Graham Nolan is one of the men who was behind the creation of the Batman villain Bane and he has been discussing the portrayal of his creation in the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. Graham claims that he is happy that Christopher Nolan seems to understand the character and also admitted that he was not too concerned about any of the changes to Bane.
Nolan explained, “Absolutely. Everything I've read about their take on Bane tells me they "get" him. We don't know that they won't CGI him up when the film is released. But even if they don't, a lot of size and menace can be conveyed with camera angles and lighting.”
He added, “It doesn't matter as long as they are a good actor. It's all make believe anyway. Just because a character is one thing doesn't mean the actor has to be. That's why he's called an actor. Does anyone think John Wayne was really a cowboy?”
Graham continued, “I don't know what Bane's movie background is. Maybe he was raised in Siberia or some other eastern bloc nation. Who knows? Whatever accent is used is only important in establishing where he's from and I'm sure they took that into consideration.”
The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20.