11 reasons that Tom Hardy as Bane will be a great thing. Personally, I think that having such a good actor as Bane is a really interesting and daring choice.
Between Nolan's Batrilogy and the Arkham games from Rocksteady we are getting some great exposure to the general public. Joe Public's opinions of Batman and his villians has been irrevocably changed since Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. No longer is a spinning Batsymbol, a powdered moustache and Adam West's pot-belly the first thing that comes to mind when Batman is mentioned.
Could we get some respect for Robin next?
Look for a post here later this week on that very topic.