Soon after pictures of Shane West’s Bane in tanked up armor from the fifth and final season of FOX’s DC drama series, Gotham surfaced online courtesy Gotham writer and producer Tze Chun, Fox and Warner Bros. rolled out the first official picture of the classic Batman villain.
Entertainment Weekly unveiled the first official look at West’s Bane donning a high-tech mask and vest, with red circles underneath his eyes. Notably Gotham Season 5 will portray Bane as Eduardo Dorrance, who is a former friend of Ben McKenzie’s Jim Gordon, who arrives in the city as part of a government special operations team to restore order in No Man’s Land, and eventually transforms into the fearsome villain.
West’s Bane reveal has received a mixed response from Twitter fans. While some fans loved the look, a huge part of the fanbase were pretty disappointed. One of them even posted a picture of himself wearing a better mask than Bane. You can check out fans reaction in the tweets below.
During an interview with Den of Geek at the New York Comic Con, showrunner John Stephens described Gotham‘s Bane as “very, very strong, and very angry … we made him integral to the fact of coming in as a special ops government agent.”
John also confirmed that there would be a decade-long time jump in the last episode of the series that will see all of the characters become more like their classic comic versions.
Gotham also stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.
Gotham Season 5 will return on FOX in 2019. Bane is expected to make his debut during the first run of Season 5 episodes, most probably in episode 8, titled “I Am Bane.”
— Black Heroes Matter® (@BHMatter) October 22, 2018
— Angel at RCCC (@angelt18) October 22, 2018
Thoughts on the new #Bane look? …My mum made me this exact outfit for Halloween in 1992 using straws, sticky tape and a black bag! 🤣 What’s your thoughts? #hyperhomies #gotham pic.twitter.com/j5aI44Lz6e
— Chris Hardie (@ChrisHardie01) October 22, 2018
Gotham got Bane out here looking like great value Darth Vader
— Darth Kriss (@insanityreport) October 22, 2018
— Doug DiRT Turner (@PCN_DiRT) October 22, 2018
Gotham's Bane looks awesome. pic.twitter.com/7OABjf0GYX
— Shawn Madden: The Final Chapter (@neddamnwahs) October 22, 2018
— Al Elliott 🎃 (@alanelliott1) October 23, 2018
This is supposed to be the Gotham version of Bane? lmao
He's got the eye makeup of someone from the movie Hackers
The top from a discarded Noob Saibot costume from a recent game convention
And 3 broken routers for a chest piece
A+ stuff right here pic.twitter.com/ISD9WnRFgo
— AlphaOmegaSin of the Dead 👻 (@AlphaOmegaSin) October 22, 2018
If anything Bane is Gotham is going to break his own back if he even tries to lift up Bruce because of all that machinery he has. lol
— Taylor Pechter (@TheInspecter) October 22, 2018
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