Bane Co-Creator on His Portrayal in Dark Knight Rises

Bane was introduced in Batman: Vengeance of Bane in January of 1993, the character was created by co-writers Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and artist Graham Nolan so that he could be introduced later on in the comics for the one thing he's always remembered for, breaking the bat.

While talking about the character with Philly.com, the Joel Schumacher film was brought up.

"They had him as almost an imbecile, when in the comics he is extremely smart," Dixon said.

Dixon was much more happy with the way Nolan and Tom Hardy handled the character.

"Apparently, Warner Bros. was pressuring Nolan to use the Riddler, which would have been too similar to the Joker," Dixon continued. "Plus, the Riddler, like the Joker and so many of Batman's villains, is no challenge against him in a mano-a-mano fistfight. Batman will wipe the floor with him in that situation.

 “I am beyond glad that Nolan had the juice in Hollywood to stick to his guns," he added. "From interviews I've seen, it's clear he understands the character and he gets what we were going for. It's not exactly what I created, but he's physically imposing and Tom Hardy is one hell of an actor. I can't imagine Bane being better portrayed."

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Kevin Durand joins the cast of Noah

Director Darren Aronofsky has added Kevin Durand (Lost) to Noah. 

The story centers on the Biblical figure Noah (Russell Crowe), who has grown tired of the way humans have treated God's creation of Earth. Kevin Durand will play a 'watcher,' a massive giant who helps Noah and his family. Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, and Logan Lerman star as Noah's wife and sons, with Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, and Anthony Hopkins also starring.

Darren Aronofsky is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Ari Handel. Production is slated to begin very soon, as evidenced by this set photo the director sent out last week.

Noah comes to theaters March 28th, 2014 and stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Durand. The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky.

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