The Dark Knight Rises Bane’s Origin Deleted Scene Information. A clearer version of Bane (Tom Hardy)’s origin was originally a part The Dark Knight Rises (2012) but was cut during the editing process. “In a recent interiview, the film’s costume designer tells of a Bane sequence that would have provided a look into the character’s early days.”
Lindy Hemming, the costume designer on The Dark Knight Rises, described a key scene in Bane’s origin removed from the final film:
The thing that you should have seen during that sequence is [Bane] being injured in his youth. So one of the fundamental things about his costume is that he has this scar from the back injury. Even if he hasn’t got the bulletproof vest on, he still has to wear the waist belt and the braces. In that scene in the prison, where he’s learning to fight the same way Batman learned to fight, he’s wearing an early version of his waist belt. It’s showing support, but it’s not the finished one he eventually wears. He’s also wearing an early version of his gas mask, all glued together … If you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask.
I had no idea that the vest Bane was wearing was a back brace. I wish I had when I was watching the film.
When told that the injury scene described above is not actually in The Dark Knight Rises, Lindy Hemming said:
Well that’s an awful shame, but I suppose you have to cut things. I won’t elaborate on it too much, because it isn’t in the film, but there was another section that showed you why he had the mask and where it came from.
On the structure of The Dark Knight Rises and why the Bane injury origin story did not fit in with it:
Given the way The Dark Knight Rises is structured, with the misdirection about the identity of the child who escaped the prison, there’s really little room for detailed “origin” scenes for Bane. They’d have to come way late in the game, or would contradict the mystery that Nolan & Co. spend the movie building about the child’s prison escape.
The Dark Knight Rises‘ plot synopsis: “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.”
The Dark Knight Rises‘ cast also includes Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Stewart, Daniel Sunjata, Burn Gorman, Diego Klattenhoff, Josh Pence, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Alon Aboutboul, Nestor Carbonell, Brett Cullen, Thomas Lennon, and Juno Temple.
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