After we witnessed Heath Ledger bring the Joker to life, we didn't think another villain could be brought in and out-do him. Even though I think Tom Hardy is really going to bring the pain though with Bane, these are two completely different villains. It's not that one will be batter than the other, I think they'll be as equally badass in their own unique way. Hardy recently did an interview with EW in which he compares Joker and Bane saying,
The Joker didn’t care. He just wanted to see the world burn, and he was a master of chaos and destruction, unscrupulous and crazy. Bane is not that guy. There is a very meticulous and calculated way about Bane. There is a huge orchestration of organization to his ambition. He is also a physical threat to Batman. There is nothing vague about Bane. No jokes. He’s a very clean, clear villain.
I can't really argue with what he had to say here because he's absolutely right, and I can't wait to see Christopher Nolan's Bane explode on the big screen! Hardy went on to discuss the voice of Bane and where they came up with it. The actor...
...wanted to develop a distinctive voice, one that evoked (albeit elliptically) the comic book character’s erudition and ethnic heritage (Bane hails from a fictional Caribbean country). Hardy sought a sound befitting a man steeped in malevolence and old soul wisdom and who could trace his roots to ancient Latin culture. “There were two doors we could walk through,” says Hardy. “We could play a very straightforward villain or we could go through this very quirky door, which is totally justified by the text but may seem very, very stupid.” Not surprisingly, Hardy decided to go for the second option. “It’s a risk, because we could be laughed at—or it could be very fresh and exciting,” he says. While some found his dialogue incomprehensible in the IMAX-exclusive sneak peek attached to Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol last December, the actor asks for patience. “The audience mustn’t be too concerned about the mumbly voice,” says Hardy. “As the film progresses, I think you’ll be able to tune to its setting.”
I have absolutely no issues with the voice Hardy uses for Bane. I'm extremely excited for the movie and I have no doubt that Nolan is going to end his Batman trilogy with explosive epicness. Any thoughts on Hardy's comments here?