One of the biggest questions surrounding The Dark Knight Rises is how will Bane tie into the overall story?  A number of rumors have been spilling out of the bowels of the Intardwebz, and the latest has Bane emerging from a Venom filled Lazarus Pit.

The Plot leak you’ve been waiting for: Eyewitnesses and crew members told us of a particular scene being filmed, where a bald-headed child wearing ragged clothes emerges from the well and pulls his hood over his head. From the conversations, we reckon this is a young Bane, emerging from a vat of Venom, trained by Pence’s Ra’s al Ghul. The years of addiction to Venom builds him to be a massive monster with amped up senses, intelligence and physical prowess.

Keep in mind this is just a rumor, but since the Lazarus Pit is bound to come up in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, this might be the logical way to connect Bane with Ra’s.

via GeekWeek


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  1. … or it’s Ra’s coming out of the pit as/through a Child, like he tried to do with Damien Wayne in the Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul.

  2. I trust Nolan and can buy the collected back issues of Ras/Bats from the 70’s…so whatever happens is fine with me.

    I think, since clearly the films do not take place in our reality that the Laz Pit is fine, but my bretheren on the DC boards seem to think there is some mandate against it…whatever.

  3. If the Lazarus Pit is the FIRST thing people consider “unrealistic” about the Nolan Bat films, then I think they need to get some psychiatric treatment.

  4. Claus Talon on

    “If the Lazarus Pit is the FIRST thing people consider “unrealistic” about the Nolan Bat films, then I think they need to get some psychiatric treatment.”

    I think even the most far-reaching concepts portrayed in the first Nolan films still had a believable scientific rational upon which they were based. A mystical “fountain of youth” doesn’t fall into that category as their is no scientific reasoning that can be applied to its being feasible. All of the elements depicted in “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” have a scientific/technological theory basis to them. THAT is what I think is meant by a mystical pit being “unrealistic”. That would be the reason they shouldn’t have Bane break Batman’s back, because we all know it was his nurse, a mystical healer that restored him. And other than lacing his spine with steel rods or something as such, how would the Batman regain his physical integrity and be able to continue his one man war on the underworld? IMHO.

    • I get where you’re coming from. I just think sometimes the more rabid end of the geek gallery( you don’t sound like them) needs to take a step back and remember we’re watching a work of fiction that includes a regular man taking physical punishment that would kill anybody and living in a world where, if we want to be realistic with modern science and surveillance technology, his identity would be guessed in a month.

      So, when people freak out about the pit I just think they’re a little too caught up in the whole power fantasy that Batman has really evolved into since this whole “realism” thing came along.

      • Hey- I’d like the films to mirror the books, but for whatever reasons they choose not to. I’d love to see a Batman movie where he get’s a visit from Metropolis’s boy scout, and done in the manner of the John Byne’s first meeting. The reason I enjoy the movies is that they are not real. If I want real I can just hit the streets.

      • Claus Talon on

        Just how far did they push the envelope with the Ninjas? Refresh my memory because as I’m writing this I can’t recall anything too far-fetched, although I could be wrong, because my memeory is not what it was.

  5. Claus Talon on

    As to Bane’s origin, I see nothing wrong with most of the original canon sans the venom feed into his brain-although I really like that. But- a prison inmate taking an experimental steriod/human growth hormone while “pumping iron” for most of his life and learning survival fighting tactics in a third world country’s penitentiary to be more in sync with current realities. Again IMHO.

  6. Got no problem with the origin just as long as I don’t hear Bane say “Bomb”………”Bomb” from a certain Joel Schumacher movie……

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