A New Dark Knight Rises Trailer Hits -- So Long, Muffled Bane Voice

Last night a new trailer for this summer's surefire The Dark Knight Rises hit the Internet, featuring more footage of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a new face in the story, Batman looking beat to hell and defeated, and Bane sporting a new, clearer speaking voice.

Tom Hardy's muffled dialect as Bane was a fun bone of contention with fans and critics when the first few minutes of the film were released months ago. It sounds like Christopher Nolan and crew may have had Hardy dub new lines for Bane as the July 20 release date edges closer and closer.

As we all know by now, this is the end of Nolan's Batman trilogy that began with 2005's Batman Begins. After his film's end, Nolan will help oversee a whole new reboot of the Dark Knight franchise. Something tells me that we aren't going back to rubber nipples and Mr. Freeze anytime soon, and we can sleep easier.

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Craig Hlavaty
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