Vital Bane scenes deleted

If you couldn’t get enough of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises then you’ll be pleased to hear that deleted scenes could potentially be released onto the DVD. 

It has been reported by GQ magazine that the superhero film, starring Tom Hardy and Christian Bale, had vital scenes cut from the final edit which explored Bane’s traumatic childhood.

Oscar-winning costume designer – Lindy Hemming – told the men’s fashion magazine about an important sequence which dug into the past wardrobe of the intriguingly outfitted villain.

According to Hemming – who has designed costumes for films such as Casino Royale and Harry Potter  – we should have seen Bane being injured in his youth. Hemming claimed that these injuries were ‘one of the fundamental things about his costume’.

Hemming said: ‘He has this scar from a 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.’

The Welsh designer also added that we should have seen Bane in chains, standing on a wooden plank and being taunted and attacked by people. The posh-sounding terrorist is apparently wearing a ragged, primitive version of the mask here; the mask helps Bane control the pain from his injuries.

Hemming said that this was an important scene because it showed you why Bane had the mask and where it came from.

If we are lucky, these scenes might end up on The Dark Knight Rises DVD.

Given that Bane’s back story was not highlighted clearly in The Dark Knight Rises, it could mean we are in for a ‘Bane Begins‘ themed film in the future.

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