If the general consensus to The Dark Knight Rising’s Prologue and Trailer 2 is AWESOME, but what is Bane saying, then Warner Bros. consensus is “OMG OMG OMG OMG FIX IT.”
It makes sense, considering that Dark Knight Rises is their last cash cow for quite a while. So they’d naturally be worried about the film. Warner Bros. would like Christopher Nolan to significantly change the mix. One source told The Hollywood Reporter that they’re scared to death of the problem with Bane’s voice.
Nolan doesn’t plan on significantly changing anything, however. As mentioned before, he only plans on altering it, which really isn’t too bad when you consider that you can hear Bane fine in some instances, but not in others.
“Chris wants the audience to catch up and participate rather than push everything at them,” one “high-level executive” told THR. “He doesn’t dumb things down. You’ve got to pedal faster to keep up.”
Nolan is basically saying it’s OK to not hear every word Bane is saying, as long as the idea is conveyed, which is why he’s only slightly altering the voice and not re-doing it. This fits in with Nolan’s overall filmmaking goal of putting the audience in the film. If there was a big scary menacing guy with a mask that was hard to understand you would have to roll with it and learn to understand him, that has to be Nolan’s pre-dominant view on it.
But, Nolan hasn’t altered it yet. We don’t know the studio’s demand and we don’t know how Nolan will change it. All we know is that Nolan has barely started to edit the film and that he will show a new cut to the studio for a couple of months. [THR via Moviefone]