One near-constant in the Christopher Nolan Batman movies is that he doesn’t spend much time detailing the origins of the villains in each film. (Two-face being an exception, as his origin is woven into The Dark Knight.) The Dark Knight Rises goes into a bit more detail than the two movies that precede it, as it gives us some hint about how the characters that exist at the beginning of the film got to be who they are. But in reality, there’s really not much backstory for Tom Hardy‘s villain Bane.

That’s not how it always was. 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. Naturally, spoilers follow for The Dark Knight Rises. Read More »

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