I recently saw the prolog (which was bad ass, but fall short of being as bad ass as the opening sequence to TDK).
I've always been a huge fan of Tom Hardy, but he's got a hard act to follow.
Firstly, from a Batman Villain perspective, Bane is no Joker.
The Joke is the ultimate Batman Villain, which will make this new movie character hard to top the last.
Second, I'm not to sure about the get-up they gave Hardy for Bane.
I really liked the way they portrayed the Joker, with really good makeup.
With Bane, they may have gone over-the-top with the mask...
I'm still very excited about this film, and will be looking forward to catching it next year.