Some fans are still concerned about Bane's muffled speech in The Dark Knight Rises. But they shouldn't worry, because his portrayer, Tom Hardy, has heard their cries. And the actor has finally given his two cents in the great Bane debate.
At the premiere of his latest film, This Means War, Hardy spoke to MTV News about what's been on all of our minds—Bane's voice. Back in December, Warner Bros. presented a six-minute sneak peek of The Dark Knight Rises in front of select IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol. The footage looked great, but the audio was less than stellar.
Fans and members of the press complained that Bane's dialogue was incomprehensible. But despite the harsh criticism, Hardy remains unfazed.
"I trust [director] Christopher Nolan implicitly. I'm not worried at all about people understanding him mumbling away," Hardy said.
But the actor admits he's read some colorful comments about his garbled speech. And he finds them amusing. Hardy joked, "I have seen some brilliant stuff online about [my mumbling] 'Mmmm ... Batman doesn't beat up retards!,' which I thought was very funny. I enjoyed that."
The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters everywhere July 20.