Tom Hardy’s Bane mask from The Dark Knight Rises have seen a massive increase in sales due to the worldwide pandemic.
Many state governments across the country have instituted rules that require people to wear face masks outside to prevent the spread of the pandemic. This has led to an uptick in sales for medical grade face masks across the internet. While Bane typically sports a luchador mask in the comic books, Tom Hardy’s version of the character in The Dark Knight Rises wore a mask that acted more as a breathing respirator.
People have been quick to recognize that Bane’s mask in The Dark Knight Rises bears a resemblance to the face masks recommended by the public health officials. However, Bane costume masks are not approved as being a suitable way to prevent the spread of the virus. This hasn’t stopped people from scouring across the internet to buy Bane masks. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Costume.com spokesman David DeJac commented on the increase in sales for Bane masks:
“Looking at sales figures, the adult mask had quite a sales spike in April and early May, which is unusual for this time of year.”
DeJac added that the surge in sales for costume masks in general are up for the time of year:
“We have had an unusual increase in sales and searches for masks, especially for this time of year. The extra activity seems to be across the board of mask categories, rather than overwhelming consistency in any one area, probably since any searches using the word ‘mask’ are showing up much more frequently than normal.”
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Here is the synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises:
Christopher Nolan returns to complete the Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight. Inception’s Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt join the cast regulars along with Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) and Tom Hardy as the powerful villain Bane. Christian Bale prowls the night as the Caped Crusader, fighting crime and corruption with the help of Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman.
Directed by Christoper Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Morgan Freeman.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter