LOL @ that "Come at me, Bro!" pose in the first picture.
But yeah, I'm loving the new look for Bane. It's way better than the overly animated brute from Batman & Robin. It's a more well-rounded look, one that shows a combination of his brutality and his militaristic intellect.
"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."
Not a hard thing to do since Nolan hasn't shot a really well put together fight scene yet (his action scenes were great, the fight scenes not so much)
It's true, but Batman Begins is his only film to really have a one-on-one fight scene between two characters that match each other (Bruce vs. Ra's), and he went with more frenetic, Bourne-style cinemtography for that film.
I'm excited to see what he'll do with the Bane/Batman throwdown[s] for Rises.