THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Storyboards Reveal Early Mask Design For Bane

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Storyboards Reveal Early Mask Design For Bane

Inside the new book, The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards, illustrations of The Dark Knight Rises' prologue reveal an early mask design for Bane.

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The Dark Knight Rises is now playing at your local theater. The film stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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AmazingFantasy - 8/9/2012, 7:19 AM
...He looks...BETTER?

Dynamo - 8/9/2012, 7:20 AM
I like the mask we got in the movie more, but it would've been better if it covered up more of his head.
Asterisk - 8/9/2012, 7:22 AM
It looks better. And I like Bane's mask.
R888 - 8/9/2012, 7:24 AM
I like the one we got in the final version
CPBuff22 - 8/9/2012, 7:26 AM
The alternate version we see here looks way better than the jockstrap attached to his face in the movie.
jerseysportsbullies - 8/9/2012, 7:29 AM
like the concept 1 better.
novaprime - 8/9/2012, 7:33 AM
looks way better to bad we didnt get it
Bread - 8/9/2012, 7:34 AM
That's alot better
BackwardGalaxy - 8/9/2012, 7:34 AM
It covered too much of his face, especially around the eyes.
Bodwulf - 8/9/2012, 7:36 AM
I would like to see a full mock up of what that would have looked like.
Grill Master Bane
GUNSMITH - 8/9/2012, 7:38 AM
marvel72 - 8/9/2012, 7:39 AM
yup that mask looks better.

@ bodwulf

XD hahahahahahaha
marvel72 - 8/9/2012, 7:40 AM
@ gunsmith

that is miles better than what we got.
Bark4Soul - 8/9/2012, 7:42 AM
Looks like..

JorLBola - 8/9/2012, 7:45 AM
@Bodwulf lol xD I love photoshop... And yes its a good mask but I liked the final version
inky - 8/9/2012, 7:46 AM
my only objection to the movie, bane looked nothing like the bane of nightfall and took me a while to see past this wierd bane look but as he didnt die in the movie there is always the possibility it was early bane before his conversion to the drugs and mexican wrestling.
so opinion of this bane up buy many points and correct casting, except it does tend towards a more british cast than any other batman odd for an american icon realy.
AlcoholicA - 8/9/2012, 7:48 AM
The concept kinda reminds me of Vader
Ceejay - 8/9/2012, 7:49 AM
Way too comical, covers his entire head for the sake of what exactly? He doesn't have a secret identity so making him wear a mask that resembles a Mexican wrestler is overly theatrical for the already themed real world scenario of these films.

Guess you have to have some serious need to see men in gimp tight suits and masks to prefer this version.
GUNSMITH - 8/9/2012, 7:50 AM
TopCat89 - 8/9/2012, 7:54 AM
@GUNSMITH that looks pretty cool...a mix of Bane and Black mask
Bodwulf - 8/9/2012, 7:54 AM
Thumbs up on Gunsmiths mask!
YOUNGBL00D - 8/9/2012, 7:55 AM
@batz11 he was actually a CIA guy, but you're right every time he spoke it sounded out of place or somthing.
GoILL - 8/9/2012, 7:56 AM
@Bodwulf LMAO good stuff.

@GUNSMITH that mask is cool.
AsianVersionOfET - 8/9/2012, 7:56 AM
None of the pictures in this article even come CLOSE to how awesome the actual mask was. Loved it.
johnnysnow - 8/9/2012, 7:57 AM
@Bodwulf, Did you make that? If so, it doesn't really make sense. You don't fry things on a grill.
Thegoddamnbatman52 - 8/9/2012, 7:57 AM
Bane was almost a space jockey? Seems legit
Bodwulf - 8/9/2012, 8:03 AM
@Johnnysnow Yes and it is supposed to be funny not make sense. Bane can't eat hamburgers in the first place! Well, unless you put them in a blender first. :)
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/9/2012, 8:20 AM
That actually looks awesome. They switched the skin with the middle forehead piece. I still liked Banes mask though.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/9/2012, 8:24 AM
I don't agree with him either but damn you don't need to flip out on him.
Action - 8/9/2012, 8:25 AM
the mask in the movie is fine.
GiantNerd - 8/9/2012, 8:26 AM
[frick]ing ads!!!!
Bodwulf - 8/9/2012, 8:27 AM
How Bane eats
Bane eating
ComicBookSon - 8/9/2012, 8:28 AM
That is cool but Bane's face being covered, although is more comic book accurate, wouldn't work that well for film. ESPECIALLY because he is the main villain and has the most screen time. Banes mask works for film.
TheGambitFreak - 8/9/2012, 8:34 AM
It's not that [frick]ing hard.

BFGLOOM - 8/9/2012, 8:37 AM
The mask was fine. Bane was better then most of the comic stories he's been in. Nolan could have made him better but nothings perfect.
johnnyboy11 - 8/9/2012, 8:41 AM
I dont see a big difference it looks almost like the same mask we got in the movie but with a ski-mask underneath.
IgnurRant - 8/9/2012, 8:52 AM
So much of Hardy's performance came from his facial expression and eyes. Sigh. Fanboys. lol.
Intothepoop - 8/9/2012, 8:52 AM
goddamn every alternate or early concept is better than the one used to you guys
Sosa4693 - 8/9/2012, 8:57 AM
he would have been criticized for looking and sounding like darth vader if they went with the early design, even though it looks great.
BmanHall - 8/9/2012, 8:58 AM
@ SirWinsalot:

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