Warner Bros and IMAX have denied reports that the prologue to The Dark Knight Rises has been amended after complaints that the villain Bane's dialogue was inaudible.
Reaction to the Batman sequel's six-minute prologue - currently screening with IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol - has been overwhelmingly positive, yet the majority of viewers, including Orange Film, were concerned about the ease of hearing Bane's lines.
A source quoted by Collider.com had suggested a new audio mix had been issued to make Tom Hardy's bad guy easier to understand but it now appears that information was incorrect.
Both Warner Bros and IMAX have reportedly denied any claims of a new audio mix being issued, with the confusion seemingly arising when some IMAX cinemas were sent a digital mix to play over an analogue system.
It now appears that despite widespread complaints that Bane's dialogue is largely inexplicable for much of the prologue to The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan and co have no intention of changing it.