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Tom Hardy portrays Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. A few years later he entered final negotiations to star as Rick Flag in Suicide Squad, but later backed out. Hardy's publicist issued a statement claiming that it would create a "scheduling conflict" with prior commitments made by his client. Joel Kinnaman was chosen as his replacement.


  • "Chris Nolan is amazing. How he releases his films, he's a very enigmatic human being. It's genius, what he does, and I just trust him and how he slowly feeds what he's about to do to the world."
  • "I think Bane's freaking cool so I'm really excited to play him. It's not the guy in Joel Schumacher's film, but it shouldn't disappoint fanboys."
  • "All I can say is that Chris has a plan up his sleeve that's not at all disappointing. And that is a definite choice that's watertight in every respect."
  • "It's such an honour to be asked to be in Batman, full stop"
  • “Any time you put something over your face, you’re going to adopt a personality and a physicality that has nothing to do with acting. It allows a performance to be free.”
  • "Hang on a minute. You’re asking me to come round the world with you in a Batman movie, playing a villain, and the only downside to it is I have to wear a mask? Hmmm, let me think. I’ll get back to you… No, I’m freaking there, man. Anything you need."

Characters portrayed by Tom Hardy in the Batman Universe[]