Tom Hardy: 'Don't Compare Bane To The Joker'
British actor doesn't want to be in competition with Heath Ledger...
Tom Hardy has insisted that he does not want to be compared to Heath Ledgerfor his performance in forthcomingBatman trilogy, while the late Ledger was acclaimed for his role as The Joker in the previous instalment.
Speaking to entertainment website Hitfix, the 34-year-old said: "That would be putting myself in a competition with somebody who's clearly brilliant, and it's not a question of whose talent is greater or whose work is greater.
"It's just trying to be the best that we can be. I'm not trying to be better than somebody else.
"What he did was amazing, that's that. I've got a part I've got to play, and I want to play my part."
And the new movie's producer Emma Thomas elaborated in the same interview.
She said: "We were obviously never going to revisit the Joker, and you don't want to be trying to chase that.
"It's fun to have a very different sort of villain in this, and a different sort of challenge for Batman to meet, much more physical. It's almost a more even match in some ways, you know, in a physical sense."
A new batch of posters was unveiled for the movie last week.