Apparently, The 164 minute running time of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises still left a bit of important material out.
Lindy Hemming, the costume designer for the movie was recently interviewed by GQ magazine and had some stuff to say –
If you haven’t seen the movie(You know, since you’ve been living under a giant carrot) you should probably not continue.
“The thing that you should have seen during that sequence is [Bane] being injured in his youth. So one of the fundamental things about his costume is that he has this scar from the back injury. Even if he hasn’t got the bulletproof vest on, he still has to wear the waist belt and the braces. In that scene in the prison, where he’s learning to fight the same way Batman learned to fight, he’s wearing an early version of his waist belt. It’s showing support, but it’s not the finished one he eventually wears. He’s also wearing an early version of his gas mask, all glued together … If you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask.”
She was, later, made aware that the scene was not included and said –
“Well that’s an awful shame, but I suppose you have to cut things. I won’t elaborate on it too much, because it isn’t in the film, but there was another section that showed you why he had the mask and where it came from.”
No doubt these scenes would have changed the movie quite a bit since Bane’s past was part of the twist ending but it still would have been nice to watch. These scenes would be a nice inclusion in the Blu-ray release.