‘The Dark Knight Rises’ set photos reveal Tom Hardy as Bane [Update]

A major The Dark Knight Rises scene is being filmed today in Pittsburgh, and we have our first good look at Tom Hardy as Bane. He’s wearing his mask and a military vest with cargo pants, as well as a leather trench coat.  There are more pictures and even a video coming soon. For now check out some more pictures at the source link, and come back later for more!

Update: Added some more photos after the break. Thanks Just Jared!

Update #2: subaruwrxfan is back with another 1080p video! He captured footage of Tom Hardy performing this scene. Check it out after the break.


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  • http://twitter.com/SDLRob Rob Dean

    Whoa…. and the camo tumblers ARE part of his group!!!!

  • Jaskarans947

    nice

  • iamBATMAN

    Oh my fuckin god! BANE!!

  • Gonorrea99

    Jesus fucking Christ!!!

  • Lgallardo21

    Dam that’s crazy good

  • Bane Hardy

    HE LOOKS AWESOME!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Henry-Sanchez/8834165 Henry Sanchez

    WOW SICK!!! I cant wait for the movie!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Henry-Sanchez/8834165 Henry Sanchez

    WOW SICK!!! I cant wait for the movie!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Henry-Sanchez/8834165 Henry Sanchez

    WOW SICK!!! I cant wait for the movie!!!

  • http://twitter.com/notrip sean northrip

     this is gonna be insane, him ripping up harvey dents pic in front of the prison!!! riots!!! prison break!!! this scene is gonna be so Crazy GOOD!!!

    • Gdekela

      And how do we know it’s a picture of Dent???

  • Marv23

    This Looks Epic!!!!

  • Marv23

    This Looks Epic!!!!

  • Bubba

    Wow…just made my day.  It looks like this Bane isn’t gonna be a monster like in the comics but just a muscular dude.  In one of the pics there is an army guy (an extra maybe) who looks to have similar muscularity as Hardy. 

    Now I’m super curious as to how this is gonna play out….I am pretty surprised at how realistic he looks.  Maybe he won’t break batman’s back after all…or at least if he does it won’t be anything like the iconic picture with batman over his knee…

  • Bubba

    Wow…just made my day.  It looks like this Bane isn’t gonna be a monster like in the comics but just a muscular dude.  In one of the pics there is an army guy (an extra maybe) who looks to have similar muscularity as Hardy. 

    Now I’m super curious as to how this is gonna play out….I am pretty surprised at how realistic he looks.  Maybe he won’t break batman’s back after all…or at least if he does it won’t be anything like the iconic picture with batman over his knee…

  • ace995

    Bane looks awsome in that outfit, and it looks like he has got a hardcore army gang of escaped prisoners dressed in military uniform to back him up!!! WOW Batman is gonna have a much harder time with Bane then he had with the Joker lol 

  • ace995

    Bane looks awsome in that outfit, and it looks like he has got a hardcore army gang of escaped prisoners dressed in military uniform to back him up!!! WOW Batman is gonna have a much harder time with Bane then he had with the Joker lol 

  • ace995

    Bane looks awesome in that outfit, and it looks like he has got a hardcore army gang of escaped prisoners dressed in military uniform to back him up!!! WOW Batman is gonna have a much harder time with Bane then he had with the Joker lol

  • eli995

    Bane looks awsome in that outfit, and it looks like he has got a hardcore army gang of escaped prisoners dressed in military uniform to back him up!!! WOW Batman is gonna have a much harder time with Bane then he had with the Joker lol

  • raexman

    Dammit… I didn’t … why?… Jesus!
    Wouldn’t this be considered kind of a spoiler?
    I don’t want to be that guy, but, I wanted to wait for the official pics, and this kind of spoiled it for me, in a good way, I went “NOOOOO… OH MY GOD! It’s awesome!”.

    • Vander

      No offense, but why the hell are you on this site if you don’t want spoilers?  What are you expecting to get here?  Jesus.  So you’re dying for “information” about the movie but “do not want to know anything about it” at the same time.  Check yourself, mate.  You’re a fucking paradox.

      • Anonymous

        I beg to differ. There’s a clear distinction between wanting to know more about TDKR, and wanting spoilers. I primarily use this site for official news, such as teasers,trailers,photos and interviews. And I also consider this a major spoiler and think it’s a shame that it hasn’t been presented as such. 

  • AndrewE

    I fortunately am going to be an extra in the film this week in Pittsburgh and can’t wait to be near such an awesome cast!! Thank god the tumblers will be there while I am there!!!!

  • Wyd2m

    Have a sad feeling these pictures will actually be better than the way he delivers lines in the movie.

  • Wyd2m

    Have a sad feeling these pictures will actually be better than the way he delivers lines in the movie.

  • h4v0k_528491

    wonder if they will get pics of anne hathaway as catwoman. How do u think she even fits in with the story? i also wonder how she became who she is and stuff

  • h4v0k_528491

    wonder if they will get pics of anne hathaway as catwoman. How do u think she even fits in with the story? i also wonder how she became who she is and stuff

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AAS635TE7BR7OJDZICFQU63RVU X- BOY

    Oh my God! Tell me I’m just seeing things

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  • DevGau614

    So… it looks like Bane is standing on what was a tumbler…  Told you he was wearing something like BDUs…

  • DevGau614

    So… it looks like Bane is standing on what was a tumbler…  Told you he was wearing something like BDUs…

  • MetropolisFootballteam

    bane mobilizes hes facist/nazi team.. great

  • TDKR2012

    how did bane get his hands on Tumblers??? …. and yeah, looks like he is using 3 of them to break prisoners out or get out of prison.

  • TDKR2012

    how did bane get his hands on Tumblers??? …. and yeah, looks like he is using 3 of them to break prisoners out or get out of prison.

    • MODyssey

      The League of Shadows must have infiltrated Wayne Enterprises

      • RLYHYPERGUY

        Could this be the work of Miranda Tate A.K.A. Talia Al Ghul? We’ll see!

  • Mattbrw08

    i said “OH SNAP!” out loud when i opened this page up haha.  looks awesome!

  • Sammy Doja

    I can’t feel my face………. Bane looks soooooo awesome……..It has begun

  • abw2

    Okay Tom Hardy as Bane kind of looks like Reptile from Mortal Kombat (I’m thinking of the actual film not necessarily the video game itself), primarily/really because of the mask, but all the same, I’m still willing to wait and see just exactly where Nolan’s going with these characters (Bane in particular, never-mind Bruce Wayne/Batman and of course Catwoman and hell, maybe even Commissioner Gordon and Alfred). P :)

  • Thejokersmiles13

    All hail Bane. He looks like he is on a mission to destroy Gotham and Batman, this is goin to be so gnarly and epic. Tom Hardy looks insane in costume as Bane, I’ve said before and i’ll say it again he’s goin to knock it out of the park along with everyone else in this, I expect everyones A game.

  • Anonymous

    Hollllllly sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit. He looks epic.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had this theory about Bane for a while now, in that he’ll be the anti-Joker in a way. The way I see it is that Bane will be driven by a need for total despotic power, whereas the Joker wanted anarchy. Perhaps this tearing up of a picture of Harvey is linked to that, in a way that announces that “I AM THE LAW” whereas Joker wanted no law. Just throwing ideas around…

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      Totally agree! Yeah, fits nicely in the escalation idea, and the full circle story arch… two sides of the same coin! Damn, Harvey would fit nicely in TDKR!

  • Cain

    Amazing outfit. Completely different from the comics and yet somehow maintains that bad ass essence that is Bane.  

    I think the most interesting thing here is that the shooting is taking place in daylight. A villain in daylight!

  • Jonnyknows

    So Bane is a soldier………

  • Lalinuq9e

    The prision break is going to be the first scene of the movie

  • Cinejimaniac

    You talked about Reptile from MK. I talk about Liquid Ocelot from Metal Gear Solid 4… and I LOVE IT!

  • Anonymous

    Carnt wait to hear , how he sounds , will the mask !

  • Anonymous

    BANE + 3 TUMBLERS = Wayne Enterprises insider = Miranda Tate

    • Antrozous

      That´s exactly my guess. Talia will steal the Tumbler blueprints or even the new developed Tumblers since I don´t see LOS having the time to build these from scratch…

    • Anonymous

      Since the fans have already surmised that Tate is Talia, I wonder how Nolan will do the big reveal. Will he wait until the third act like he did with Ra’s in Batman Begins? Or will it be like Crane and Falcone who had a scene together almost immediately after we first meet Crane? However it’s done, one thing is clear. Talia is proving to be the big villain. I like this approach. Instead of having a villain teamup like we’ve seen in so many movies, Nolan has one villain work for another. I suspect the marketing will be built around Bane to surprise audiences. But I like how Nolan is writing Talia. The insider who befriends Wayne while simultaneously helping his enemy. I wonder how Lucius will figure into all of this. If vehicles ade by his company are being used by Bane, that’ll certainly put him in n awkward position.

    • Anonymous

      Since the fans have already surmised that Tate is Talia, I wonder how Nolan will do the big reveal. Will he wait until the third act like he did with Ra’s in Batman Begins? Or will it be like Crane and Falcone who had a scene together almost immediately after we first meet Crane? However it’s done, one thing is clear. Talia is proving to be the big villain. I like this approach. Instead of having a villain teamup like we’ve seen in so many movies, Nolan has one villain work for another. I suspect the marketing will be built around Bane to surprise audiences. But I like how Nolan is writing Talia. The insider who befriends Wayne while simultaneously helping his enemy. I wonder how Lucius will figure into all of this. If vehicles ade by his company are being used by Bane, that’ll certainly put him in n awkward position.

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      You’re absolutely right! Did you see the new Talia spy pics??

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      You’re absolutely right! Did you see the new Talia spy pics??

  • Sammy Doja

    I can’t stop watching this.This is going to be the best Movie of my life!!!!!!!.Thanks for everthing.Bane is going to be relentless and the best villian of all time in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Saga.I love them all but i really wanna see Batman be pushed soooo far that he must rise against a force that can’t be controlled by muscle/fear.I love the fact that Batman gets beat up and has to heal/learn the true meaning of what he’s fighting for and then kick Bane’s ass LMAO. It show’s he’s only flesh and blood.The training is nothing but the will is everything.Much Love to all the fans of Batman-News and itself

  • Bat-Kevo

    Hey what’s up Bat-Kevo here live from Pittsburg :-) just got done with a scene break time for about 20 min then back to work I’m glad it’s not HOT yet lol but BTW how is everyone enjoying the 1st look at Bane with all his gear on :-) I know I loved it comment if u like well I have to head back soon they want to change something and they want to talk it over with us check u guys out later Bat-Kevo Out

    • John

      considering you can’t even spell Pittsburgh correctly im gonna say ur fibbing.

    • John

      considering you can’t even spell Pittsburgh correctly im gonna say ur fibbing.

      • Bat-Kevo

        Do I smell a hater lol I was in. Rush bro sorry I’m not the best like u

        • Sammy Doja

          I Think he got the memo LMAO Keep doin what your doin and Good job on the updates bro

      • Sammy Doja

        Hey john why dont you shut the hell up you hater…….DID YOU GET THE MEMO?

  • Anonymous

    Exactly what i wanted to see , Famous Gotham locations = ) love the Dent dedication !

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      Perfect!

    • http://www.facebook.com/chrisdwhelan Chris Whelan

      LOVE the attention to detail!

  • Antrozous

    So what do we have here? Let´s see:

    - Bane & Co. attack Gotham Prison in order to free the inmates

    - We seems to be doing some sort of public statement via Gotham News

    - This para-military mission takes place in broad daylight so no Batman to save the day

    - Bane aparently has 3(!) Tumblers at his disposal

    - Gordon is there and so is Miranda Tate aparently

    I wonder in wich part of the story this scene take place, I mean it would be kind of awkard beginning the film with camo Tumblers down the street and why is Marion Cotillard there? Hmm questions questions….

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      Must be the near movie closure… which is major spoilerish! And now even more, ’cause the releasing of new spy pics of a certain new character…

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      Must be the near movie closure… which is major spoilerish! And now even more, ’cause the releasing of new spy pics of a certain new character…

  • Anonymous

    Its crazy how they can shoot in the middle of summer , but when we see that scene in the movie it will be snowing and winter , i guess thats why they call it movie magic !

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      Do you liked the batsuit at daylight? Looks fantastic for me!

      • Anonymous

        Yeah ! You know desperate times call for desperate measures , so fighting in day light is fine by me , also you have your snow = )

  • Anonymous

    I know its not going to happen , this way , so before people start saying ” NO WAY ” I know !

    But when he tossed that paper , that looked like cards , he could of been talking about  , The Joker , it seems to me , Bane needs to pad out his army with , Black Gate crimanals , this could be a speech , on how close The Joker , took Batman to the edge , if they join him he will finish the job

  • Anonymous

    I know its not going to happen , this way , so before people start saying ” NO WAY ” I know !

    But when he tossed that paper , that looked like cards , he could of been talking about  , The Joker , it seems to me , Bane needs to pad out his army with , Black Gate crimanals , this could be a speech , on how close The Joker , took Batman to the edge , if they join him he will finish the job

  • WhySoSerious67

    anybody know why it looks like he is talking into the camera and in the picture (#1) on the bottom of the pole it says risk it  anyone think that that has anything to do with the movie? 

  • Bazman05

    Does improve on the old Bane but not much.

  • Anonymous

    Bane looks so badass… I’m seeing shit talk on other sites and seriously I can’t fathom what their problem is, f*ck the haters.

  • BatFan

    He’s Wearing Winter Cloths in the Summer …. He Must Be BURNING !! xP
    About the look , i like it … i think its more realistic and Badass Except for the Coat which i think is for the Winter Shot only (i hope xP)
    But What i’m Really Doubting is how are they gonna pull of the Hardy Hieght problem ??any Ideas ?

    • Ryan17

      You can see the camera pointing up at him so this will make him look taller and more threatening

    • Anonymous

      Yeah , thats what is realy making me think , they have obviously found a way to make Hardy look taller , as we see in the final shot of the teaser , but here he is shot in full gear and he is like 5.9 , so , i guess the footage will just be manipulated or and this is a big OR his size could change due to the use of VENOM , we will see !

      • BatFan

        it would be cool if they showed him small but Muscular but then after the Venom he Becomes Taller and Larger !!  

      • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

        Like you said: movie magic! Well, to be honest, my only concern is about Hardy size… and I really don’t believe Nolan will use massive CGI here… maybe TLOTR hobbit size tricks work fine, but this doesn’t looks very Nolan to me. I said this long before: the Bane thing will be more about ATTITUDE, what he’ll do, he’ll be a raging motherfucker, remeber?

    • MODyssey

      It’s all about camera angles.  If you want to make something look bigger than it is, shoot up from underneath it. For example, here are two of my smallest Star Wars figures, but because I shot them from beneath them looking up, they look much larger.

  • http://twitter.com/andrew390 Mr.Blue

    Bane is looking fucking good.

  • http://www.chaosjester.blogspot.com Manos Jester

    He looks like an ultra crazy /hobo/super mutant/ post-apocalyptic scavenger/ serial rapist.
    I love him.

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      Hell yeah!! And, he looks A LOT the mutant leader from TDK comic book!

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      Hell yeah!! And, he looks A LOT the mutant leader from TDK comic book!

  • Slipstreem1

    Ew. Bane looks like crap…not that he wasn’t a crappy character anyways…

    • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

      I always hated Bane from comics… luchador mask? Tubes attached to him? SM outfit? Gay and ridiculous… now he got some respectful badass appearance!

    • Sammy Doja

      No Imagination what so ever.Bane is the ultimate challenge for Batman and you think that’s a crappy character???

  • Slipstreem1

    oh i see…negative3 comments here get deleted…lame.

  • antiph0bia

    This is amazing footage! Where was this kinda stuff when Heath Ledger was the Joker?

  • buriedwithchildrenmetal

    looks as if he is going to bring the fight to the daylight

  • Anonymous

    Damn, will be epic!

  • Anonymous

    Damn, will be epic!

  • Sammy Doja

    I wanna throw this out here.Did anyone notice Bane hunching over pain like around 1:20 maybe It’s a little sideeffect from the venom???? Or do you think it was just a close up of Bane talking in the camera? 

    • Ryan17

      Nice idea about the side effect

      • Ryan17

        That might be the only way batman can defeat him when bane is having the side effect !

  • http://grauskala.blogspot.com/ Willie

    And these are just set pics, spy pics! He looks great… some sort of paramilitary guerrila soldier! He looks a lot the mutant Leader from Miller’s TDK comic book!The most important thing will be his attitude, what he’ll do… Seems like he’s doing some riot speech or something… Man, I’m excited!I know it!!! The tumblers will be used by the enemies!

  • Swedish_tea

    Is the Riddler gona b in this?

    • http://twitter.com/_Corporal Corporal

      no not that we know of

  • Swedish_tea

    Is the Riddler gona b in this?

  • TheJoker33

    yeah Im pretty sure the camo tumblers is part of bane’s group or his.

  • Agro_nick_18

    I’m really looking forward to the Dark Knight Rises, when I first heard of who the villians were, I was excited and wanted to see howd they look. I was shocked with excitment when I first saw the image of Bane, I love the mask, and cant wait to see Tom Hardys portrayal, Jeep Swenson was perfect for the role, sadly the character was thugishn a bit of a doofus, yet I love Batman and Robin, and from there Bane became my fave Batman villian, Tom will do great, his is a fine actor

    • BaneAlGhul

      no disrespect but jeep swenson was not perfect for the role, he was just a big muscleman wrestler and not an actor, its the actor part that counts more than the muscles, as you can see with tom hardy can provide both and is an extremely talented actor, and will definetely bring a great portrayal of Bane.

  • Carbonenduro

    Interesting to see pictures today in some of the UK papers of Bane’s pants being spilt down the side i.e room to expand and also notice the scarring line on the back of banes neck in some the pictures – maybe because Bane grows after the Venom- but is this too far for Nolan?

    • Carbonenduro

      That should read split not spilt.

  • Ian Dyas

    bane on the tumbler!!! absolutely scary.

    • http://twitter.com/_Corporal Corporal

      was just thinking to my self, WHY IS HE ON THE TUMBLER??
       

  • Ian Dyas

    bane on the tumbler!!! absolutely scary.

  • Ian Dyas

    bane on the tumbler!!! absolutely scary.

  • Ian Dyas

    bane on the tumbler!!! absolutely scary.

  • Ian Dyas

    bane on the tumbler!!! absolutely scary.

  • Ian Dyas

    bane on the tumbler!!! absolutely scary.

  • christopher bust

    Wicked Shit… fucking great!!! I can’t wait to see it. I still believe that the Joker will play a role in this movie. When you take a closer look at the poster below, there is this small burning card on the right. Do you think this is some kind of hint?  

  • Juan P. Cajina

    Waiting!!!!!

  • Juan P. Cajina

    Waiting!!!!!

  • Juan P. Cajina

    Waiting!!!!!

  • Juan P. Cajina

    Waiting!!!!!

  • Davidmalone

    hey all batman fans,looking forword to the new batman….i here theres going to be one or two surpises in it 

  • Davidmalone

    hey all batman fans,looking forword to the new batman….i here theres going to be one or two surpises in it