British talk show host Alan Carr interviewed actor Tom Hardy (Star Trek Nemesis) on Monday evening. The topic of “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises” came up for discussion. Hardy disclosed he needed to put on about 30 more pounds of bulk for the role between now and May when the film starts shooting. Hardy could not confirm if he would wear Bane’s trademark wrestling mask.
“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for a July 20th, 2012 release. The film will star Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Christopher Nolan directs.