Re: Batman Begins v.s The Dark Knight Rises
Hah, me too!
This does make me think though. Hardy's Bane was pretty well received. He's mainstream now. Maybe this will mean that Bane will return to live-action in the next 15 years or so, in a more latino comic book accurate fashion. Id love to see the character be brought into future video games, animated movies, live-action film more and more to the point where he could be a classic staple along the ranks of Catwoman, Two-Face, Joker, Penguin and Riddler.
When you're in a big movie like TDKR it does well for the character who was pretty obscure beforehand.
I don't see him on screen before we see proper versions of Penguin, Riddler or even Freeze (maybe?). But I can see WB giving Bane another go before characters like Hatter, Croc, Man-Bat, etc.
"Guys, what would be your reaction if Alfred was Batgirl in this movie? You go watch the movie, everything cool, halfway through, Alfred becomes Batgirl."