Re: The "Nolan's views on Batman villains" thread
Bane's original mask looks more like a death's head. Its not at all luchadoresque whereas his TAS mask is.
On Chris B's Batman fansite there's old "leaks" you can find pertaining to TDKR. One of the more interesting ones included Talia, Black Mask and the Bat. Perhaps Nolan was going to use Black Mask at one point? I think he could be slotted into the film in Daggett's place if you wanted.
"I am for no master nor moral persuasion. I am for myself. What your yearning soul, madam, might mistake for loyalty to person or Purpose is merely a firm and, aye, principled determination to accept responsibility only for myself and my own actions." - Elric of Melnibone, The Revenge of the Rose (Elric: Swords and Roses).