'The Dark Knight Rises' Viral Reveals First Look at Tom Hardy as Bane
Yesterday brought word that production had started on the anticipated sequel The Dark Knight Rises along with confirmation that Chris Nolan would be shooting more of his final Batman film using IMAX with his frequent collaborator, cinematographer Wally Pfister. But today comes the big news as the viral campaign for The Dark Knight Rises kicked off with the launch of the official website. A black page and strange chanting eventually led people to a Twitter feed called @TheFireRises, then the site was updated with a reveal of the first official photo of Tom Hardy as the villain Bane, and damn does he look awesome!
Here's our very first look at Tom Hardy as Bane from The Dark Knight Rises:
At the time of this news, the Twitter page is still sending out replies to users for each putting the hashtag #TheFireRises in an update, and their avatar is used to compose a mosaic right here making up the above image of Tom Hardy as Bane. However, the Facebook page for The Dark Knight Rises had the full photo (see the slightly larger version over there) posted before the mosaic was complete, so it sounds like someone may have gotten their timing wrong on the release of the image or it was just hacked from the site. I'd imagine there will be a lot more viral action coming from that Twitter feed (@TheFireRises) so definitely keep an eye on that, and follow our viral updates as well. Dig this first look at Tom Hardy as Bane?