Here's a few blurbs from Tom Hardy (via THE MIRROR
) about playing Bane in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
* "I loved being able to play a baddie and, coming from East Sheen in South-West London, that doesnít come easily to me. I actually had to work on not being very nice. Iím genuinely a nice guy."
* "Batman is such an amazing franchise that I honestly feel overwhelmingly privileged to be a part of it," said the actor. "Itís such an amazing cast to work alongside, they are all so talented."
* "Iím not even thinking about how itís going to blow up for me after Batman. Iím just going to enjoy it and Iím still going to be buying a pint of milk by myself at the corner shop."
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES -- starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard -- hits theaters next Summer on JULY 20, 2012!