By DANIEL VAN BOOM FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 18:22 EST, 23 February 2015 | UPDATED: 18:47 EST, 23 February 2015
He's most well known as Bane in Batman: Dark Knight Rises, and it seems the key to Tom Hardy's success is a good mask.
The 37-year-old English actor is seen in a new trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road and it appears as though he'll spend much of the blockbuster film trapped in a heavy Bane-like mask.
Playing the titular character, Tom is seen literally fighting his way through a world of danger as he's joined on screen by the likes of Natalie Portman and Nicholas Hoult.
'My world is fire and blood,' he says at the beginning of the trailer as he overlooks a desert wasteland.
It's unfortunately not long before Max finds himself captured, bound to a stake tied to a villainous crew's vehicle.
One explosion later the soft spoken hero uses the stake to pole vault his way from his captors, as a gang of girls led by Charlize Theron's character Imperator Furiosa head towards the chaos.
'Out here everything hurts. Take what you can and run' she says to her group.
From there all hell breaks loose, with flashes of intense vehicular combat and a healthy dose of Tom Hardy action.
It all crescendos to a scene of fiery tornadoes, with Mad Max clinging to life at the centre.
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