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Will Bane's origins be revealed on 'Dark Knight Rises' DVD?
At nearly three hours long, it's somewhat difficult to believe that their was anything cut from "The Dark Knight Returns," but rumors are surfacing that the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release may have some extended scenes, mostly revolving around the film's main villain, Bane.
As the menacing baddie at the center of Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, Bane (Tom Hardy) had a somewhat mysterious past
Nuke the Fridge is saying that a possible extended cut could be a full thirty minutes longer and would likely mean more screentime for Ra’s Al Ghul (Liam Neeson) and a look at Bane's early days, which jibes with costume designer Lindy Hemming’s earlier revelations.
In that interview, she discussed a scene that didn't appear in the film, saying, "If you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask.”
Would this scene and others be reintegrated into the film, or be served up as "deleted scenes" in the disc's supplemental sections? Nolan isn't known for re-visiting his films after their release, so chalk this one up to rumor for now.