Originally Posted by Raoul Duke
i enjoyed hardy's performance as bane a lot. but he is in no way shape or form the new darth vader. the two characters are not even comparable, outside of them having rasping robotic voices from breath apparatus. vader is still one of, if not the most iconic cinematic villain ever.
Theres actually a lot the two have in common. Both have an unsettling but awesome presence on the screen. Both openly kill their underlings and are feared by all those around them. Both speak with a british accent and a calm monotone voice, both also speak rather proper. In addition both are evil students of the heroes mentor, and both are at the end revealed to be not fully evil. They are very different characters, but a comparison can be made.