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Welcome to SHANE WEST NETWORK • shane-west.com, your number one resource and longest running site dedicated to American actor Shane West. Shane is known for his roles in A Walk to Remember, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the CWs Nikita, WGN America's Salem and most recently the final season of FOXs Gotham as the infamous Bane/Eduardo Dorrance. Here at SHANE WEST NETWORK we aim to bring you the latest news on Shane's career, a gallery of high quality pictures, fan pages of fun trivia on Shane's many roles and more. We hope you enjoy visitng the site and make sure to come back soon! Samantha xx
2018.22.10

Photos: Filming ‘Gotham’ Season 5

We finally have our first look at Shane in costume as Bane and he looks amazing! A mix between the DC comics and the 2012 Tom Hardy styled Bane, one thing is clear and that is that Shane looks every bit the terrifying villain who is about to bring Gotham to it’s knees.  Check out the article from Metro.co.uk below which has some details about what was happening on set as well as 22 HQ pictures in our gallery thanks to my amazing friend Jasper so make sure to check out his site for fellow DC actor Brenton Thwaites.

He’s easily the most terrifying villain in the DC Universe and now masked giant Bane is heading to Gotham. The fifth and final season for FOX’s DC comic series is now well underway, with Shane West being pictured in Bane’s tanked up armour signature mask on the set of Gotham – and he looks absolutely terrifying. In one shot, Bane can be seen crushing a soldier’s skull with his bare hands during a gruesome showdown, surrounded by trucks and police cars, but he couldn’t give a damn. Thankfully, in another shot, actor Shane looks pretty chill as he jokes around with Batman star Ben Mackenzie. Still, wouldn’t trust him in that outfit though. Shane’s character arrives to Gotham as Eduardo Dorrance, but later becomes Bane.

‘He’s integral to the resolution of No Man’s Land,’ showrunner John Stephens told Den of Geek. ‘While keeping elements from the books like Peña Duro and Venom … we made him integral to the fact of coming in as a special ops government agent.’ Last week Shane managed to spark all sorts of excitement when he shared a picture of his breakfast on Twitter. Though, it wasn’t his early morning meal which had fans up in arms, but what appeared to be Bane’s glove was conveniently placed alongside his ‘brekkie’, in the first look at his famous get-up. Naturally, details of Gotham’s final outing are being kept well under wraps but during the recent panel at New York Comic Con, John confirmed the 10th and concluding episode of the comic book series would see a huge time jump set 10 years later.

2018.19.10

News: ‘Gotham’ Star Reveals Glimpse Of Part Of Bane’s Costume

Shane West just can’t help himself; just days after being (possibly) spotted in wardrobe as Bane for a cast photo, the Gotham actor has shared a teasery shot of the notorious Bat-villain’s glove.

With the fallout from “No Man’s Land” and more planned for the final season of Gotham, there is a lot for fans to look forward to, but little has been more tantalizing to long-time comic book hardcores than the idea of Gotham‘s take on Bane.

Those gloves might actually be the most accurate-to-the-comics version of Bane’s gloves yet to come to live action. While the character has appeared in Batman & Robin and The Dark Knight Rises, both of those had stylized versions of the costume that were designed to work within the movie’s world.

West’s post, though, shows a pair of gloves nearly identical to the ones Bane was wearing in Batman #497, the infamous “Breaking of the Bat” issue in which he joined the pantheon of some of Batman’s greatest villains.

Earlier this month at New York Comic Con, it was confirmed that West would in fact be playing Gotham‘s version of Bane.

West is going to be playing a character named Eduardo Dorrance, who is a former Army friend of Jim Gordon’s. He returns to the city after No Man’s Land and seems helpful at first, but Dorrance doesn’t turn out to be the man anyone expects. In the comics, Edmund Dorrance is the name of Bane’s father, King Snake, and it sounds as though Gotham will be using that name to introduce the popular Batman villain.

During a recent visit to the set of Gotham, ComicBook.com spent some time talking with executive producer John Stephens, who told us a bit about introducing Bane and the other villains of Season 5.

“I don’t think we were ever really aesthetic about putting in new characters,” Stephens said. “If we kind of wanted to do one, we would throw it in anyway, a canon character. Certainly the character that Shane [West] is coming into to play is the character that we had been waiting to use, because we know we wanted one more big, canon character who was going to come in and make a splash, and he does, entirely. But there’s other characters, too, you mentioned Man Bat of it all, or you just sit and have random episodes and say, ‘Hey, we’re going to put Magpie in this episode.’ So Magpie comes in and she does a great job. So there’s more of that sort of throughout.”

During the Gotham panel at New York Comic Con, it was revealed that the show would be putting a spin on the traditional Bane/Batman story. Rather than breaking Bruce Wayne’s back in a fight, Eduardo will actually break the back of Alfred. – ComicBook.com

2018.16.10

News: First tease at Bane’s Costume for ‘Gotham’

In a brand new photo shared by Gotham cast member Cory Michael Smith we have gotten our first tease at what Shane’s costume will look like as the infamous Bat Breaker, Bane! Screenrant.com shared an article about the photo; including some news that was shared at New York Comic Con about Shane’s character, for those who may have missed it.

A brand new Gotham cast photo may have revealed Bane’s costume in the upcoming season of the series. Gearing up for their fifth and final season, folks behind the Fox series are pulling all the stops to ensure that the last 10 episodes of the show will be a satisfying way to cap off the prequel offering. Among the show’s biggest fan treats is the imminent arrival of one of Batman’s most memorable antagonist – Bane.

It was confirmed at this year’s New York Comic Con, where the trailer for their forthcoming season was also debuted, that Bane will be played by Shane West in Gotham season 5. And now, fans may actually have their first look at the character’s costume thanks to a brand new social media photo featuring the several cast members of the series.

The cast photo posted by Cory Michael Smith on his official Instagram account was taken after the table read for the ninth episode of the new season of Gotham. While fans of the show are already thrilled to see the actors seemingly in high spirits, West, who is at the back of the shot, is drawing interest for his unusual attire. Unlike his castmates who are dressed casually, it looks like the actor is sporting an armor type top. It’s difficult to see the entirety of his attire, but many are convinced that this is at least a piece of Bane’s upcoming costume in the show. Check out the image below:

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Before it was confirmed that West will be playing Bane in Gotham‘s final season, rumor had it that he might be playing someone related to the character. Considering that the show is naming him Eduardo Dorrance – the real name of Bane’s father, King Snake, the initial confusion is understandable. Based on the narrative, Dorrance is Jim Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie) friend from the army who returns to the city after No Man’s Land. But while he seems to be the perfect ally at first, it’s eventually revealed that his motivations aren’t necessarily pure.

No release date has confirmed as of yet for Gotham season 5, but it’s expected to air sometime during the upcoming midseason.

2018.13.10

Shane West Network Relaunch!

We’re back!  After many months of an unexpected hiatus, we are back with a new name, new look and new content!  As a fan of Shane for 14 years now, I would rather have the site back open now and have more stuff to add as I go and share the updates with you than leave it offline any longer and deprive both old and new Shane fans of somewhere to go to enjoy looking at photos, news and more.  We are now called SHANE WEST NETWORK; and can also be found via www.shane-west.net as well as our main domain, www.shane-west.com.  All of Shane’s appearances, photoshoots and magazine/editorial scans can now be found in the gallery, including some missing shoots that were not originally in the gallery (happy hunting for those *wink wink*) The new look is designed by myself and I decided that a layout celebrating Shane’s photoshoots over the years would be a nice one to look at and I hope that you all like it as much as I enjoyed working on it for you.

I am going to constantly work on getting more and more content added to the gallery, on hopefully a more regular basis, so please make sure to bookmark the site and also follow our social media; linked in the sidebar; to stay up to date with all the latest additions.  With the recent exciting news of Shane’s casting in the final season of Gotham we can only guess what great stuff lies ahead for 2019 and I for one am excited to see. Our new gallery can now be found at www.shane-west.com/pictures

If you have any questions/problems please don’t hesitate to message me and have a wonderful weekend!

2018.08.10

News: Shane confirmed as ‘Bane’ for Gotham Season 5

After much speculation and teasing since the initial casting news of Shane as Edurado Durrance in the final season of Gotham, it was finally confirmed at New York Comic Con on Sunday, October 7, that Shane will indeed be playing one of the most infamous Batman villains, Bane!

It’s official, Shane West will be playing Bane in the final season of Gotham. The cast and producers announced the news during the show’s New York Comic Con panel on Sunday morning.

Showrunner John Stephens confirmed the news saying, “When you’re doing the seasons and you have this rogue’s gallery you do want to parcel it out over the years.” While it seems they’ve saved the best for last, Stephens has been asking to use Bane since Season 1, but didn’t get a yes until FOX realized the fifth season would also be the final one. He also mentioned that while Bane and Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) have a similar relationship as they do in the comics, their backstories are tied together in a completely different way. Sean Pertwee jumped in to tease a fight between Bane and Alfred that will apparently end in a broken back for the erstwhile butler. – TVGuide.com

Showrunner John Stephens had nothing but praise for Shane’s portrayal of Eduardo/Bane at the panel, not something which is a surprise to fans of Shane who know he can sink his teeth into any character he is given.  But this certainly makes the wait to see Eduardo Dorrance on screen that much harder!

“You do try to want to parcel some of it out over the various years,” Stephens said. “We’d always wanted to do it and we’d always wanted to do in a way that hasn’t been told on screen. When Shane [West] comes into play him, there’s a level of authenticity,” he explained, adding that West’s performance will lead audiences to really believe he could become a “‘roided out” rage villain. “He’s awesome, and Alfred has a nice showdown with him.”

“Just between us, we have an altercation and Cat’s involved… but I get my back broken,” Pertwee revealed.

Bane famously broke Batman’s back in 1993’s Batman #497. Pertwee here is teasing that Alfred will instead be hurt by the masked villain.

West was cast as Dorrance earlier this summer as an old army associate of Jim Gordon who’ll be coming to Gotham to establish order once more after the Season 4 finale ended with the “No Man’s Land” storyline unfolding. Episode 8 of the shortened 10-episode season will be titled “I Am Bane” and presumably focus on the character. – CBR.com

2018.08.10

Photos: Shane at New York Islanders v New York Rangers NHL Ice Hockey Match, New York

Last night (Wednesday, September 26) Shane attended the New York Islanders v New York Rangers NHL Ice Hockey Match which was playing in New York. As most of you will know by now Shane is currently in New York shooting the final season of Gotham where is is playing a key role! You can check out 2 HQ pictures of Shane in our gallery now. Make sure to follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom for all the latest news and info on Shane. And don’t forget to bookmark the site too!

2018.08.10

Casting: Shane cast in Gotham’s final season

Exciting news everyone! Shane has been cast in a key role for the final season of FOXs hit show, ‘Gotham‘!  He is going to be changing pace from the ass kicking good guy and this time his character is the one causing trouble.  He is said to be playing a ‘villainous recurring role’ and I for one can’t wait to see!  Check out details from the press releases below:

EXCLUSIVE: Is Gotham calling on one of Batman’s biggest foes for its swan song? Nikita alum Shane West has been tapped for a villainous recurring role on the upcoming fifth and final season of the Batman prequel drama series on Fox.

He will play Eduardo Dorrance, an old Army buddy of Jim Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie). Having lost touch with Jim after the war, Dorrance returns to Gotham years later, leading a team of elite soldiers with the goal of helping Gordon restore order to No Man’s Land. But as the scales fall from Gordon’s eyes, he realizes Dorrance’s true intentions in Gotham are much darker and more evil than he could have believed.

There is no further information, but Eduardo Dorrance is believed to be related to a well-known villain in the Batman comic universe, Sir Edmund Dorrance, aka King Snake, who is the father of another big bad: Bane. It is conceivable that Eduardo could be Bane himself. It would make sense for Gotham to go out with a bang, bringing in iconic character(s) from the comic book franchise for its last season.

This marks West’s return to Gotham producer Warner Bros. TV, where he previously starred on Nikita and co-starred on ER. He most recently starred in WGN America‘s drama series Salem. The actor, whose feature credits include The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and A Walk to Remember, is repped by Paradigm and Management 360. – Deadline.com

2018.04.10

Gallery Update: Salem Season 1 Captures, Stills and More Added

As I work to get the gallery up to date with all of Shane’s projects, both television and film productions, I have added production stills, captures and promotional shoots for Shane as John Alden in the first season of Salem.  All the captures are in 1080p HD – perfect for viewing and also for making edits, so if you use them make sure to link us to we can see!  Make sure to head over to our gallery to check them out and follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom to stay up to date with all the latest news and info on Shane.



2018.03.10

Gallery Update: 1997 – 2018 Appearances Added

The gallery has now been updated with 5,700+ HQ pictures of Shane attending various press events, appearances, premieres and more over the years.  Make sure to head over to our gallery to check them out and follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom to stay up to date with all the latest news and info on Shane.


 

2018.01.10

Gallery Update: 1999 – 2018 Photo Sessions Added

You can now find 481 of Shane’s photo sessions for the years 1999 – 2018 in the gallery, including many in high quality! Some of these were very expensive and hard to come by, hence the watermark but I hope that you can still appreciate and enjoy them!  If you see any missing or have photoshoots in a higher quality than in the gallery, please message me on the sites email or twitter if you would like to donate them. Make sure to head over to our gallery to check them out and follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom to stay up to date with all the latest news and info on Shane.


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