Writer Chuck Dixon hailed director Christopher Nolan for introducing the antagonist to his Batman trilogy, and praised Tom Hardy's portrayal of the hulking terrorist.
He told Philly.com: "Apparently, Warner Bros was pressuring Nolan to use the Riddler, which would have been too similar to the Joker.
"Plus, the Riddler, like the Joker and so many of Batman's villains, is no challenge against him in a mano-a-mano fistfight. Batman will wipe the floor with him in that situation.
"I am beyond glad that Nolan had the juice in Hollywood to stick to his guns. From interviews I've seen, it's clear he understands the character and he gets what we were going for.
"It's not exactly what I created, but he's physically imposing and Tom Hardy is one hell of an actor. I can't imagine Bane being better portrayed."
Bane was created by Dixon, Doug Moench and Graham Nolan in 1993 for the 'Knightfall' story arc, in which the villain broke Bruce Wayne's back.
The Dark Knight Rises was released in cinemas last week.
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