Bane Not Daunted by Ledger's Joker

It's clear to anyone who has been following his work these last few years that Tom Hardy is a pretty fearless actor. That's why he wasn't daunted by the prospect of following the late Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning turn as the villain in the next Batman film,The Dark Knight Rises. In an exclusive chat with Total Film, Hardy, who plays Bane in the Christopher Nolan-directed sequel and is also set to play the title role in Mad Max 4: Fury Road, was asked if he had any trepidation in following Ledger's Joker. "No, none at all," he said. "Brilliant actor, brilliant work – that's it. I've got a job to do. ... It's the same with Mad Max and Mel Gibson. I'm not here to engage in a competition with their talent. It's to play the character that I've been given."  Read More...

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