Two behind-the-scenes videos from The Dark Knight Rises

As we count down to the home entertainment release of The Dark Knight Rises in just over a week’s time, we’re starting to get a glimpse at some of the special features accompanying the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight saga.

Following on from a look at some early concept art for Tom Hardy’s menacing villain Bane yesterday, we now have two behind-the-scenes featurettes, both of which are embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

First up via The Sun comes a look at Hardy’s transformation into the Man Who Broke The Bat:


And next, courtesy of MSN, is behind-the-scenes look at the creation of explosive stadium destruction sequence:


The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard, and is released on Blu-ray, DVD and Download on December 3rd here in the UK and December 4th in North America.

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