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Holly Frith
12:41 10th February 2012

Tom Hardy has said he's not worried about complaints concerning Bane's voice in forthcoming Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

Christopher Nolan re-worked Bane's voice in The Dark Knight Rises, after audience members who have seen the prologue to the Batman film complained about not being able to understand what he is saying.

Tom Hardy plays the villain in Nolan's closing installment of his Batman trilogy and, true to the comic book character, wears a mask over his mouth.

When asked by MTV if he had any concerns about the criticism, Hardy said: "Not at all. I trust [director] Christopher Nolan implicitly. I'm not worried at all about people understanding him mumbling away,

"But I have seen some brilliant stuff online about [my mumbling] 'Mmmm ... Batman doesn't beat up retards!,' which I thought was very funny. I enjoyed that,"

Hardy is joined by Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard and, of course, Christian Bale in the film.

The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20, 2012.

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