EW releases first official look at Bane from GOTHAM season 5

Shane West as Bane in Gotham

Gotham fans are used to the series taking some liberties when it comes to costume design. So it will come as no surprise to see that the first official image of Shane West as Bane is more than a little controversial.

Following a leaked set photo over the weekend EW released the below official portrait of the character. Gone is his trademark wrestling mask, instead replaced by something a little closer to the Nolanverse mask.

Overall the character has a very classic 80s science-fiction movie aesthetic to his look. The padded jack and weird chest plate alluding to the mask supplying him with venom perhaps? Take a look at the image below and let us know what you think of the costume!

Shane West as Bane in GOTHAM - EW

Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock and David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne. The series also stars Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.


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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG