The most anticipated movie for quite some time, The Dark Knight Rises, is only a couple days away from release. With the opening on the horizon, the film is getting coverage from nearly every media outlet imaginable. It has even been discussed on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show.
The Dark Knight Rises features the main antagonist Bane, which, according to Limbaugh, is more than a coincidence. Mitt Romney’s former private-equity firm was named Bain Capital, and Limbaugh suggested that Bane was intentionally chosen to be used in this film just to sway voters from the GOP.
“This movie, the audience is gonna be huge. A lot of people are gonna see the movie, and it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd, and they’re gonna hear Bane in the movie and they’re gonna associate Bain. The thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie, “Oh, yeah, I know who that is.” (laughing) There are some people who think it’ll work. Others think you’re really underestimating the American people to think that will work.”
Bane has existed as a character since 1993 when he first appeared in the Batman Comics. However, the decision to use Bane in the new installment of The Dark Knight series came only in 2011. Is it possible that Bane was only used to make a link to Bain Capital?
- [via Business Insider]