Batman ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ First Photo of Bane

With the Bat-sequel now shooting, Christopher Nolan reveals the big bad who will square off against Batman

By Tim Kenneally
TheWrap.com

With production of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Batman flick “The Dark Knight Rises” now in production, the first scintillating glimpse of the film has emerged, in the form of this photo featuring “Inception” actor Tom Hardy in character as bad guy Bane.

For those unfamiliar with comic-book lore, Bane developed a bad attitude in the penal system of fiction Caribbean republic Santa Prisca, and derives his superhuman strength from an experimental drug called Venom. He also enjoys long walks on the beach — but hey, don’t we all?

“The Dark Knight Rises” is in theaters July 20, 2012. In the meantime, enjoy the advance look.

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