Total Film politely asked us yesterday to remove our magazine scanned images from their new The Dark Knight Rises cover issue, though some of the stills which we removed they seem to have made available online via their new iPad app. I won’t feature those in case they send me another cease and desist latter, but I will publish this brand-new image of Tom Hardy’s Bane that every website seems to have up and have so far not been asked to take down.

The image is a great close-up of Batman’s new adversary as he stares in disgust and anger at an unseen victim whose shoes I wouldn’t want to swap with!

Here’s the image in full…

We are now just over two months away from the July 20th, 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises in cinemas and IMAX cinemas and the anticipation build-up is intensifying.

Chris Nolan’s final entry in his Batman saga stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.

You can see Total Film’s array of new images HERE and also check out their cover issue image below…

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This article was first posted on May 12, 2012