With The Dark Knight Rises currently filming, the production is creating a media frenzy online. The inevitable criticisms and negative comments have begun flooding forums across the internet about whether or not director Christopher Nolan will impress with the Caped Crusader’s last outing. At the center of the skepticism hurricane lies actor Tom Hardy, who is portraying the villain Bane.
Anything that appears online during the development of a film is utterly pointless as it’s just fanboys writing letters of distress after viewing recent set photos. It goes without saying that the crop of shots out of Pittsburgh involving Hardy fully dressed as Bane attract the attention of anyone who knows what the character looks like in the comic books. The floodgates opened with a universal hatred toward how Bane was interpreted and the small stature of Hardy compared to his comic counterpart.
In an interview with CineMovie, it appears as though Hardy has been keeping up with all the gossip and addresses how he feels about upsetting the balance of things.
“I’m at 190. [lbs] Bat-fans want me to be over 220lbs. 400lbs. I’m like dude! Batman is like Superman, Spider-Man — he belongs to so many people. So many people love him. He belongs to them, and when you step into that kind of character, you are going to fail. And be judged. I’m human, and I do read things. I read the comments, and I cry. I can’t cry for everybody. I just give them a job, and be the best that I can be. Just trust me. I trust Nolan.”
The last sentence of his quote is key, just trust Nolan. Remember, this exact same situation happened with Heath Ledger when The Dark Knight was filming, and that was an even harder pill for fans to swallow. Having an actor, who at the time was deemed unworthy, attempting to play one of fiction’s most memorable villains and follow in Jack Nicholson‘s footsteps.
This was no easy feat, but Nolan and Ledger made everything click so easily. So if people are getting worried about Bane not being as big as he should be, then actually listen to Hardy and accept what he has to say. Wait until the movie comes out or trust that Christopher Nolan knows what he is doing, like always. The guy made Inception, in case anyone doubting him had forgotten.