The countdown is on for the release of the most anticipated sequel of
the summer EVER, so any bit of Dark Knight Rises news is good news.
A tie-in book called The Dark Knight Rises: The Secret Files Scrapbook has hit the market and on top of a few new pics (above), it gives a little bit of insight into the backgrounds of the franchise's newest characters.
If you don't mind a SPOILER, check out short biographies for the film's (not necessarily the comic's) version of Bane and Catwoman … AFTER THE JUMP!
"Little is known about Bane. He was born in prison and trained in the darkest forms of deception by the League of Shadows, but rumor has it he was cast out due to his extreme behavior. Bane is a ferocious hand-to-hand fighter who is willing to do anything in order to take down his opponents. Bane is in peak physical shape, but he must wear a breathing apparatus that feeds him with pain relieving gas due to an old injury. He's never been photographed without his mask and only a handful of people have seen his face. While his true motives remain a mystery, he appears to be building an army of followers in the dark tunnels underneath Gotham in order to create his own League of Shadows."
"Selina Kyle is a world-class cat burglar and mistress of disguise. She's cunning and devious, but has a deep sense of honor. As Catwoman, she targets Gotham's wealthiest. Her weapons usually include infrared goggles, bladed high-heel boots, and a belt filled with lock picks."
First of all, we're loving the fact that Tom Hardy gets shirtless and that we're going to see Anne Hathaway kill someone with her high heels!
Secondly, the "League of Shadows" sounds familiar. It looks like Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie may be ending where it all began…
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