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Tom Hardy wants you to trust him when it comes to the role of Bane

08.30.2011by:

Often you will hear this little statement from fans of Christopher Nolan, "In Nolan we trust." I've heard it a lot more after Bane and Catwoman were revealed to the masses.

You know who else trusts Nolan? Tom Hardy. The actor has read the comments of the fans who may not be entirely satisfied with how their beloved Bane is looking, or sounding.

Hardy responded to the criticism during an interview with Cinemovie.tv. You can listen to the whole thing here.

When you listen in, you will hear Hardy joke around, "I do read comments and I cry. I can't cry for everybody." He also knows how fandom goes, "So many people love him. And when you step into that role - you are going to fail. And be judged." Then Hardy says something all too familiar, "Just trust me. I trust Nolan."

Hardy also adds that he gained 179 for WARRIOR then increased his weight to 190 to play Bane in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. He says that some fans want to see him at 220 pounds then jokingly corrects himself saying that they actually want him at 400 pounds.

I completely agree with Hardy here. No one is every going to be pleased in a universal aspect. Someone, somewhere is always going to find a fault to bitch/whine about. That's just how it is.

Source: Cinemovie.tv

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5:04PM on 08/31/2011
This is one of the most well-rounded non-bias "tell it like it is" articles I've read on Joblo in a long time. Thank-you.
This is one of the most well-rounded non-bias "tell it like it is" articles I've read on Joblo in a long time. Thank-you.
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3:08PM on 08/31/2011

Hardy is a brilliant actor...

It's not the size of the boat that counts, it's the motion in the ocean...
It's not the size of the boat that counts, it's the motion in the ocean...
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3:09PM on 08/31/2011
That's what she said anyway, BOOM!
That's what she said anyway, BOOM!
2:17PM on 08/31/2011
I'll laugh though if this ends up like Spider-Man 3.
I'll laugh though if this ends up like Spider-Man 3.
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12:41PM on 08/31/2011
I'm cool with Hardy as Bane and I am looking forward to TDKR. I think all the leaks are ruining this though.
I'm cool with Hardy as Bane and I am looking forward to TDKR. I think all the leaks are ruining this though.
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11:02AM on 08/31/2011
I'm no blind Nolan follower, but the leaked photos are really pissing me off. I think if people had been seeing leaked pictures of Chris Evans as huge beefed up super-stud, when he was supposed to be playing a tiny peon before his transformation in "Captain America", there would have been just as much bitching and moaning. Just wait till the damn movie comes out.
I'm no blind Nolan follower, but the leaked photos are really pissing me off. I think if people had been seeing leaked pictures of Chris Evans as huge beefed up super-stud, when he was supposed to be playing a tiny peon before his transformation in "Captain America", there would have been just as much bitching and moaning. Just wait till the damn movie comes out.
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4:21AM on 08/31/2011
Hahaha, oh my god some of you guys are so sad.
Hahaha, oh my god some of you guys are so sad.
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3:46AM on 08/31/2011
I like Tom and think he's a good fit. As for his size, I could maybe see him 'reverse Captain America'd' where they bulk him up with some CG when he's all juiced on venom, but I'm sure he'll do just fine even if they don't.
I like Tom and think he's a good fit. As for his size, I could maybe see him 'reverse Captain America'd' where they bulk him up with some CG when he's all juiced on venom, but I'm sure he'll do just fine even if they don't.
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3:34AM on 08/31/2011

I Hope This Helps

To play Frodo Baggins(3'9")Woods was(5'6"). If you factor the rate of growth Hardy would be(5'10") and as Bane he would be(7'2") 320lbs. That's a person who could break the Bat's Back, right?
To play Frodo Baggins(3'9")Woods was(5'6"). If you factor the rate of growth Hardy would be(5'10") and as Bane he would be(7'2") 320lbs. That's a person who could break the Bat's Back, right?
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2:13AM on 08/31/2011

too small it seems

I haven't seen the movie obviously but he looks WAY TOO SMALL
I haven't seen the movie obviously but he looks WAY TOO SMALL
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2:10AM on 08/31/2011
i'd rather have a guy who can act get big play bane...then a big guy who cannot act play bane...so things are being done the right way here.
i'd rather have a guy who can act get big play bane...then a big guy who cannot act play bane...so things are being done the right way here.
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2:02AM on 08/31/2011
people are criticizing on the internet... my mind just got blown, only seen hardy in inception and that was nothing special, but then again either were the last two batman movies, unless they decide to make one thats not overly long, overly boring, and overly filled with a gravely voiced batman, i could care less
people are criticizing on the internet... my mind just got blown, only seen hardy in inception and that was nothing special, but then again either were the last two batman movies, unless they decide to make one thats not overly long, overly boring, and overly filled with a gravely voiced batman, i could care less
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3:42AM on 08/31/2011
Watch 'Bronson'
Watch 'Bronson'
6:34PM on 08/31/2011
Can't tell if trolling or just stupid
Can't tell if trolling or just stupid
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1:47AM on 08/31/2011

I

hate the internet so much sometimes.
hate the internet so much sometimes.
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12:23AM on 08/31/2011
This movie will blow us away, and I'm not going to judge it until it comes out. I really like what Hardy said, and it's true to every comic book film adaptation.
This movie will blow us away, and I'm not going to judge it until it comes out. I really like what Hardy said, and it's true to every comic book film adaptation.
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11:49PM on 08/30/2011
I trust Hardy in this. He has never let me down yet for me to doubt him.

I can't remember any other film franchise that so many people criticized the littlest aspects about.
I trust Hardy in this. He has never let me down yet for me to doubt him.

I can't remember any other film franchise that so many people criticized the littlest aspects about.
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10:33PM on 08/30/2011
Remember Ledger? Who gives a fuck about that. That was casting based solely on acting ability. There was no real need for Ledger to "Look" like his comic counterpart, as that is easily done with make-up and costume. With Bane, it is different. The whole point of Bane's existence in the Batman mythos is he is a BIG HULKING MOFO that Batman physically can not overcome. The size of Bane absolutely matters and if you think it doesn't you obviously need to catch up on some reading. Hardy is small
Remember Ledger? Who gives a fuck about that. That was casting based solely on acting ability. There was no real need for Ledger to "Look" like his comic counterpart, as that is easily done with make-up and costume. With Bane, it is different. The whole point of Bane's existence in the Batman mythos is he is a BIG HULKING MOFO that Batman physically can not overcome. The size of Bane absolutely matters and if you think it doesn't you obviously need to catch up on some reading. Hardy is small for Bane, it's a damn fact. No one is questioning his acting ability, I like him in all his movies.
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11:09PM on 08/30/2011
kinda agree, i'm just trying to hold off judgement because hopefully they'll make him a monster with camera angles and cg. and also nolan's the man
kinda agree, i'm just trying to hold off judgement because hopefully they'll make him a monster with camera angles and cg. and also nolan's the man
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10:12PM on 08/30/2011
This has been discussed to death. Nolan isnít making comic accurate Batman films. I donít really know why he isnít Ė I guess people donít want him too Ė or at least donít think they want him too.
He is doing the realistic Batman Ė I personally donít agree with it, because it doesnít make sense to do a realistic comic book. But the films we got were at least good films.
That being said, Bane and Catwoman actually look like what I thought they would. Scarecrow just had a sack on his head Ė that
This has been discussed to death. Nolan isnít making comic accurate Batman films. I donít really know why he isnít Ė I guess people donít want him too Ė or at least donít think they want him too.
He is doing the realistic Batman Ė I personally donít agree with it, because it doesnít make sense to do a realistic comic book. But the films we got were at least good films.
That being said, Bane and Catwoman actually look like what I thought they would. Scarecrow just had a sack on his head Ė that was really stupid in my mind, but no one cared.
Oh, and Joker Ė Batman creates his greatest nemesis by dropping him in the acid - that has been removed from the films Ė I donít think that is a positive. But in the real world, if someone is dropped in acid, they die. But I guess boys who see their parents murdered can become ninjas though.
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10:23PM on 08/30/2011
It's "want him to" not "want him too", I don't usually correct spelling but you did it twice in a row.

Also Batman didn't drop the Joker in Acid, in most accounts he jumps or falls on his own accord.

Last, many batman comics and graphic novels are very realistic, maybe not completely realistic but for the most part.
It's "want him to" not "want him too", I don't usually correct spelling but you did it twice in a row.

Also Batman didn't drop the Joker in Acid, in most accounts he jumps or falls on his own accord.

Last, many batman comics and graphic novels are very realistic, maybe not completely realistic but for the most part.
9:40PM on 08/30/2011
When photos of Ledger as Joker came about everyone complained "Joker doesnt wear make up he was dropped in chemicals to make him all white" "Why is a guy from 10 things I hate about you playing the Joker thats a joke in itself" blah blah then movies released and hes the main image of joker now "whos the best joker ledger" My opion with how Batman Begins and The Dark Knight turned out I dont care if Bane is only Bane by name because I know Nolan will pull of an amazing movie.
When photos of Ledger as Joker came about everyone complained "Joker doesnt wear make up he was dropped in chemicals to make him all white" "Why is a guy from 10 things I hate about you playing the Joker thats a joke in itself" blah blah then movies released and hes the main image of joker now "whos the best joker ledger" My opion with how Batman Begins and The Dark Knight turned out I dont care if Bane is only Bane by name because I know Nolan will pull of an amazing movie.
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7:57PM on 08/30/2011

Brokeback

Remember when Heath Ledger was cast as The Joker & all the shit we heard aboot that ? Anyone remember how that turned out ?!! How about we wait for a better image or a shot of Bane in a trailer or the finished product and then see how that goes; AYE ????? Calm the F@#K down people.
Remember when Heath Ledger was cast as The Joker & all the shit we heard aboot that ? Anyone remember how that turned out ?!! How about we wait for a better image or a shot of Bane in a trailer or the finished product and then see how that goes; AYE ????? Calm the F@#K down people.
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9:24PM on 08/30/2011
i don't remember any of that about ledger. i don't remember anyone complaining about him being casted as joker.
i don't remember any of that about ledger. i don't remember anyone complaining about him being casted as joker.
9:35PM on 08/30/2011
I remember lots of people complaining as well. Heck, even I was doubtful. Until I saw pictures and trailers. In Nolan I trust.
I remember lots of people complaining as well. Heck, even I was doubtful. Until I saw pictures and trailers. In Nolan I trust.
7:50PM on 08/30/2011
This is essentially like the SNL skit where Shatner told the Trekkie nerds to get lives. Seriously, people are bitching about how Bane looks based on a couple photos taken by CAMERA PHONES? did they miss the official photo released by WB and the teaser trailer with tricky angles and lighting that made bane look pretty jacked and huge?
This is essentially like the SNL skit where Shatner told the Trekkie nerds to get lives. Seriously, people are bitching about how Bane looks based on a couple photos taken by CAMERA PHONES? did they miss the official photo released by WB and the teaser trailer with tricky angles and lighting that made bane look pretty jacked and huge?
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7:37PM on 08/30/2011
Considering Tom Hardy is an excellent actor, and that 95% of the audience (the majority of whom aren't on the internet) don't know, nor care how big Bane was in the comics. I'd say in Hardy I completely trust.
He may not be Bane-comic huge, but he's still very buff.
Considering Tom Hardy is an excellent actor, and that 95% of the audience (the majority of whom aren't on the internet) don't know, nor care how big Bane was in the comics. I'd say in Hardy I completely trust.
He may not be Bane-comic huge, but he's still very buff.
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7:36PM on 08/30/2011
Fanboys are setting themselves up for disappointment. If "Rises" isn't as good as Nolan's other 2 Batman films they will whine forever, whereas I'll be happy if its a good movie in general. Hopefully this movie is on par with the others, and with Nolan and the cast I think its possible.
Fanboys are setting themselves up for disappointment. If "Rises" isn't as good as Nolan's other 2 Batman films they will whine forever, whereas I'll be happy if its a good movie in general. Hopefully this movie is on par with the others, and with Nolan and the cast I think its possible.
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7:35PM on 08/30/2011

Go Hardy!

You're an awesome SOB, I have complete faith.
You're an awesome SOB, I have complete faith.
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7:35PM on 08/30/2011

In Nolan We Trust

i've already used that phrase 3 times today
i've already used that phrase 3 times today
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7:21PM on 08/30/2011
And here I was thinking we weren't going to be getting our daily dose of "Dark Knight Rises Non-News!" Hopefully tomorrow we'll get some pictures of a porta-john, craft service tables or some trailers parked in the backlot.
And here I was thinking we weren't going to be getting our daily dose of "Dark Knight Rises Non-News!" Hopefully tomorrow we'll get some pictures of a porta-john, craft service tables or some trailers parked in the backlot.
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7:06PM on 08/30/2011
A lot of people say that they are bigger than Hardy and as such, he is too small (on this site... see below.. and others).

I'm 6'3" 220... but you know what I am not? A world class actor.

I'd rather have an amazing actor (see Bronson) than anyone else just because they might be bigger.

I agree with him entirely that as an actor, to many, you will always fail. But I do trust in him and Nolan.
A lot of people say that they are bigger than Hardy and as such, he is too small (on this site... see below.. and others).

I'm 6'3" 220... but you know what I am not? A world class actor.

I'd rather have an amazing actor (see Bronson) than anyone else just because they might be bigger.

I agree with him entirely that as an actor, to many, you will always fail. But I do trust in him and Nolan.
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7:05PM on 08/30/2011
After being proven wrong (which is a huge understatement) when I was extremely cynical about Nolan casting Heath Ledger as The Joker, I'm open to pretty much anything. I'm at least willing to give it a chance with an open mind.
After being proven wrong (which is a huge understatement) when I was extremely cynical about Nolan casting Heath Ledger as The Joker, I'm open to pretty much anything. I'm at least willing to give it a chance with an open mind.
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7:03PM on 08/30/2011

ok i'll give him a chance

you know i have said it before so i need not say it agai however i will say if i was to cast i woulda picked javier bardem, as for hardy trick photography will help and my only real complaint is the costume the mask just reminds me of lex luthor from season 7 of smallville
you know i have said it before so i need not say it agai however i will say if i was to cast i woulda picked javier bardem, as for hardy trick photography will help and my only real complaint is the costume the mask just reminds me of lex luthor from season 7 of smallville
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6:38PM on 08/30/2011

5'9" 190 lbs??


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'm bigger than that for christ's sake. Bain should be HUGE! It would be like casting Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher... oh wait. Come on Hollywood!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'm bigger than that for christ's sake. Bain should be HUGE! It would be like casting Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher... oh wait. Come on Hollywood!
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6:50PM on 08/30/2011
Well, Wolverine was 5'3". (160cm)

Hugh Jackman is 6'2" (188 cm) sure there was an outcry...but once the movie came out...Well...
Well, Wolverine was 5'3". (160cm)

Hugh Jackman is 6'2" (188 cm) sure there was an outcry...but once the movie came out...Well...
6:30PM on 08/30/2011

I Trust Harvey Dent.

...but sine he's not here anymore...I'll trust Hardy.

"In Nolan We Trust" has been a Joblo strikeback staple as far back as I can remember. But anyway...yeah, I trust Tom Hardy's interpretation of Bane &, of course, you-know-who. Everything in "Rises" won't please everybody but it doesn't have to. It'll be a kick-ass movie none-the-less.

C'mon July 20th, 2012...Hurry the FUCK up! :D
...but sine he's not here anymore...I'll trust Hardy.

"In Nolan We Trust" has been a Joblo strikeback staple as far back as I can remember. But anyway...yeah, I trust Tom Hardy's interpretation of Bane &, of course, you-know-who. Everything in "Rises" won't please everybody but it doesn't have to. It'll be a kick-ass movie none-the-less.

C'mon July 20th, 2012...Hurry the FUCK up! :D
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6:30PM on 08/30/2011
After Bronson, I trust Tom Hardy implicitly.
After Bronson, I trust Tom Hardy implicitly.
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6:27PM on 08/30/2011
Clever framing can make him look big enough to be more intimidating.
Clever framing can make him look big enough to be more intimidating.
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6:24PM on 08/30/2011
Fucking fanboys.
Fucking fanboys.
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6:19PM on 08/30/2011
I trust Nolan and Hardy.
I trust Nolan and Hardy.
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6:18PM on 08/30/2011
Trust is all we can do at this point. But I'm sorry Tom, even though you're 5'9, 190 pounds just ain't enough for Bane. Yep, 220 pounds would have been perfect. Doubt you could have achieved it though, unless absorbing tons of steroids and becoming a beast, a physical freak. I mean, that's what Bane is anyway, isn't it? I can trust when it comes to Bane. Catwoman on the other side... At least it's good to know he cares enough to read the comments. Hopefully this'll motivate him to give his best.
Trust is all we can do at this point. But I'm sorry Tom, even though you're 5'9, 190 pounds just ain't enough for Bane. Yep, 220 pounds would have been perfect. Doubt you could have achieved it though, unless absorbing tons of steroids and becoming a beast, a physical freak. I mean, that's what Bane is anyway, isn't it? I can trust when it comes to Bane. Catwoman on the other side... At least it's good to know he cares enough to read the comments. Hopefully this'll motivate him to give his best.
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7:12PM on 08/30/2011
Yeah, I'm sure he wasn't motivated to give his best before he read fanboy comments
Yeah, I'm sure he wasn't motivated to give his best before he read fanboy comments
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