Studio Wants to Change Tom Hardy’s Voice in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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While many would happily listen to Tom Hardy talk gibberish as long as they got to stare longingly at him, Warner Bros. apparently doesn’t share that feeling when it comes to The Dark Knight Rises . The studio has asked director Christopher Nolan to edit the sound mix of the Bronson star’s voice after fans and several critics complained that he was pulling a Darth Vader beneath his headgear. Since Hardy’s version of the villainous strongman promises to be amazing, we’d have to agree and say that we’d like to be able to hear what he’s saying — and we think we can just fine for the most part.

THR reports that Nolan only wants to change things up slightly. A source elaborated that “Chris wants the audience to catch up and participate rather than push everything at them. He doesn’t dumb things down. You’ve got to pedal faster to keep up.” If you haven’t watched the trailer yet (and who are you?), check it out past the break. Let us know if mister mumbles should get a pass.