Tom Hardy opens up about his latest role as brutal villain Bane in the new Batman


“He”s crushing skulls and snapping heads off”: Tom Hardy opens up about his latest role as brutal Bane in the new Batman

“Horrible piece of work”: Tom Hardy will play villain Bane in the latest Batman film The Dark Knight Rises

Battling it out: Hardy (R) was spotted filming a fight scene in Pittsburgh with Christian Bale earlier this year

Battling it out: Hardy (R) was spotted filming a fight scene in Pittsburgh with Christian Bale earlier this year

Wardrobe malfunction: Hardy had a large slit in his trousers as he spoke to crew members in between takes

Wardrobe malfunction: Hardy had a large slit in his trousers as he spoke to crew members in between takes

The main man: Bale is back to play the superhero for a third time in the film due to be released in July 2012

The main man: Bale is back to play the superhero for a third time in the film due to be released in July 2012

“Enormous and powerful”: British actor Hardy was Christopher Nolan”s first choice to play the scary villain

The interview with Hardy can be seen in the latest issue of Empire which is a special Batman/Bane edition of the magazine

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