Hardy will be playing the villain Bane, who is actually a pretty big dude in the comics.
It does look like Hardy has put on some weight for the role. Will Hardy's height be a factor in his performance?
Ash Harper who snapped the pic via twitter while on location doesn't seem to think so:
"Trust me he won't disappoint anyone! This fella is awesome!"
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christan 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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