Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"The Dark Knight Rises" Get Excited for Bane

It was announced a few days ago that the villains of the forthcoming "Dark Knight" sequel, the "Dark Knight Rises" will be Bane, and Catwoman, played by Tom Hardy, and Anne Hatheway respectively.

Obviously, "the Dark Knight" was a huge success, and there's been a ton of speculation as to which villains would be appearing in the film.  Here are some of the villains that were rumored to appear in the film:

The Riddler, The Penguin, The Scarecrow (again), Talia Al Ghul, Black Mask, Deadshot, the Joker (again, played by a non-Heath Ledger), Clayface, Killer Croc (seriously), and a few others.

They went with Catwoman, whom everyone in the world is familiar with, and Bane, who most people probably aren't familiar with.

Now, obviously most people are excited by the prospect of Anne Hatheway playing Catwoman, and hopefully washing Halle Berry's Catwoman out of all of our memories for good, but what we should all be REALLY excited about is Bane.

Why?  Why should you be excited about a bad guy who looks like a Luchadore version of the Incredible Hulk?

Because he's awesome.

Bane may look like a ridiculous thug, but in reality, he's one of Batman's smartest, toughest villains.  He's not insane like the Joker, or Two-Face, he's intelligent.

Bane was raised on a prison colony, so he grew up tough, and smart.  Eventually, as an adult he took over the prison colony, got ahold of something called Venom, which is basically a super steroid, and made his way to Gotham where he went after Batman with a very clever plan.

You see, as tough, and smart as Bane was, he didn't make the mistake that most supervillains always seem to make- he didn't underestimate his opponent.  Bane began his wicked plan by freeing all of Batman's villains from Arkham Asylum.  Then, after Batman spent weeks trying to fight every single villain in his rogues gallery (and capturing most of them), Bane struck.  Bane figures out Batman's secret identity, hides out in Wayne Manor, and surprises Batman when he returns from another night of trying to fight his worst enemies.  Even in this exhausted state, Batman still put up a good fight, but juiced up on venom, Bane did something very few people have ever done- he beat Batman.  He actually broke Batman's spine.

Of course eventually, Bane is defeated, and Batman comes back after his spine heals, but regardless- Bane broke Batman.  If they follow along with a story that's even kind of similar to that first Bane story, this movie could be really, really cool.

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