If you haven’t yet watched the trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises,” you’re in a very tiny minority. You’re in luck though. We’ve got it for you right here. We want you to pay attention to something though. Listen for the one line from the villain, Bane (Tom Hardy). Do it now. We’ll wait …
Did you understand what he was saying? If not, you’re not alone. The biggest complaint on the net after the trailer was released was Bane’s voice. (In case you’re wondering, he said, “When Gotham is in ashes, you have my permission to die.”) Between the accent and the mask, it’s incredibly difficult to make out. Fans took to Twitter and Facebook, complaining that Bane was unintelligible.
Well, according to THR, Warner Bros. heard the complaints loud and clear. (Ironic, no?) Sources from inside the studio have apparently said that the studio would like director/writer/producer/legend Christopher Nolan to change the sound mix. They’ve also said that Nolan only plans to alter it slightly.
“Chris wants the audience to catch up and participate rather than push
everything at them. He doesn’t dumb things down,” says one anonymous executive. “You’ve got to pedal faster to keep up.”
Reaction to the trailer, outside of this problem has been overwhelmingly positive. We want to hear from you. Take our poll below and let us know if you think Nolan should do something about the muffled villain.