Tom Hardy - Tom Hardy 'Intimidated' By Batman
Tom Hardy says despite finding Batman - played by Christian Bale - intimidating on the set of 'The Dark Knight Rises', he had no problem hitting him back ''twice as hard''.
Tom Hardy was "intimidated" by Batman in 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
The British actor admitted Batman - played by Christian Bale - cuts an imposing figure in the last film in the series; but that didn't stop his character, arch villain Bane, from hitting him back "twice as hard," as he hit him.
Speaking in the special Batman/Bane January issue of EMPIRE magazine, he said: "He looks really intimidating! There's a three-year-old in me that's going, 'Oh my God that's Batman! That's Batman and he's going to hit me! But I love Batman!' Then I look in the mirror. And I hit him back. Twice as hard."
Director Christopher Nolan added that in Bane he's tried to bring a bad guy to the series who will be the "ultimate physical villain" to take on Batman.
He said: "With Bane, we are looking to give Batman a physical challenge that he hasn't had before.
"With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we're testing Batman both physically as well as mentally.
"Bane's a very different kind of villain than Batman has faced before in our films. He's a great sort of movie monster, but with an incredible brain, and that was a side of him that hadn't been tapped before.
"What Bane represents in the comics is the ultimate physical villain."