Tom Hardy's Bane & Aaron Eckhart's Two-Face Makeup Tests For Nolan's BATMAN Trilogy

Tom Hardy's Bane & Aaron Eckhart's Two-Face Makeup Tests For Nolan's BATMAN Trilogy

New images from The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition show Aaron Eckhart's Harvey Dent/Two-Face makeup tests for The Dark Knight and Tom Hardy's Bane costume tests for The Dark Knight Rises. Hit the jump to check them out.

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Batman Begins: Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city. The Dark Knight: The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Heath Ledger stars as archvillain The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart plays Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes. Returning from Batman Begins are Gary Oldman as Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The Dark Knight Rises: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
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3DWitchHunt - 9/23/2013, 8:53 PM
Those were auditions?
Interesting seeing as how theyre both in costume and Eckhart in makeup
MegatronLP9 - 9/23/2013, 9:02 PM
I want to see the Heath Ledger audition
JatevinM - 9/23/2013, 9:06 PM
They're probably screen tests instead of auditions.
jimoakley666 - 9/23/2013, 9:09 PM
Costume tests, is what they are.
CharlesLord - 9/23/2013, 9:19 PM
he looks massive in that first picture
Clainer - 9/23/2013, 9:23 PM
Heath Ledger didn't audition. Was given the part by Nolan before a script was even written.
Dick - 9/23/2013, 9:24 PM
I have doubts when Bane was picked as a villain in DKR but Nolan's version kicked some serious ass! The movie Dark Knight Rises reminds me of Frank Millers' Dark Knight Returns. Bane looks and acts a lot like the Mutant leader from the comics who broke an old Batman who came out of retirement while the mutant gang were watching. And the scene where the mutant gang let the criminals out in prison to bring chaos to Gotham streets seemed a lot like when Bane let the criminals out of prison too and let them bring chaos to Gotham streets.

bbarber2323 - 9/23/2013, 9:31 PM
Did Levi get banned?
TyrantBossMedia - 9/23/2013, 9:33 PM
While I loved The Dark Knight, there is one major part that I seriously disagreed with...and that was Two Face. Not his existence but the following:
a) His sudden evolution from law biding Harvey Dent to a maniacal two face
b) The quick, forced in, use of the Two Face character.
c) The "Death" of Two Face.

Nolan tried to do too much too quickly with that character. He should been turned loose on the city and just disappeared to cause havoc.

Another problem.... the sudden explanation...Dent is in severe pain, but he is refusing pain medication or any help.

Boy Rachel must be one hell of a lay. She dies and causes Dent to lose his mind, revel in his pain, and become a crazed killer.
And she causes Bruce Wayne to quit being Batman, go into hiding, become a recluse and alienate himself from the entire world.

Dick - 9/23/2013, 9:36 PM
Striking similarities between Returns and Rises...


MarkV - 9/23/2013, 9:38 PM
I hate to say it, but I think there was something "off" about the Two Face CGI.

A great movie, one of my favorites, but Two Face didn't quite click perfectly.
MarkV - 9/23/2013, 9:39 PM
Tyrant Boss, I confirm your comment.
Gnyah123 - 9/23/2013, 9:57 PM
Am I the only one who thinks Vin Disel would of made a good decent bane?? I think he would of been a better choice
Darktower - 9/23/2013, 9:59 PM
JamesMan - 9/23/2013, 10:10 PM

Are you suggesting that Vin Diesel is a better actor than Tom Hardy?

l0rdleg0las - 9/23/2013, 10:10 PM
Aaron Eckhart the best villain and best performance of anyone in the entire trilogy. Nolan shit the bed not putting him in the turd called TDKR
PenditaMarah - 9/23/2013, 10:12 PM
I would like to say,harvey dent's two face in tdk looks badass.first time I saw it,I was like,"omg,that was terrifying!!"
PenditaMarah - 9/23/2013, 10:14 PM
I'm sorry,lorlegolas,aaron eckhart was a best,but heath ledger is the best.he sets a new definition of what joker should act like.heath ledger's joker influencing lee bermejo's "the joker" story.
SnapperCarr - 9/23/2013, 10:22 PM
@Dick The movie took inspiration from Dark knight Returns
l0rdleg0las - 9/23/2013, 10:24 PM

I am not taking anything away from Heath. He was awesome and you will never hear me say otherwise. But Eckhart was tasked with a far more daunting job as an actor for that role. He had to play charismatic and cocky in a way that leads the audience to loving the guy and being heartbroken at his downfall. He then has to play completely unhinged, but in a way that still keeps the audience captivated and in the back of their minds still feeling for the character and understanding his motivations. There were nuances to his performance that no one else in the cast came close to matching.

Heath played unhinged and psychotic incredibly, but that is all he was asked to do. He was turned loose to be crazy and shocking.

At the end of the day, I watch TDK not for Batman, and not for the Joker, I watch it for Harvey Dent. Eckhart is the heart and soul of that movie.
DEATHbyEXILE - 9/23/2013, 10:31 PM
Did Eckhart shave half his head?
AztecaAguilar04 - 9/23/2013, 10:34 PM
Mike89 - 9/23/2013, 10:58 PM
Despite Heaths amazing Performance, i thought Aaron Eckart had the second best performance in TDK. His first scene as Two Face was unnerving that you almost didn't want to see his half Burnt face.

BrowniesExplode - 9/24/2013, 12:07 AM
I think if the dark knight rises was longer it could have been great like the first two.
MightyZeus - 9/24/2013, 12:27 AM
Harvey Dent/ Two Face is one of my favorite character's of the trilogy.
Emjeed - 9/24/2013, 2:00 AM
Just Ordered mine lastnight! This.. and Man Of Steel when it comes out on Bluray are gonna my favorite past times during my deployment
Ichaos - 9/24/2013, 3:21 AM
@Dick The Nolan Batman series borrowed VERY heavily from The Dark Knight Returns. Heck there were some lines lifted directly from it. They also obviously lifted the famous Bane breaking Batmans back story line which I have no clue in the movie how he healed from that kind of wound so quickly. Even the comics it took a lot longer. Batman Begins obviously lifted a lot from the Batman Year 1 books.
MrReese - 9/24/2013, 3:22 AM
Bane was boss!
Ichaos - 9/24/2013, 3:23 AM
@Mantinium I am a comic fan not a DC or a Marvel fan but I do like Batman and Scarecrow was handled poorly by Nolan. Above all other characters it felt it screamed we apologize your watching a comic book movie. Bane was ok but they could gone the Steroid/serum route.
typicalfanboy - 9/24/2013, 6:51 AM
I posted here last night when the title was "...Auditions" and i said it was a costume/makeup test. Then my post was deleted because I said the poster didn't know what an audition was. Fascist.
DarthBooty - 9/24/2013, 8:54 AM
I agree with MarkV. They should have done as much they possibly could have with make up and just the gap in the jaw and eye should have been cg. Another thing that bothered me is that his hand and eye on the scared side were still perfect and unscathed.

However, with all that said, the Dark Knight is still one of my favorite and, to me, one of the best movies of all time!
Nivekian - 9/24/2013, 9:24 AM
This guy was Ra's Al Ghul's bodyguard Ubu who assisted Talia, that wasn't Bane. Mixed with the Mutant leader from Dark Knight Returns. He's unstoppable, unless you pop his hoses off his mask. Such a badly written wasted character.
sexfoodcomics - 9/24/2013, 10:09 AM
To me to hardys bane is one of the top 3 best villains in comic book movie history. So freaking bad ass.
FoxForce5 - 9/24/2013, 10:16 AM
@ McGee: That video was messed up, disturbing and it completely inappropriate!!!

On top of that, I nearly choked to death laughing so hard! I agree, way better ending the what we got!!!
AsianVersionOfET - 9/24/2013, 2:00 PM
So awesome. Tom Hardy is un-[frick]in real.
datNAMEtho - 9/24/2013, 2:00 PM
Two absolutely fantastic villains!!!!!!!!!! Shame Harvey Two-Face didn't get any IMAX shots......

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