The following information is from an anonymous source via RamaScreen, and while it isn’t verified, it it could potentially be a spoiler so read and proceed with caution. The prologue will be attached with the IMAX screenings of “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” here’s the description of the footage:
It is one of the assassinations ordered by Ra’s al Ghul. A mind blowing action sequence set aboard the Hercules plane, involving some innovative camera work ala Inception hallway fight scene. Bane and his mercenaries hijack a military plane transporting a dictator of a country which is in unrest (think Saddam Hussein type figure). He successfully kills the leader, but makes some mistakes along the way and is unable to safely land the plane. Because of the resulting injuries from the accident, he has to undergo complicated surgeries and that is how he winds up with that scar down his neck and the need for the mask to numb the pain.
Here’s the detailed description of Bane:
Nolan has significantly rewrote the story of Bane from the comics. He is raised by Ra’s al Ghul and his up bringing mirrors that of Bruce Wayne. It’s a mirror of Bruce, except it’s darker and twisted. Bane is trained to be an assassin for the League of Shadows. He kills political figures that are deemed unfit by the LOS. So he is a bit of a Che Guevara/ Jason Bourne type character. A revolutionary and an assassin. He comes to Gotham to start a revolution by revealing the cover up dealing with Harvey Dent and killing the Mayor, among other key political figures.
It appears as if Bane is given a much deeper back story and he won’t be the same as Bane from the comics. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but it could potentially be pretty cool if this leak was indeed true.
Let us know what your thoughts are on Nolan rewriting the origins of Bane and the prologue description.