This is uhhh...well it's a thing that happened.

For some reason, this video from 2016 didn't make a splash until this week. The two year old video features Tom Hardy using an athletic cup...yes that kind of "cup" a Bane mask while he recites dialogue from 2012's The Dark Knight Rises to his dog.

The best part about the video, besides a nut-cup over Tom Hardy's face, is his dog's reaction! Dude isn't having any part of it.

You'll have to listen closely to what he's saying, as just like in the movie, it's a little hard to understand him. As it turns out, athletic cups aren't made for talking into.

For those that couldn't quite understand him, he's reciting the monologue about being born in darkness:

Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING!