Batman’s Bane will now speak clearer!

Remember all the brouhaha about ‘Bane’ – Tom Hardy’s villain character – being a little hard to understand in that 6-minute “Dark Knight Rises” prologue (shown before IMAX sessions of “Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol”)? Well, fret no more – seems Warner Bros has bullied Christopher Nolan (who said he wouldn’t be modifying the voice of the character so one could actually understand what he’s saying sans transcription) into cleaning up the audio.

Collider has heard from a source who claims that the soundtrack of the “Rises” prologue has been cleaned up.

“A friend of mine who is an IMAX projectionist told me they received a new soundtrack for the Dark Knight Rises prologue. He said it’s now a combo soundtrack with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, but the cool thing about this is that they’ve cleaned up the dialogue. They’ve gone in and lowered the background noise of the plane and other things, thus making Bane’s dialogue clearer and more understandable. He asked some people after they left the movie if they could understand Bane and they all said they had no issue understanding him, and were excited for the movie.”

So Nolan hasn’t caved in and had Hardy do any ADR or reworked the dialogue but he has recognized that the audio needed some work.

Bring on July!