Deleted Scene From The Dark Knight Rises Revealed

Christopher Nolan is not known for leaving scenes on the cutting room floor in his Batman films.  The Blu-Ray's for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight featured no such scenes at all.  Apparently though some things were filmed for The Dark Knight Rises that delved into the origins of Bane.  In an interview with GQ magazine, costume designer Lindy Hemming revealed details of such scenes: There were two things about his clothes. The first thing is that they should be pretty undefined in date and where they came from, other than perhaps north of Asia. The other thing that you should have seen during that sequence is him being injured in his youth. So one of the fundamental things about his costume is that he has this scar from the back injury. Even if he hasn’t got the bulletproof vest on, he still has to wear the waist belt and the braces. In that scene in the prison, where he’s learning to fight the same way Batman learned to fight, he’s wearing an early version of his waist belt. It’s showing support, but it’s not the finished one he eventually wears. He’s also wearing an early version of his gas mask, all glued together.
     If you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask.
   It would seem though that she has not seen the film yet and when she found out from the interviewer that the scenes had been cut, she had this to say: Well that's an awful shame, but I suppose you have to cut things. I won't elaborate on it too much, because it isn't in the film, but there was another section that showed you why he had the mask and where it came from.
     So perhaps we will see this when the film hits Blu-Ray later this year.  The Dark Knight Rises is now in theaters.