Tom Hardy’s Bane Faces Off Against Batman’s Baddest Villains

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bill-swift - July 13, 2012

As more and more footage of Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises get released ahead of the film's premiere, it's easy (and a good idea) to forget that the character originally appeared as one of Poison Ivy's henchmen in the 1997 cheesefest Batman and Robin, a film so debilitating that it took Warner Brothers nearly a decade to scrape it off the bottom of their shoe and start over with a new vision.

So clearly Hardy will stake his own claim to the role, but how will he stack-up against those already in the Caped Crusader's Rogues' Gallery?

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