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Watch: Clip From 'The Dark Knight Rises' DVD Extras About Tom Hardy's Transformation Into Bane Plus Early Concept Art

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 21, 2012 4:35 PM
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Tom Hardy Bane The Dark Knight Rises BTS

More goodies from "The Dark Knight Rises" as you head into your Thanksgiving weekend. In case you missed it, earlier today a whopping 45 photos dropped from the movie, all centered around the vicious mid-film battle between Batman and Bane, showing the intensive work that went into constructing that memorable sequence. And now, we're going to take one step further back to see how Tom Hardy transformed himself in the first place.

A clip from the upcoming home video extras will give you a peek behind Hardy's weight gain so he could be fully beefed as Bane. But perhaps more intriguingly is the concept artwork for Bane, along with an image of the actor pre-CGI, just hanging out in an office with his tats wearing the iconic mask. Yep, still looks pretty intimidating.

Anyway, take a peek at everything below. "The Dark Knight Rises" arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download December 3rd in the U.K. and December 4th in the U.S. [The Sun/ScreenCrush]
TDKR Concept Art
TDKR Concept Art
TDKR Concept Art
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  • Hammad | December 10, 2013 11:59 PMReply

    Ohh I loved the character in the movie..better than the comic version. Tom Hardy pulled it off so well...OMG especially the mask and tom hardy bane coat which you can order online from

  • KEN | November 21, 2012 4:54 PMReply

    I understand that Bane character is very hard to pull off in a feature film but TDKR Bane design is awful. Early designs are not better either. I like Hardy but Nolan should have cast someone with better physique. Sorry... Hardy was just fat. Bale seemed to be better built than Hardy, Wasn't Batman supposed to be physically weaker than Bane?

  • Kay | November 23, 2012 12:32 AM

    Lol, fat? Are you for real? He added 30 pounds of muscle in such a short production time, not fat. You need to stop the jealousy and give the man credit when it's due.

    He WAS physically weaker than Bane. Hence why he got his ass kicked in the first fight.

  • afasd | November 22, 2012 10:06 AM

    Hollywood actors change their body weight quickly because they have good trainers, programs and diet. They have months to build muscle before the filming starts. Snyder's 300 and Refn's Bronson have some DVD extras where they show how these guys train. They don't need steroids.

  • Sean | November 21, 2012 9:06 PM

    DAAAMMMMM some1 is straight up a HATER! Wtf did u say "fat" ?!?! Some1 should get their eyes checked he was massive dude! But on another note its incredible how some of these few actors in Hollywood (Denzel, Christian, Tom, Ryan Reynolds) drastically change their body weight & SO QUICKLY!.... (secretly I wonder if they use any drugs to help them out, cuz their not athletes I mean they can sure y not)..... Hmmmmmmm *rubs chin* dunno, tough call

  • Dan | November 21, 2012 6:04 PM

    If Tom Hardy was fat in this movie, the rest of the male population in this country is in big trouble.

  • Dan | November 21, 2012 6:04 PM

    If Tom Hardy was fat in this movie, the rest of the male population in this country is in big trouble.

  • Chris | November 21, 2012 5:29 PM

    Fück off, you trolls are getting more and more desperate. Move on with your life if you know what that even is!

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