Offering the very first official look at Christian Bale as Batman and the second image of Tom Hardy as the villainous Bane, here are the fully revealed Empire Magazine covers.
First up is the villain who is sure to put the fear into Gotham, Bane. Second up is our hero, the Dark Knight himself.
Videos of Bane fighting Batman have been seen, but this is the first chance anyone has had to look at the costume and the man behind the evil.
How he will stack up against the Oscar-winning turn of Heath Ledger as Joker is hard to say…
Impressive does not even begin to describe how these covers look.
I’m hoping that we get a full trailer soon for “The Dark Knight Rises” because I haven’t seen anything of Bane that makes me excited the way The Joker did for “The Dark Knight.” Batman looks like,well, Batman. I have no idea what he’s holding in this picture, but we might just see him turn paparazzi in this movie! Any ideas?
As for Bane, I think he just doesn’t look that scary. The mask looks pretty cool but the rest looks kinda weak. I’m hoping that Bane is more effective on the big screen.
The Dark Knight Rises soars into theaters on July 20, 2012!
Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight. Batman is now hunted by the law led by his friend Commisioner Gordon for taking the blame of Harvey Dent‘s murders and protecting his reputation. He must quickly deal with the arrival of new villain Bane who is bent on the destruction and chaos of Gotham City, face old wounds and get a handle on the enigmatic Selina Kyle before his city is lost for good.
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Source : Empire Online