Fox gave an extended look at Shane West’s Batman villain Bane in a lengthy trailer on Friday for the upcoming final season of “Gotham.”
The trailer, which you can watch above, brings in just about every famous villain from the Dark Knight’s rogues’ gallery, including The Joker, Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow and Harley Quinn.
It also seems like Det. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) will have to team up with at least some of them, namely Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), against the others. We also see footage of West’s time as Eduardo Dorrance, before he becomes Bane.
The first live-action portrayal of Bane came in 1997’s “Batman and Robin,” in which he was played by pro-wrestler Robert “Jeep” Swenson. The “Knightfall” storyline was later very loosely adapted for the 2012 film “The Dark Knight Rises,” with Tom Hardy as Bane. (At least West’s Bane already sounds more audible than Hardy’s.) First created by Chuck Dixon, Graham Nolan and Dennis O’Neil in 1993, the comic-book version of Bane is a powerful crime lord who spent his childhood and early adulthood in a South American prison, sentenced to life for the actions of his father, a revolutionary leader.
The final run of “Gotham,” which is subtitled “Legend of the Dark Knight,” will focus on David Mazouz’s version of Bruce Wayne becoming the famed DC Comics vigilante. The Batman-prequel drama will premiere its fifth and final season on Thursday, Jan. 3.