Hardy was a a 170 pound guy who got up to 200 pounds! That's sick. He was huge in "Rises" dont you people ever stop complaining? Hardy was the best thing in that film. His back was huge,his chest,his neck was like a woman's waist! He was huge. This is the kind of Bane we get in Nolan's realistic Gotham.
he did well, however the jacked stunt double who did most of the on screen work with no sleeves or no shirt was actually batman's stunt double from the first two movies, he outwighed tom by about 25lbs. i think he should have just been bane the whole movie and hired tom or whoever for the voicework, since the on screen time was about 60/40 anyway. one thing is for sure NO ONE at comiccon had the build for this cosplay hahahah. still great work tho
well i trained in acting for a few years in theater, and i dated a hollywood stuntwoman so i know they do possess training, and usually training enough to STARE lol but no tom is a PHENOMINAL actor and he def owned the roll, but i dislike his accent choice, since accents were my specialty, but to be honest scrawny doesn't matter if you do the VENOM version.
i always liked the idea that PRE venom bane could be a super free runner type infiltrator assassin, but be able to bulk up and slug it out when necessary, cuz it makes him an ultimate villain.
i think you should take an original crack at bane sometime i'd love to see what you come up with, maybe an earth 2 or something, could be awesome!