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TDKR Rumor Mill: WB Worried About Bane's Voice

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I know that the headline is sort of misleading, but Warner Brothers is concerned when it comes to Bane. The concern lies with the voice. After last the prologue was shown to media in both New York and Los Angeles the main negative reaction was to Bane's voice. After fan's saw the prologue, it seemed that again, Bane's voice was the only negative thing to reference.


I saw the prologue last week as part of Operation Early Bird and it is a bit hard to understand, but nothing sever enough to say that it hindered the excellence of the prologue. Again it the audio elements taking place in the prologue could still be changed before the release of the film.


Well, it seems that Warner Bros. may be a little worried about the voice, too. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WB would like Nolan to change the sound mix to ensure that Bane can be heard.


Sources close to the movie say Warner Bros. is very aware of the sound issue. One source working on the film says he is “scared to death” about “the Bane problem.” And with good reason. The last Batman film, 2008’s The Dark Knight, grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, and the studio doesn’t want anything to tamper with Rise’s chances for success.

Sources also say some at Warners would like Nolan to change the sound mix, but the filmmaker, whose autonomy is well-earned (his Inception earned the studio more than $800 million and eight Oscar nominations), has informed executives that he plans only to alter the sound slightly, not to rework it completely.


So ultimately, it will most likely come down to what Nolan wants to do. Nolan has proved himself time and time again at Warner Bros. and it is unlikely Warner will flex their muscles and make Nolan do something he doesn't think is right.


The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20, 2012.


Posted by Dustin Fritschel

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