First Image of Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

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The viral marketing campaign for Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” kicked off today and at the end of the tunnel was the picture you see above. It appears to be the first image of Tom Hardy as Bane, and it looks incredible.

The official website for The Dark Knight Rises also went live. It contains a sound file of some chanting that, when run through a sound analysis program leads to the twitter account @TheFireRises which is where the picture above was posted.