Believe it or not, there are some scenes from The Dark Knight Rises that didn’t make it to the final cut. Check out this detailed description of one that helps tell Bane’s Origin. It comes to us from GQ magazine’s interview with Lindy Hemming. She actually gave the interview before seeing the final film, so she figured that it would appear in movie.
When you read the description below, you’ll probably agree on why it was left out. The film was great and it just didn’t need more exposition than it already has. Still, I’m hoping that this little gem will find its way on the the DVD/Blu Ray release.
Here is what Lindy Hemming told GQ:
The thing that you should have seen during that sequence is [Bane] being injured in his youth. So one of the fundamental things about his costume is that he has this scar from the back injury. Even if he hasn’t got the bulletproof vest on, he still has to wear the waist belt and the braces. In that scene in the prison, where he’s learning to fight the same way Batman learned to fight, he’s wearing an early version of his waist belt. It’s showing support, but it’s not the finished one he eventually wears. He’s also wearing an early version of his gas mask, all glued together … If you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask.