Audiences never knew how the Jonathan Crane became the Scarecrow or how the Joker really got those scars, and they will probably never know the true story behind Bane. But a recent interview reveals what could have been Bane’s back story in The Dark Knight Rises. Check it out below.
Much like the previous Batman villains in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, there was no explanation as to who Bane was or how he came to be. Sure The Dark Knight Rises hints at it once, but it is so subtle and so late into the film, that when it does appear, there is just not enough time to process it. Time constraints and numerous plots prevented Nolan from truly fleshing out his story. Now, a new interview from costume designer Lindy Hemming hints at how Bane would have been introduced into the film properly.
Here’s what Hemming had to say:
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.
Although we see Bane wear a bulletproof vest from time to time, the back support or brace is an element that was never utilized in the film. The focus was on Bane’s mask and how it was vital for his survival So if you have seen the film, you know just how important Bane needs the Cpap mask. The idea behind his training isn’t anything new, but based on the description above, the way he was trained differs from the way that Bruce Wayne was trained in Batman Begins.
Later in the interview, Hemming comes to find out that the scene she just detailed wasn’t in the final cut of the film. Disappointed, he understood why it was cut out, but offered no details. So any hope you have of seeing this scene be played out on the extras on the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray has been diminished since Nolan is nortious for not adding any special features like “deleted scenes.”
Having seen the movie and reading the quote above, would you have liked to have seen Bane’s story played out or do you like The Dark Knight Rises just the way it is?