So the other day, my homegirl Allie asked me who Bane was since he’s going to be the primary antagonist in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises movie. Since I’m the champion of all things Batman, I feel like it’s my American duty to explain the awesomeness that is Bane.
Bane first appeared in 1993 and was the central figure in a story arc called “Knightfall.” In the story, Bane is a criminal genius who is also a physical behemoth due to his use, and dependence, on a steroid-like drug called “Venom.” He was smart enough to uncover Batman’s secret identity, and in an effort to weaken the “Caped Crusader,” released all of the most dangerous criminals from Arkham Asylum. This all led to a confrontation at Wayne Manor, where Bane beat the living shit out of Bruce, and ultimately, broke his back. Sidebar, the picture above is how it was depicted in the comics.
Bane’s always been one of my favorite characters because he didn’t just represent brute force. He could match wits with Batman, so the story lines were always interesting. With that being said, I was appalled by the way he was represented in that stupid ass Batman & Robin movie. They turned one of the best villains into some dumbass simpleton, which goes against his entire character. Sidebar, George Clooney‘s Batman costume had nipples in that movie son. Who the fuck OK’d that? Joel Schumacher should have been subjected to the torture rack for directing such an abomination. In any case, I know Christopher Nolan is going to make up for this in The Dark Knight Rises, so needless to say, I can’t wait. Viva la Bane!
P.S. They just released a new trailer for the upcoming film. You can watch it below. My anxiety is at such a high level right now, I’m physically in pain. July 20 can’t come soon enough.