BANE PHOTOS AND SET VIDEO FROM ‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’

Someone on the set of The Dark Knight Rises snapped these photos, which give us our first real good look at Tom Hardy’s version of Bane. Obviously, he isn’t going to be wearing that trenchcoat (as least I hope not), but even so…he just looks kind of silly. at any rate, it’s certainly not an atrocity like Jeep Swenson’s ridiculous-looking Bane from Batman & Robin. Let’s hope Tom Hardy’s acting chops and Nolan’s lighting and cinematography can transform this somewhat goofy costume into a menacing nemesis for Batman. As a bonus, there’s a couple of videos of what appears to be a massive explosion and *SPOILERS* subsequent prison break.


‘THE AVENGERS’ TEASER TRAILER

WARNING: Intense and multiple nerd-gasms can occur upon viewing.

WARNING # 2: This video contains the final scene of Captain America: The First Avenger, in its entirety.

WARNING #3: I just ate an egg and cheese sandwhich and I’m feeling very gassy.

 

‘BATTLESHIP’ TRAILER

Director Peter Berg seems to be channeling his inner Michael Bay with this Aliens vs. U.S. Navy battleships flick, which is based on the classic Milton-Bradley board game. Yes, really.

UH-OH, FRANK DARABONT STEPS DOWN AS ‘WALKING DEAD’ SHOWRUNNER

Frank Darabont is a pretty awesome guy. He wrote and directed flicks like The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist (all Stephen King adaptations, of course), and most recently he was the head writer and showrunner for AMC’s breakout Zombie hit The Walking Dead. All of that is apparently over now, because in a surprise move, Darabont has stepped down from his showrunning duties. According to a source at Deadline, who broke the story:

“Darabont, who spent five years trying to get a TV version of the zombie saga off the ground and wrote and directed the AMC pilot, hails from the feature world, and I hear that he never quite adjusted to the daily grind of producing a TV series. Last December, he considered forgoing a writing staff for Season 2 and assigning scripts to freelancers but ultimately went for the traditional writing staff model recommended by the network…”

Sad news, to be sure, but thankfully it will not affect or delay the production for season 2 in any way. The premiere is still scheduled to air this October.