It’s pretty great how Bane’s lisp is worked into the dialogue and how the suspension of disbelief areas are totally called out.
I could really hear the characters in the dialogue, so much so that I found myself reading in their voices.
Then I just took it a step further (well, many steps), until I could go no further and made a video of me voicing BATMAN and BANE. I wanted to voice the entire script but felt it best to just stick to the strongest two voices, or else I’d still be editing this piece.
For Bane/Tom Hardy, the recipe was a deep British version of Sean Connery and Yoda (in hindsight, a bit too much of the latter at times). And for Batman/Bat-Bale, the secret was: 1) the tongue never touches the roof of the mouth 2) to mouth breathe the entire time 3) a pause needs to be inserted after every 1 to 4 words.
Then I ran into a potential issue with the battle in the sewer — I only had one still of them fighting.
So I used a Robert Rodriguez trick from his low budget feature, “El Mariachi” where his automatic rifle kept jamming, so he only had one shot of it firing 5 shots and he just kept flipping the reverse of the same shot back and forth for movement.
Yes, this is what I do when I have time on my hands. But essentially, this is exactly what I do for voice-over auditions — yelling and screaming into a microphone and then emailing it to my agent.
The only difference here is, you’re just getting to see/hear it.
Hope you enjoy!!