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By samantha • October 22, 2018 • 0 Comments

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.

By samantha • October 19, 2018 • 0 Comments

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

By samantha • October 16, 2018 • 0 Comments

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.