. has followed yesterday’s release of two high-resolution stills from The Dark Knight Rises with four more from the conclusion of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Like the others, these first appeared in Empire magazine; now, however, you get them in better quality and without all that pesky type.

Opening July 20, The Dark Knight Rises also stars Christian Bale as Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Tom Hardy as Bane, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.

(via Comic Book Movie)


  • Codeydauchart

    why is it only december? i cannot wait!

  • Survive1999

    Who runs Barter Town?

  • thewalkingdead

    Bane has steroid pimples on his arms.

  • Batman4Life

    Bane could have been way bigger… I have seen way bigger actors… kind of a dissapointment

  • plb

    Scarecrow – Creates fear using chemicals
    Batman – Creates fear using theatrics

    Joker – Uses humor to punish the innocent
    Batman – Uses fear to punish the guilty

    Bane – Covers his mouthBatman – Covers everything except his mouth

  • Quiksquirl

    Yeah but then you wouldn’t have Tom Hardy as an actor. He may be smaller but Christopher Nolan is looking for quality over quantity

  • ziza9

    I’d rather have a solid actor over Kane, Abyss, or HHH as Bane.

  • Daniel M. Clark

    Sorry, I still can’t get over how it looks like Bane has some sort of alien mouth creature attached to his face. Every time I look at him I think “NOM NOM NOM!”

    Bane in the comics looks ridiculous, but this isn’t that much of an improvement.

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  • Joe

    A lot of people are upset that Bane is smaller than he should be.

    Tom Hardy’s height 5 feet 10 inches.
    Christian Bale’s height 6 feet.
    Heath Ledger’s height 6 feet 1 inch.

    It ‘s very strange that the Joker is taller than both Batman and Bane.

    But Heath Ledger was thinner than Bale in the Dark Knight, plus Bale had his armored batsuit. They always made sure that Batman looked physically superior to the Joker. Most people didn’t think, “the Joker’s too big in this movie.”

    In the Imax prologue when I saw Tom Hardy stand up in the plane. The entire Imax screen was a close up of Bane’s head, chest and shoulders. He looked very intimidating. They are probably going to do a lot of clever camera angles and close ups to make sure that Bane looks menacing.  There’s a rumor that Hardy’s boots are going to give him a 3 inch lift to make him 6’1, giving him an inch on Bale.

    Like Ledger, a great performance will cast out all the doubts. The last trailer and poster have already made many people come around, and there’s still 7 long months to go.

  • shinydan

    Muscles can be added with CGI, especially in Bane’s case.