Collider was tipped off by an anonymous source yesterday who said that a new audio track was sent to the IMAX theaters that are showing the prologue of The Dark Knight Rises in front of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. It’s main feature is that Bane’s voice is now clearer. The source said:
“A friend of mine who is an IMAX projectionist told me they received a new soundtrack for the Dark Knight Rises prologue. He said it’s now a combo soundtrack with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, but the cool thing about this is that they’ve cleaned up the dialogue. They’ve gone in and lowered the background noise of the plane and other things, thus making Bane’s dialogue clearer and more understandable. He asked some people after they left the movie if they could understand Bane and they all said they had no issue understanding him, and were excited for the movie.”
It sounds to me like Nolan and Warner Bros. took into account all of the concerns that the fans had over the difficulty in understanding Bane’s voice. However, it does NOT sound however that Tom Hardy will be rerecording his lines in a sound studio.