CinemaCon has brought a bunch of exciting news in the past few days, but nothing was cheered quite as much as the news about Bane's voice. After months of controversy and complaining from fans, new footage from "The Dark Knight Rises" debuted at the gathering in Las Vegas, and the consensus is that Tom Hardy's voice is much clearer than it was in the prologue.
Additionally, new promo art from the film has debuted, giving us a look at Bane and Batman locked in combat.
Check out expert reactions to Bane's voice and the full promo images after the jump!
First, it was plainly evident that Bane's audio had been boosted. Unlike in the prologue attached to last winter's release of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, some of the footage of which made its way into this several minutes-long sizzle reel, Bane was not muffled at all now. Indeed, I feel confident saying he was crystal clear now! So we can finally lay those "mumbling" memes to rest. -IGN
And -- perhaps ending the intrigue over the clarity of Bane's voice in the movie's opening scene -- Bane's voice was much more clear in a new snippet shown Tuesday. -The Hollywood Reporter
It opened with pretty much the same airplane hijacking scene that was showcased in the six-minute IMAX preview last December, although you could clearly understand everything Bane was saying in this case. -ComingSoon.net
Also of note: Bane's voice has been seriously amplified & clarified in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and I don't care what anyone says. –Josh Dickey, Variety
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