A few days before the holidays it was reported that Warner Bros. wanted Christopher Nolan to fix Bane's voice, as many movie goers were complaining they couldn't understand Tom Hardy as Batman's latest nemesis.
Now, news has surfaced that a cleaned up version of The Dark Knight Rises Prologue has been re-issued to IMAX theaters. Apparently from the sound of it, Bane's voice wasn't fixed, but just the background noise.
Via The Collider:
“A friend of mine who is an IMAX projectionist told me they received a new soundtrack for the Dark Knight Rises prologue. He said it’s now a combo soundtrack with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, but the cool thing about this is that they’ve cleaned up the dialogue. They’ve gone in and lowered the background noise of the plane and other things, thus making Bane’s dialogue clearer and more understandable. He asked some people after they left the movie if they could understand Bane and they all said they had no issue understanding him, and were excited for the movie.”
It was said that Nolan was against the changing of the actual voice of Bane, but that WB was worried it might not cause the movie to be as a big as a blockbuster as its predecessor. Looks like they found another way.
I'm curious to hear the new version and if the background fade out is noticeable. Are they going to do this with all of Bane's vocal scenes? Could be tricky, as it might sound as if Bane's voice is being singled out.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.
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