Bane origin scene didn't make final cut of The Dark Knight Rises
In what we can only hope is on the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Dark Knight Rises is an origin scene for Bane. Supposedly, it was supposed to be in the movie and was cut out, since, ya' know, none of us saw that scene. GQ spoke to costume designer about designing Bane's outfit, but during the interview, something very interesting was said about a scene that was said to exist, but wasn't in the movie...
GQ: What!? You haven't seen the movie yet?
Lindy Hemming: It's not out in England yet, but the other thing that you should have seen during that sequence is him behing 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.
GQ: I remember one scene where we see his face covered in bandages, is this what you're referring to?
Lindy Hemming: Well, 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.
Yea, that definitely wasn't in the film, and I can see why. That scene really doesn't advance the story at all. While it would've been cool to learn a little more about Bane, it would kinda screw up a little plot twist that they were going for. I'm sure it'll be in a deleted scenes section or a director's cut or whatever. Still, it's pretty cool to learn about a scene that they had planned and cut out, especially about a back injury and key piece to his costume design that they cut out entirely.
You can read the whole GQ interview HERE, which goes into more costume design for Batman, Bruce Wayne, John Blake, The Scarecrow, and of course, Bane.
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