It’s bad enough that he’s British, but early reports are that Tom Hardy is all but unintelligible while trying to speak through the mask he wears as Bane in Dark Knight Rises. Despite this, it’s likely that he turns in a better performance than Arnold Schwarzenegger did.
Christopher Nolan screened the film’s opening sequence for the press last night (my invite must have gone to spam), and the consensus is, “Huh? What??” The Hollywood Reporter recaps, “A lot of key dialogue, particularly that of Bane, who speaks via a mask, was unintelligible.”
It’s important to note that the film is still being edited and it’s likely that this is not the final version of the audio. But, I’d warn Nolan before he goes too far down the rabbit hole of attempting to fix it. Vin Diesel movies suffer from the same problem and they rake in the cash. Be true to yourself, Christopher.