Empire Subscribers Cover Features An Awesome New Official Image Of Tom Hardy As Bane!

Some very lucky people have today received the exclusive subscribers only cover for Empire Magazine and it features a very atmospheric and cool new image of Tom Hardy suited up as the villainous Bane! Check it out...

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By Josh Wilding - 11/21/2011
Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight. Batman is now hunted by the law led by his friend Commisioner Gordon for taking the blame of Harvey Dent's murders and protecting his reputation. He must quickly deal with the arrival of new villain Bane who is bent on the destruction and chaos of Gotham City, face old wounds and get a handle on the enigmatic Selina Kyle before his city is lost for good.


Hoping for Catwoman? Well, I'm afraid it looks as if Warner Bros. are still keeping her under wraps for the time being, but they have seen fit to allow Empire Magazine to release yet another official image of Bane on their subscribers only cover. The site has not yet unveiled this officially, but here is a photo uploaded to Twitter by @dotstarss.



STARRING:

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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Source: Empire Magazine
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MisterJay - 11/21/2011, 3:05 AM
now thats bane
MisterJay - 11/21/2011, 3:05 AM
first:D!!
VictorHugo - 11/21/2011, 3:06 AM
On the giant screen, with the thundering soundtrack, this Bane will give us nightmares.
AlcoholicA - 11/21/2011, 3:12 AM
Right lighting and angle makes him look a lot bigger. I'm thinking Nolan had the brains to film him with that in mind.
croniccris - 11/21/2011, 3:13 AM
haha awesome...
marvel72 - 11/21/2011, 3:13 AM
best photo of him,but the mask is still shit.
GUNSMITH - 11/21/2011, 3:16 AM


HE LOOKS BIGGER THERE. I'M TRYING TO NOT THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW AND KEEPING AN OPEN MIND ABOUT IT BECAUSE NOLAN'S APPROACH IS NOT HOW ANY OTHER DIRECTOR WOULD APPROACH TAKING ON BATMAN. HECK WE TAKE ONE LOOK AT THIS NEW BANE AND AUTOMATICALLY QUESTION WHY THIS AND THAT, SOME DON'T CARE, COMIC FANS WILL ATTACK THE LOOK BECAUSE OF HIS SIZE OR WHAT..JUST LIKE THE JOKER HE'S GIVING US SOMETHING NEW. I'M READY TO SIT IN A THEATER, EVEN IF THE MOVIE GOES FOR THREE HOURS, I'M READY TO SEE WHAT HE'S DOING WITH THIS...
rbfn04 - 11/21/2011, 3:17 AM
GUNSMITH - 11/21/2011, 3:20 AM
LOL RBNFN04!
MrReese - 11/21/2011, 3:21 AM
Bane looks badass!!!!!!!!!!!
Dynamo - 11/21/2011, 3:23 AM
This movie looks [frick]ing stupendous!
QuietStorm - 11/21/2011, 3:28 AM
Looks great but damnit I wanna see how he gets pumped up. CAN'T WAIT
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/21/2011, 3:30 AM
Yes so far best pic of him.
blvdnoise - 11/21/2011, 3:34 AM
"On the giant screen, with the thundering soundtrack, this Bane will give us nightmares." -Victor Hugo
Jolt17 - 11/21/2011, 3:35 AM
That's Bane...yes. Quite honestly now this movie looks way better, after those boring set pictures. Keep things like these coming and it'll shape up even better for me. :)
MrSuperheromoviefan - 11/21/2011, 3:41 AM
awesome pic
Rahman - 11/21/2011, 3:44 AM
this is huge..........!!!
95 - 11/21/2011, 3:52 AM
That's a great cover. Great angle, makes me confident that he'll be massive on DP Pfister's reels.
miguelus - 11/21/2011, 3:53 AM
...you go tommy!! you show them haters how you be working them big guns you got! looking all badass and shit! lol...
SageMode - 11/21/2011, 4:09 AM
Eh, cooler than his other pictures. Still hate the mask though
PaulRom - 11/21/2011, 4:14 AM
Looking pretty big there.
comiccow6 - 11/21/2011, 4:16 AM
That image is awesome! If you look closely, it looks like Bane's mask is a giant mouth with big teeth.
NeoBaggins - 11/21/2011, 4:19 AM
Undeniable. I was wondering if he would be cut. The other mag pics and this one says... YES. And he looks menacing.

Can't [frick]ing wait til the footage hits.
Mrcool210 - 11/21/2011, 4:25 AM
alright they got one thing right, he is huge thumb up ofr that :D. but his mask just still looks really bad
NeoBaggins - 11/21/2011, 4:28 AM
The mask looks the sickest I've seen it since the pics started.
MovieMaster - 11/21/2011, 4:46 AM
He's [frick]ing huge!!!
darthbobtarkas - 11/21/2011, 4:53 AM
Now THAT is brilliant!
BANE OH JOY ITS BANE.
HarveyDent88 - 11/21/2011, 5:02 AM
EPIC......
dmm5 - 11/21/2011, 5:09 AM
My only complaint is the height....

Everything else about Bane is PERFECT
StrangerX - 11/21/2011, 5:20 AM
Can't [frick]ing wait. He looks so much better without the tattoos
HarveyDent88 - 11/21/2011, 5:36 AM
@StrangerX Agree!
CBMfan001 - 11/21/2011, 5:38 AM
Bane looks EPIC,the best villain to follow up the joker,the only villain that can offer a challenge to batman,just like in comics.
RunDTC - 11/21/2011, 5:50 AM
THAT look awesome.

that's what she said
marvel72 - 11/21/2011, 5:59 AM
@ skulldeath

no i'm not a rey mysterio fanboy,but i do prefer the look from the comics.
SHHH - 11/21/2011, 6:02 AM
This Is Better Than Lookin Like Nacho Libre Mask...
sheebz - 11/21/2011, 6:06 AM
@Rbfn04 LMFAO superstar!! that's too funny
Ranger14 - 11/21/2011, 6:19 AM
Rbfn04@ lol...so true. I will reserve the "he's huge" talk until we see what he looks like in the film. All the other images we have seen to date indicate he isn't that big and he won't be walking around with his arms crossed like that the whole film.
dahamma - 11/21/2011, 6:20 AM
i gotta admit this is a much better pic of him
soforizo - 11/21/2011, 6:46 AM
The kool-aid must be extra spiked today, cuz lets just say I could understand all the fanboy howling if that was Bane pre-serum. =(
marvel72 - 11/21/2011, 7:00 AM
@ illwill

why not? if chris nolan is this supposed "god of a film maker" (rolls eyes) he would of made it work.

as i said the cover is the best photo i've seen of bane,shame the mask actually the whole look of bane is shit.
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