Tom Hardy Wants To Return As Bane In New DC Cinematic Universe

by Jamie Lovett

(Photo: Warner Bros.)

If Superman doesn’t take out Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it sounds like Tom Hardy might be up for a shot at it.

Actually, Hardy sounds like he wants to take on both heroes as his character from The Dark Knight Rises, Bane.

MTV asked Hardy if he would like to return to the DC Universe. Hardy first inquired about whether George Miller, who directed Hardy on Mad Max: Fury Road, was going to be directing the Man of Steel sequel. After being told that was still only a rumor, Hardy expressed an almost frightening amount of enthusiasm over the idea.

“Of course! I’m Bane!” Hardy says. “Somebody asked me, ‘Who would I want to win out in a fight between Superman and Batman?’ And I would like to hold the pair of them under the water until the bubbles stop.”

This idea isn’t likely to become a reality. The DC Extended Universe is not connected to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, and bringing back Hardy’s Bane would only confuse matters. Still, that doesn’t mean they can’t find another role for him.

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