In Gotham's last and final season, the show is pulling no stops by introducing its live-action TV debut of Bane.
— TZE CHUN (@anygivenchunday) October 22, 2018
Shane West will be portraying Bane in the drama series fifth and final season. West is an American actor, punk rock musician and songwriter.
Does he look familiar? Shane is most popularly known for his role in the popular ABC drama Once and Again (1999). He also starred in films as Liberty Heights (1999) and Whatever It Takes (2000).
Going back into his filmography, he also starred in the hit teen romance A Walk to Remember (2002) with This is Us' Mandy Moore, played Tom Sawyer in the action film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) and then depicted the life of musician Darby Crash in the biopic What We Do Is Secret (2007).
In the Gotham final season, Bane will be introduced as Eduardo Dorrance, a former Army friend of Jim Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie), who gradually transforms into the super villain in the series.
Gotham's showrunner John Stephens described Bane as “very, very strong, and very angry … we made him integral to the fact of coming in as a special ops government agent.”
In the comics, Bane is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bat." He has abnormal physical strength as a result of having undergone experiments involving a drug called Venom. Bane was he first appeared in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January 1993) and was created by writers Chuck Dixon and Doug Moench and artist, Graham Nolan.