When Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol came out in IMAX theaters across the country there was a special treat attached to it: The Dark Knight Rises prologue. It was all about Bane and the beginning of his plan to take Gotham.
There was one major problem with that prologue though – Bane was almost impossible to understand. We later learned that Christopher Nolan was working on remixing the sound to make Bane’s voice easier to understand but it looks like they just redubbed most of it.
The difference is pretty drastic. The pronunciation is a lot more clear and Tom Hardy seems to put more emphasis on vowels in whatever redubbing they did. It also looks like he slowed down his cadence so that people could digest each work better.
The cadence thing is most obvious with the “they must find one of us in the wreckage, brother!” The prologue version had Hardy speaking like there was no mask. While the final version is much more deliberate.
All in all, kudos to Chris Nolan and his sound team for fixing one of the bigger issues with the movie early on. I understand there are some people that still can’t understand what Bane is saying in The Dark Knight Rises – but it could have been a helluva lot worse.