Tom Hardy Wearing Three Inch Lifts And A Voice Box For The Dark Knight Rises?

Tom Hardy Wearing Three Inch Lifts And A Voice Box For <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i>?

According to the latest rumors from TDKR set, Tom Hardy is wearing three inch lifts in order to be the same height as Morgan Freeman and Christian Bale, as well a voice box which controls the pitch of his speech...

Got a pinch of salt handy? Good, because you'll need it for this report from British tabloid, The Sun. While I must confess that these claims do in fact sound extremely likely, the source isn't exactly the most reliable, but here is an excerpt from the report for you guys to judge for yourselves via Monsters And Critics.

Actor Tom Hardy has reportedly been wearing specially made shoes fitted with three-inch lifts on the set of the latest Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. Hardy, who is 5ft 9in, has been wearing them so he can be the same size as co-stars Morgan Freeman and Christian Bale.

According to British newspaper The Sun, the movie's producers wanted his character, Bane, to be around the same height as Batman and Morgan's Lucius Fox, who are both over 6ft.

The 33-year-old has also allegedly been wearing a voice box which controls the pitch of his speech. But he's been the victim of on-set pranks as the sound effects team have been amusing themselves by speeding up the frequency.

So, what do you guys make of this? When we heard a recording of Tom Hardy's Bane a month or so ago, he certainly sounded a lot different to what many of us were expecting, and this could explain why. As for the height difference between him and Christian Bale's Batman, it hard to tell whether or not he'd been boosted up in height in the set photos we saw, but this is yet another claim which is somewhat believable. Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place!


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012

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Filed Under "Batman" 9/13/2011 Source: Monsters And Critics
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Hellsing - 9/13/2011, 3:47 AM
It's plausible but it's the Sun nothings plausible with them.
bhattib - 9/13/2011, 3:57 AM
its TRUE. I know the leak.
marvel72 - 9/13/2011, 4:02 AM
Tom Hardy Wearing Three Inch Lifts And A Voice Box For The Dark Knight Rises? XD hahahahahahahaha
BlairCo - 9/13/2011, 4:22 AM
Isn't The Sun the tabloid who said Eddie Murphy was going to be the Riddler and Shia LaBeouf was going to be Robin?
thalidomide - 9/13/2011, 4:23 AM
wow that's so realistic :P
NeoBaggins - 9/13/2011, 4:34 AM
You'd have to be dumb as shit to believe he's wearing a voice box in that a "sound effects team" can control for pranks.

Desperate garbage. I would have bought the 3 inch lifts story, but the voice box lie is trash journalism at it's lowest.
eatmyhit - 9/13/2011, 4:40 AM
The sun do come out with some of the biggest load of rubbish anywhere in the world but i forgive them for they gave us Keeley Hazell :)
alekesam - 9/13/2011, 4:49 AM
^_^ What were we talking about again? drool.
supersteveprime18 - 9/13/2011, 4:49 AM
^^ah good aul keeley hazell gotta love her although rhian sugden is way hotter
Tankpjh - 9/13/2011, 5:01 AM
@teabag your a man after my own heart. God bless you.
Shaman - 9/13/2011, 5:04 AM
I sure hope he does wear those lifts! It worked fine on Keaton and Hardy desperately needs them.
bhattib - 9/13/2011, 5:18 AM
lol whats up with the picture of the woman>???
JaySchluffy - 9/13/2011, 5:23 AM
Oh goody, The Sun, the same people who said Eddie Murphy was playing The Riddler in Batman 3....
Viking - 9/13/2011, 5:27 AM
Hardy is [frick]ing 5'10 not 5'9 somebody should fix that in this article...
tricklove187 - 9/13/2011, 5:48 AM
I think the story makes sense.
BillyBatson1000 - 9/13/2011, 5:54 AM
Ha ha! THE SUN is not a newspaper! It's a right-wing biased toilet paper with topless girls on page 3. It's a DISGRACE to journalism.
ROMACK - 9/13/2011, 5:55 AM
Only three inches? He will still be too small. I guess they are gonna make him big in post, or at least average height.
Ranger14 - 9/13/2011, 6:34 AM
What's so hard to believe about him wearing 3 inch lifts? He needs the height...umm...well...he needs the overall larger stature, which lifts isn't going to give him, but at least he will almost be as tall as Bale then.
Roscoe182 - 9/13/2011, 6:35 AM
lol the sun
Macksimus - 9/13/2011, 6:36 AM this may confirm the fact that Bane and Fox will have a scene together. Now, I'm really beginning to wonder if Fox is the one who dies.

MaddMonkk - 9/13/2011, 7:06 AM
@tea-enough with the women, my carpal tunnel can't take it.

Bane is supposed to be taller than Bats BEFORE venom-ed.
VIRILEMAN - 9/13/2011, 7:08 AM
I know Bane kills the Mayor. My friend was an extra in Pitts.
hoodedjester - 9/13/2011, 7:25 AM
I've heard that Lucious creates Bane because he is bored with Wayne and his silly costume adjustments - and that Joker will make a guest appearance while driving around in the tumbler -

That made up piece of fiction should be given as much weight as anything from that hack source.

I don't care whether Bane looks like the comic one or not - I like this Batman trilogy and no matter how many people are upset with this or that about it - I will be standing in line opening night to watch it. I enjoyed the first two so I'm sure I'll enjoy this and if not - it's a few hours of escapism from the real world with popcorn included.
valeriesghost - 9/13/2011, 7:27 AM
Both sound very plausible. His voice was jacked in that audio we heard a while back and actors wear lifts all the time.
Shaman - 9/13/2011, 7:43 AM
Seriously, how Hemsworth, Evans AND Cavill ALL bulked up BIGGER than what Hardy is, when Bane's supposed to be the biggest of the three, is completely beyond me.
jjmeylar - 9/13/2011, 8:14 AM
The Sun is about as trustworthy as IMDB........though these DP sound plausible.
PunyHuman - 9/13/2011, 8:23 AM
Isn't Bane supposed to be kind of Hulk size? Like 7 1/2 ft tall?
rosco71 - 9/13/2011, 8:57 AM
the sun's famous for making stories up but this sounds right, poor wee tom is under 6ft!
Greengo - 9/13/2011, 9:12 AM
There's topless girls on page 3? Sweet!
adanthebeast - 9/13/2011, 9:16 AM
Don't joke with Bane he will destroy you!!
NOLANITE - 9/13/2011, 9:34 AM
Three inches + Raspy voice = a well hung Fabio.
TyrannicalOverlord - 9/13/2011, 9:36 AM
I heard a rumor that they had people standing way apart and acting like they were talking to each other on the set of Lord of the Rings. The depths some directors will go to...

So Bane is like the dog on up with a high squeeky voice? Funny.
NOLANITE - 9/13/2011, 9:37 AM
@Hoodedjester Well said my friend well said. In all actuality no one really knows anything about this movie...peeps see set pics and create their own theories..but when the film comes out itll be totally not what everyone is saying. Its Nolan and he does that all the time. Prestige, TDK, Inception....
UltimaRex - 9/13/2011, 10:38 AM
The Sun also said Megan Fox was Catwoman...
batmanrises - 9/13/2011, 10:50 AM

Hate to burst your bubble, sonny..Robert Downey Jr wears lifts as Tony Stark...:)
batmanrises - 9/13/2011, 10:51 AM
Watch that scene where he's watching a news report about Gomira and watch him walk around like a stripper. Thats cus the lifts are jacking up his ass. lol
thewolfx - 9/13/2011, 11:17 AM
banes is supposed to be towering over those other characters not be the same damn height

otakux3r0 - 9/13/2011, 12:30 PM
Ignore the news, trust Nolan. The movie is gonna rock!
Minghagz - 9/13/2011, 12:53 PM
Why read this article when we can just wait for the actual movie to be released AND have teabag post more pics of Keeley Hazell?
Nubase - 9/13/2011, 12:58 PM
this post is pretty stupid, l live in the uk and let me tell you the sun newspaper is just full of bulls**t, they have now just caught the rumours about bane over here and coming up with their theories.

This is all pretty boring now regarding hardy, his body size, height etc.

Just go and see Warrior. trust me, any doubts you have will be over, the scene where he enters the octagon is epic and the movie itself is brilliant, will be up for awards big time next year
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