Batman fans struggling to hear Bane
Published 21/12/2011 | 13:42
Christopher Nolan is reportedly unperturbed by fans' complaints that they cannot understand villain Bane in The Dark Knight trailer.
The first trailer for the highly-anticipated Batman movie arrived online this week along with a Dark Knight prologue screened ahead of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in Imax cinemas. But the film blogs and Twitter are abuzz with complaints from viewers claiming they can't understand what Bane, played by Tom Hardy, is saying.
Bane's super-power comes from a drug that he continuously inhales. The trailer shows him wearing a mask that covers his nose and mouth, muffling his speech.
Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that some bosses at movie studio Warner Bros would like Nolan to change the sound but he has apparently said he will only alter it slightly.
An insider said: "Chris wants the audience to catch up and participate rather than push everything at them. He doesn't dumb things down. You've got to pedal faster to keep up."
Nolan told The Hollywood Reporter at a press conference to unveil the prologue on December 8 that it was okay for a viewer not to understand what was said at times, as long as the overall idea was conveyed.
The movie is currently being edited and a final cut will not be ready for a few months.