You probably don't need any help from us to get excited for "The Dark Knight Rises" and the new image of Tom Hardy as Bane, but just in case you're not entirely familiar with the latest addition to Christopher Nolan's gritty Batman universe, we've got you covered.
After the image of Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises" hit the 'net, I gathered ten shots of Bane ranging from the terrible (his "Batman & Robin" cameo) to the awesome (Dan Luvisi's "Secret Six" comic book covers) that offer a peek at some of his various incarnations in comics, film, cartoons, and video games. You can check out our Bane image gallery by clicking on the image below:
Of course, if you want to know more about Tom Hardy's debut as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," you don't need to stop there!
Back in January, we gave you a brief overview of Bane's history in the DC Universe, including his most memorable (and less memorable) turns on the page and screen.
In March, a photo of Hardy on "The Dark Knight Rises" set gave us our first hint at the visual look he's going for in the film, complete with shaved head and, well... to put it mildly... a ridiculously beefed-up physique.
And lest you think the character's original on-screen debut is being swept under the rug, Hardy joked about the "Batman & Robin" version of the character in a February interview.
As always, keep it locked to MTV Splash Page for more "The Dark Knight Rises" news, interviews, and analysis!