Bane says something.
Last month, when the prologue for “The Dark Knight Rises” debuted in front of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” audiences were left asking themselves one big question: “What did Bane say?”
In the aftermath of that, we heard lots of stories about how Warner Brothers has been worried about that for weeks, but that the Nolans have been refusing to do anything about it. Now in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly (via ComingSoon), with “The Dark Knight Rises” as the cover story, director Christopher Nolan and screenwriter Jonah Nolan address the issue:
Chris Nolan: “I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him.”
Jonah Nolan: “I gotta tell you, I think what Tom Hardy’s doing with the role is spectacular. I have the benefit of seeing a little bit more than the audience has seen at this point. It’s pretty spectacular.”
So what do they mean? That once you start watching the movie you won’t really care exactly what Bane’s saying? Or that Tom Hardy’s performance is so spectacular we’ll be able to get it without understanding him?
I guess if it’s still incomprehensible, you can always get the DVD and turn on the subtitles. (“Oh, he wasn’t saying, ‘I ate Mr. Chapman,’ he’s saying, ‘I hate you, Batman.’ Big difference!”)