Batman: The Dark Knight Rises writer has defended actor Tom Hardy after complaints from fans and critics that they had difficulty understanding his character Bane.
Jonathan Nolan, who is the brother of director Christopher Nolan, spoke of the problems with Bane's dialogue while attending a panel for his show Person of Interest at the TCA press tour, where he described Hardy as "spectacular."
When asked about Hardy's portrayal of ruthless villain Bane, Jonathan stated: "I've gotta tell you, I think what Tom Hardy is doing with the role is spectacular,
"I've had the benefit of seeing a little bit more than the audience has seen, at this point, and it's pretty spectacular."
Christopher Nolan has also addressed the issue with Bane's dialogue, insisting to Entertainment Weekly that his voice will make sense within the context of the movie.
He stated: "I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him."
Reports recently suggested that Bane's voice was altered after the complaints, with Warner Bros denying the rumours that a new audio mix had been delivered to cinemas.
Hardy, Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway star in the eagerly-anticipated flick - which is set to hit cinemas on 20th July 2012.