TDKR character bios reveal intriguing Bane and Catwoman details

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

Some new promo materials have come out for The Dark Knight Rises, and the character bios for newcomers Bane (Tom Hardy) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) reveal some very interesting story notes for the final installment of Christopher Nolan's trilogy. Potential spoilers ahead!

The new character bios come from the recently released Dark Knight Rises: The Secret Files Scrapbook hardcover, and they spell out a few more of the motivations driving Gotham's new Big Bad.

Here is Bane's official bio, which states he will be putting together his very own League of Shadows:

Bane: Little is known about Bane. He was born in prison and trained in the darkest forms of deception by the League of Shadows, but rumor has it he was cast out due to his extreme behavior. Bane is a ferocious hand-to-hand fighter who is willing to do anything in order to take down his opponents. Bane is in peak physical shape, but he must wear a breathing apparatus that feeds him with pain relieving gas due to an old injury. He's never been photographed without his mask and only a handful of people have seen his face. While his true motives remain a mystery, he appears to be building an army of followers in the dark tunnels underneath Gotham in order to create his own League of Shadows.
As for Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, we learn a bit more about her new (and hopefully improved) outfit:
Selina Kyle: Selina Kyle is a world-class cat burglar and mistress of disguise. She's cunning and devious, but has a deep sense of honor. As Catwoman, she targets Gotham's wealthiest. Her weapons usually include infrared goggles, bladed high-heel boots, and a belt filled with lock picks.The Dark Knight Rises is set to open July 20.

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(Via Comic Book Movie)