Before and after Bane audio shows how The Dark Knight Rises cleaned up the villain's mumbles

Last year, we got to see the first six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises early — and the supervillain Bane sounded terrible. Weeks later, director Chris Nolan promised that audience members would be able to understand the villains mumbles, but there's been some controversy over how much, exactly, Bane was overdubbed.

And now, this new comparison audio of last December's "prologue" and the recently released feature film proves that Nolan went back in and did a pretty heavy reworking of Bane's banter. Check it out:


Bane's voice comparison (IMAX prologue vs... by mrstevenrichter

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