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Hi, Bryan Here….
Warner Bros. is already prepping the blu-ray and DVD release of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, and according to NukeTheFridge, there will be a Director’s Cut of the film available with a couple of key scenes. We hear that Bane’s origin scene will be added to the film as well as more screen time for Ra’s Al Ghul. Basically, we will get to see how Bane became who he was, how he learned to fight, and when he got his mask.
A month ago in a CQ magazine interview, costume designer Lindy Hemming talked about several scenes explaining Bane’s origin story.
“The thing that you should have seen during that sequence is [Bane] being injured in his youth. So one of the fundamental things about his costume is that he has this scar from the back injury. Even if he hasn’t got the bulletproof vest on, he still has to wear the waist belt and the braces. In that scene in the prison, where he’s learning to fight the same way Batman learned to fight, he’s wearing an early version of his waist belt. It’s showing support, but it’s not the finished one he eventually wears. He’s also wearing an early version of his gas mask, all glued together … If you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask.”
I have not heard anything official from Warner yet, so until I hear from them, I won’t consider this 100% true, but the writing is on the wall. It will be very cool to see Bane’s origin story played out. Yes, it will most likely make the film well over three hours, but I’m okay with that.