'Dark Knight Rises' Won't 'Disappoint Fanboys,' Tom Hardy Says

His Bane is 'not the guy in Joel Schumacher's film,' Hardy tells Total Film.

The Man Who Broke the Bat is opening up about "The Dark Knight Rises."

Tom Hardy, who is currently filming the final installment of Christopher Nolan's "Batman" trilogy in Pittsburgh, has been keeping mum on the subject for a while now. But in a recent interview with Total Film, the "Warrior" star opened up as much as he has to date about his role in the movie.

"I think Bane's f---ing cool so I'm really excited to play him," Hardy told the magazine. "It's not the guy in Joel Schumacher's film [played by Jeep Swenson], but it shouldn't disappoint fanboys."

Set photos and video surfaced on the Internet over the weekend, showing Hardy's Bane in his full glory. In addition to showing off a clear look at Marion Cotillard's Miranda Tate, the "Dark Knight Rises" pictures showed Hardy's Bane and Christian Bale's Batman in the middle of a heated battle that could occur at the climax of the flick.

But will he be the villain to literally break Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises"? Hardy won't tell.

"All I can say is that Chris has a plan up his sleeve that's not at all disappointing. And that is a definite choice that's watertight in every respect," he teased.

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When MTV News caught up with Hardy at San Diego Comic-Con, he was unwilling to even talk about his opinion of the movie's recently released trailer. After giving a convoluted answer about being a person and how nice it is to see people happy because "it's a lot better than seeing them violent," he finally shared his thoughts about what fans have seen of the movie so far.

" 'Dark Knight Rises' looks like it's going to be an awesome, awesome movie. I saw the trailer myself, and I am very excited too," Hardy conceded. "I should be working right now. I came to Comic-Con just to have a little look."

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