Despite reports that The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan would not change the audio for the character Bane (Tom Hardy) – after consensus-wide complaints that he was difficult to understand in the film’s recently released prologue – Collider is citing a source that claims otherwise.
The source says that in some theaters, before Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the Dark Knight Rises prologue has changed, with background noise being reduced to make Bane’s words more clear. Allegedly, viewers of the improved prologue had no problems understanding the Batman villain.
Here’s what the source had to say:
A friend of mine who is an IMAX projectionist told me they received a new soundtrack for the Dark Knight Rises prologue. He said it’s now a combo soundtrack with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, but the cool thing about this is that they’ve cleaned up the dialogue. They’ve gone in and lowered the background noise of the plane and other things, thus making Bane’s dialogue clearer and more understandable. He asked some people after they left the movie if they could understand Bane and they all said they had no issue understanding him, and were excited for the movie.
Personally – I don’t have a problem with this at all. They didn’t change Bane; they just changed the background noise. If that makes the movie easier to comprehend, I’m okay with the alteration.