More Photos Of A Bulked Up Tom Hardy Find Their Way Online!

After that picture apparently taken on the set of The Dark Knight Rises was leaked online last week, Tom Hardy himself has posted a few pictures revealing just how much he has in fact bulked up for the role of Bane...

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By Josh Wilding - 4/26/2011
Sending in some photos of himself to TomHardy.org, the British actor has shown off just how much he's bulked up in preparation for his role as Bane in the third installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises. You can see a full gallery of images over at the site, but here are two of the best.





With an all star cast which includes Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Garly 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, The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released on July 20, 2012!





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Jediluke17 - 4/26/2011, 10:58 AM
I am envisioning a rubber-muscle suit for him since Bane is too big for just his normal muscles. If not, its not going too look very impressive.
orgasmicslug - 4/26/2011, 10:58 AM
doesnt look anywhere near big enough
EldeMit - 4/26/2011, 10:59 AM
He's big, yes, but not very ripped at all.
Afterman - 4/26/2011, 10:59 AM
Looking good... still has a ways to go though.
LP4 - 4/26/2011, 11:01 AM
This is actually very impressive!

Reasonnnn - 4/26/2011, 11:02 AM
...And here we go!
eviltattooedguy - 4/26/2011, 11:03 AM
That's a badass car he's got there tho.
MassExecutions - 4/26/2011, 11:04 AM
Yeah, I'm sorry, but he just looks so freaking short! I hope the god of camera angles and lift shoes can save us!
Blackbird - 4/26/2011, 11:04 AM
I am very impressed... about the car!
Blackbird - 4/26/2011, 11:05 AM
I am very impressed... about the car!
ThomasRochester - 4/26/2011, 11:09 AM
shooting doesnt start till what lat may early june? To become ripped you have to bulk up first, with around a month until showtime I think he will go another week of bulking and then the rest getting cut.. its a long process to be badass ;)
Comedian03 - 4/26/2011, 11:09 AM
I think it's interesting that he's wearing a wrap on his both of his hands the way boxers or MMA fighters wear them.

Maybe they're going to give him some kind of fighting background like that.
VictorHugo - 4/26/2011, 11:10 AM
He could play Captain Picard in Star Trek 14.
TheLight - 4/26/2011, 11:11 AM
Yeah, I can't see him as Mad Max anymore.
jazzman - 4/26/2011, 11:14 AM
@Comedian03

u know Tom Hardy been training in so MMA for along time since he did Bronson.
TorturedXGenius - 4/26/2011, 11:14 AM
he's not going to be a live version of The Hulk people...smh stop expecting that. simple as that.
spidey1994 - 4/26/2011, 11:14 AM
Badass!
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/26/2011, 11:15 AM
He is going to be bad ass!:)

If Heath can tranform from shy gay Cowboy into sadistic Joker. It should be no problem for Hardy to transform into Bane.
soberchimera - 4/26/2011, 11:16 AM
Well I wouldn't want to fight him
NextHero08 - 4/26/2011, 11:17 AM
Its funny how every talks so bad on Nolans choice in actors with his Batman movies yet end up eating their words when they come out. Im just gonna sit back and wait...then laugh.
UncleDrew - 4/26/2011, 11:19 AM
CAN'T WAIT
FlappyJax - 4/26/2011, 11:19 AM
He's a bit bigger than Bale was in Begins, but shorter. Bane should be at least 6 inches taller than Batman. Hardy is a good enough actor, but I'm not seeing how this is gonna work.
Rango - 4/26/2011, 11:20 AM
recession hit Bane :P
SpideyDude - 4/26/2011, 11:24 AM
is this filming at pinewood atm???? I have a studio pass for there....
TheAmarilloBlack - 4/26/2011, 11:25 AM
...Shinzon?
TyrannicalOverlord - 4/26/2011, 11:25 AM
@AlexDeLarge87- Well said!

He's gonna own the character. For all the whiners, do you want an actor or a steroid freak? Seriously, find me an "actor" as big as you think Bane should be who can actually act. I don't think Ah-nuld at his biggest "Conan the Barbarian" size would satisfy some of you, but then again I return to my previous statement.
SuperSpiderMan5778 - 4/26/2011, 11:25 AM
jesus i hope they cgi him in the big hulk like bane or b/c its not nolans style to use much cgi ::rolls eyes:: they can use prosthetics. otherwise a small same size as Batman Bane will be horrible.
marvel72 - 4/26/2011, 11:27 AM
bane needs to be huge,thats alright for mini bane but not full grown.
JackBauer - 4/26/2011, 11:31 AM
@MassExecutions, Rango & marvel72 - LOL!

@VictorHugo - He was Picard's younger, scrawnier clone in Star Trek: Nemesis. For some reason I always picture him in that role.
Matador - 4/26/2011, 11:33 AM
Maybe they'll give him Kiss Moonshoes.
trytan - 4/26/2011, 11:33 AM
I know he can pull it off just based on how well he's been in his previous roles. Hes bigger than he was and I believe they can fix the height and have Him be Bane pre venom. Then CGI the rest of the muscles onto him when he is on venom. I mean look what they did with Two Face using cgi.
@VictorHugo acctually he was Picard's clone in Star Trek Nemesis.
andrew13 - 4/26/2011, 11:33 AM
Gay SUCCEED!
I'd drink his bathwater!
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/26/2011, 11:34 AM
TyrannicalOverlord@ Thanks

By the way maybe they are going to combine Hugo Strange and Bane into same character? That would make it interesting?
I doubt that thou until its official!
rea1dea1stee1 - 4/26/2011, 11:37 AM
this is nolan!! we will be seein a completely new version of bane done nolans way and it will be fantastic the man likes to put his spin on the characters hardy will be great
Ceejay - 4/26/2011, 11:41 AM
Nothing about Michael Keaton was ever Bruce Wayne or Batman, he was short, had crap hair, zero suaveness, looked like an 80's pop reject in his tuxedo and his bat sui was the most ill-fitting costume in the history of comic films. He looked like a joke, his head was HUGE, his fight skills were non-existent, he had more gadgets than James Bond and his lips looked like dried prunes in that mask.

Bale is the only one to ever get the characteristics of Bruce and Batman on screen as well as the fight skills and intellect. Their version of Bane will hopefully not be the idiotic comic version that kept growing beyond reasonable size with each stupid artist. All he has to do is increase to a size of a body builder and no more. The venom should be more about strength than size, he's not Ang Lee's Hulk!
VictorHugo - 4/26/2011, 11:43 AM
Bane´s portrayal in the "Batman: Arkham Asylum" computer game is spot-on and should be the basis for all Bane´s appearances.

The only way to defeat him is throwing batarangs on his nose and making him crush his head on the wall and this should be in the Nolan movie too. :)
jazzman - 4/26/2011, 11:43 AM
u guys are a joke about all this high issue. are u guys going to bring a measuring tape to see how tall he is when watching the movie or something.

@marvel72

Tom Hardy said long time ago this Bane would be different he mention it on the Alan Carr tv show.
VictorHugo - 4/26/2011, 11:50 AM
RamonSuarez: hahaha good one, If Nolan was to make Galactus he would become a illusion caused by excessive use of computers.
NerdReviews - 4/26/2011, 11:52 AM
k @everyone crying about him not being tall enough... youre all slow. It's a movie. they have ways of making people appear taller. Mark strong said sinestro is close to 7 feet tall in GL and he sure as hell isnt.
crazyray - 4/26/2011, 11:53 AM
No shit. The second photo could literally be me. Crazy, I had coupla peons from the office come by, showed them the pic and they asked...where did you get the car?? I had just picked up my poster I had made today too! (The Secret Six cover of Bane in poster size, framed) Gonna be sweet!!!
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