Missing Dark Knight Rises scenes told Bane backstory

News Glen Chapman 8 Aug 2012 - 06:13

In a recent interview, costume designer Lindy Hemming has revealed details of scenes that didn't make the theatrical release...

This news piece contains the inevitable spoiler or two for anyone yet to see The Dark Knight Rises.

With The Dark Knight Rises clocking in at 164 minutes, you wouldn't have thought that too much key material would have been left on the cutting room floor, but according to costume designer Lindy Hemming when she was recently interviewed by GQ magazine, this might still be the case.The scenes involve some backstory for Bane, and needless to say, there are some spoilers. Here's what she has to say about them:

“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.”

Hemming was made aware that the scene wasn't in the film and 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.”

It's not a great surprise that the scenes were cut, given how the backstory of Bane involves some trickery on the filmmakers' part, and it would have certainly been a different film had the above scenes been included. Fingers crossed they make an appearance on the Blu-ray release.

GQ

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This needs to be in the extras. I liked the movie but it would be Bane I would watch it again for.

Thats a massive bloody shame that I hadn't included that scene. I found Bane to be such an intriguing character and would have loved to have known more about him. "I was born in the shadows, I didn't see daylight until I was a man" - Oh really? Tell me more...

There's a moment in the film where Dr pavel is turning the fusion reactor into the bomb. bane is sat down next to the control panel and when he stands up saying the line "i hope for your families sake it is" he makes the sound of a man with a bad back. the kind you hear your granddad make when he gets up. this article explains a lot.

When Batman and CatWoman fought side by side it must have been an ode to Schumacher....How did he completely screw up his Batman 3.....It was a toy commercial with all the emotion of a quick wank. 1 & 2 were so much better.
Bane was an idiot and his death was pointless...why build a villain up like that and just dispose of him? Thats right another shot of the Batwing...we got toys to sell afterall.
You went soft Nolan, I wanted to actually see Batman (Where was he in part 3?) goto where the first two films hadn't gone and you bottled it mate for schmaltz. Youre Fired!

Bane built up too much? I thought throughout the film they made it abundantly clear what Bane was; a Mercenary and a terrorist. He was a pawn in Talia's game, having supposedly helped her escape the prison. We are meant to think that he is the main villain the whole time, and he does what he was created in the comics for, breaks the Bat. But when all is done, he is shown to be nothing more than a glorified henchman.

I repeat Shumacher would have been proud of that moment....Get to Toys R Us and buy your Nuclear Bomb proof Batman action figure...

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